Frozen Chai Tea Smoothies

November 2009
Frozen Chai Tea Smoothies

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This filling version of India's favorite pick-me-up will power you up to hit the racks with a vengeance.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 7 bags black tea
  • 1 pint vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  1. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, the honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger over low heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain, then let the tea cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Using a blender, combine the tea, frozen yogurt, nutmeg and cardamom. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.
  • Place the shake in an insulated mug to keep it thick and cold.