Mango and Banana Chai Tea Smoothie

This morning, I could decide whether I wanted a smoothie or a tea with my breakfast. I was up early, so a tea would be great. However, it’s fairly warm, so I wasn’t anxious to have a hot drink. Instead, I decided to make a combination of the two, a smoothie that uses tea as a base. This smoothie takes a bit of planning, because you need to steep the tea and then chill it before blending. If you decide you can’t wait for the tea to cool, it melts the ice cubes and the smoothie is thin, but cold and refreshing.

Do you add cold tea to your smoothies? What flavours of tea do you add?

Mango and Banana Chai Tea Smoothie


  • 1 1/2 cups Chai Tea (steeped and chilled) – approximate cost $0.10
  • 1 banana, sliced in half – approximate cost $0.60
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces – approximate cost $0.75
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk – approximate cost $0.50
  • 12 ice cubes


  1. Blend the tea, ice, coconut milk and fruit.
  2. Serve in two tall glasses.

Makes 2 servings (approximate cost: $0.98 per serving).


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  1. What a great smoothie!!! I love chai and all of the other ingredients but have never tried the combination. Gotta try this!

  2. Looks amazing! Will give the recipe a try soon!

  3. I love smoothies as an energizing breakfast: Easy does it too! 🙂
    MMMMM,..What a stunning creation, Amber! 🙂 Yum!

  4. I would absolutely love this! Bookmarked it to make later!! 🙂

  5. Thought I’d rather pay your blog a visit instead of going through the linky party – this is a great recipe, my daughter wants to go on a juicing/smoothing diet and I think this is perfect, I’ll just use low-fat Coconut milk. Thanks for stopping by my blog regularly and leaving a message. Have a great weekend! (your recipe – pinned!)

    • Thanks for stopping by Linda! I hope the smoothie works out well and that your daughter enjoys it!

  6. This looks to die for, as I am addicted to my morning chai tea, and I love mangoes. I will have to give it a try! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too!

    • You’re welcome Lisa! Thanks for stopping by!

      I switch between chai, earl grey, and moroccan mint for my morning tea. Adding tea to a smoothie is a great way to have a cool morning tea on hot summer days.

  7. I have made your tasty smoothy & it was superb: really tasty! 🙂

  8. while we don’t have mangos or bananas available here locally/seasonally, i do have a crap ton of berries and other fruit… i like the idea of adding cold tea to a smoothie – i’ll have to do that this week with what i have available 🙂

    thank you for taking the time to share with us at The Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop – we hope to see you again this week with more incredible posts! xo, kristy

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