Protein Chai Smoothie

Chai is super-popular right now in all the fancy coffee shops but if you want to save some cash (and calories), try making this delicious smoothie at home. ┬áThe spice mix will last about a week’s worth of breakfasts.

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Spice Mix
2 tsp cardamom
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp black pepper

Smoothie
1 ripe banana (slightly chilled)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 tsp raw maca
1/2 tsp Spice Mix (above)
1 cup cashew milk (or other non-dairy/non-soy)
Add ingredients to blender as listed.  Turn blender quickly up to high and continue until the mixture is smooth.