Blueberry Banana Chai Smoothie is a blend of vanilla chai latte mix, wild blueberries, banana, and ginger. It’s rich and creamy with deep blueberry flavor!
If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you might remember that I lived in Pennsylvania very close to a wild blueberry barren. In the summer, I collected, baked and of course frozen Ziploc bags of delicious wild blueberries.
Wild blueberries are harvested primarily from the barrens and fields of Maine and Eastern Canada. They’re genetically diverse and have myriad health benefits.
See my posts for wild blueberry coffee cake and vegan blueberry bars.
Since we all don’t have our own wild blueberry barren nearby you may ask Where can I purchase these delightful wild berries?
My friend, they are waiting in the frozen fruit section at the grocery store – you might have been overlooking them all this time! (find nearby stores that stock them here). Straight from the blueberry barrens, frozen in time, delivered to your blender for a blast of sweetness.
Of course any blueberry recipe can be made with standard grocery store blueberries; however, the wild ones have a depth of flavor that takes your recipe to the next level. Plus they have 2x the antioxidants of cultivated blueberries that you find in your grocer’s fresh produce section!
I also love that wild blueberries are smaller so you can distribute them more easily in baked goods like blueberry muffins.
How to Make a Blueberry Banana Chai Smoothie
Blended with chai mix, this healthy blueberry smoothie has tons of warming spices to brighten up your day! There’s nothing like a ginger zing to keep you going strong all day!
Step 1: Get some blueberries! Frozen or fresh.
The wild blueberries in my grocery are called Wyman’s of Maine.
Step 2: Purchase your favorite Chai Latte mix
Step 3: Blend it!
Blueberry Banana Chai Smoothie is a blend of vanilla chai latte mix, wild blueberries, banana, and ginger. It's rich and creamy with deep blueberry flavor!
- 1 cup chai latte mix with milk*
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
- 1 banana sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
Place all ingredients into a blender.
Give it a whirl until smooth and frothy.
*For this recipe, I used a premixed soy based vanilla chai latte beverage from Bolthouse Farms. You can use any mix you'd prefer - Tazo has a nice organic chai mix that you can add any milk to create a latte mix.