1/4 cup dried, shredded coconut
1/8 cup dates
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom spice (optional)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup water
1. Add all ingredients to blender.
2. Blend in your high-speed blender until nicely smooth.
3. Empty your blender immediately. Pour smoothie into little dessert cup(s) for dessert smoothie goodness. Enjoy!
The Rawtarian’s Thoughts
I’ve been enjoying this raw chai smoothie often over the past few weeks as a dessert, almost as a replacement for a sweet coffee or hot cocoa after dinner.
If you have cardamom in your spice cupboard, it really adds an interesting, surprising chai-esque taste. But if you don’t have it, no worries – you can omit it and just use the cinnamon.
I don’t often add coconut to my smoothies, but it provides added richness, which is nice and turns it into more of a dessert smoothie. (If you can’t do coconut, feel free to omit and cut the water down a little to compensate.)