• We love a good Chai tea and what better way to enjoy your morning cuppa tea than in spicy smoothie? This 5-ingredient smoothie is the ultimate start to any day. If you want a thicker or creamier smoothie, you can substitute the coconut milk with low-fat Greek yoghurt.

    Recipe by Sarah Dall

    Photograph by Dawie Verwey

    Chai and pineapple smoothie

    Serves: 2


    • 1 chai teabag
    • 1 pineapple, peeled and cubed
    • 1 small banana, peeled
    • 125ml (½ cup) coconut milk
    • ice cubes, to serve



    Break the teabag and place the chai leaves in the blender with the pineapple, banana and coconut milk.


    Blend until smooth and pour into glasses.


    Add a few ice cubes and serve immediately.

    More delicious smoothie recipes for you to try:

    Protein-packed breakfast smoothie

    Tropical tonic smoothie

    Banana, peanut butter and espresso smoothie

    4-Ingredient beetroot smoothie

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com