I’m not sure what it is that keeps bringing me back to my blender in the summer months. Maybe its the lazy, hazy days of summer or just the simplicity of blending anything possible to get the most & best nutrients circulating in me without having to think about what to chop, slice, dice or cook. Let’s face it, we all need fuel for our incredible bodies and sometimes the mood to cook just escapes you even if you are a nutritionist.

I recently blended up a vitamix full of some of my most favorite flavours and here is what poured out of the blender. Its not surprising that the direction of the flavours headed to one of my most favourite Indian influences, Chai.

Chai Chiller

chaiWhat you need

1 Banana

3/4 cup Almond milk (home made if you have it) or Rice Milk

1/4 cup H20

3 Dates, pitted

2 Kale leaves (really, it doesn’t taste like a salad & it helps make it the chai colour)

1/2 tsp Maca

1 tsp Cardamon, ground

1 inch piece Ginger, fresh, peeled and thinly sliced

5 Ice cubes (if you want the chill factor)


What you do



Maca:  a powerhouse adaptogen that helps rebuild weak immune systems as it remineralizes the body and provides antioxidant protection.  Maca enhances the power of resistance, therefore increasing energy, endurance and even libido. Try to get some of this in you every day. Start small & increase gradually

Kale:  a phytonutrient that activates detoxifying enzymes in the liver, aids in healthy vision with an excellent source of Vitamin A and provides antioxidant protection with a great dose of Vitamin C. Conveniently rich in Vitamin K (for Kale) that promotes bone health, as well as metabolism booster B6, energy boosting iron as well as dietary fiber.

Ginger:  a powerful anti-inflammatory that stimulates digestion, soothes the gastrointestinal tract, minimizes mucous,  relieves nausea and stimulates circulation to aid in cardiovascular health.

Happy Blending and Chillin’

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