pumpkonut chai shake

October 28, 2011
It's no secret how much I love chai, nor do I keep my affinity for pumpkin under wraps.  Coconut?  Yep.  Love it, too.  It was only natural that they would all one day meet, and together, make a glorious breakfast/snack/dessert/anytime-treat.

Therefore, we have the Pumpkonut Chai Shake.  While the name is a bit obnoxious, the taste is anything but.  It's simple, it's quick, it's healthy and most importantly, it tastes like a dream come true.  My dream, anyway. 

Speaking of dreams, I was able to use my brand-spankin'-new-birthday Vitamix Blender to whip up this baby.   This little machine will absolutely hold a special place in my heart until I die.  Surely someone out there gets as excited as I do about fancy-schmancy appliances.  Anyone?   

Pumpkonut Chai Shake
vegan, gluten-free
2 medium bananas, chopped and frozen
1/2 cup pureed pumkin
1/2-3/4 cup almond milk (soy, rice or heck, even regular milk is fine, too!)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 chai tea bag
3 tablespoons shredded coconut

(Let's see how complicated I can make these directions.)  

1.  Place all ingredients in blender.
2.  Blend.
3.  Serve in a Tervis tumbler*.

*I'm in love with this new tumbler I received as part of a Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Tervis.  This guy is virtually indestructible and won't crack, melt, shatter, or chip.  Better than that, their double-wall insulation means hot drinks stay hot cold drinks stay cold, and my furniture is safe from those annoying condensation rings!


Lauren C. said...

This sounds delicious! Quick/dumb question, though. Do you take the tea out of the bag?

Jess said...

I literally just rip open the tea bag and pour in the contents! :)

Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes said...

This looks so yummy! I love the combination of these flavors. Thanks for sharing!

scottyk said...

I love chai. Have a venti soy chai latte w/ no water every morning from starbucks to get my day going.

I am making this tomorrow for sure. Yummy!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

That looks so great! I don't really like coconut but chai and pumpkin....yum!

Anonymous said...

i have a vitamix too, and i LOVE it!! i tell my friends and family about it so much, they think i should be a salesman :-) so, in answer to your question, YES, there are other people who get totally excited about fancy-schmancy machines :-)

Drink Me Chai said...

Really fab blog Martha. Lovely presentation and sounds yummy! Perfect for the season.

We have an instant Chai Latte powder that you could use to replace the chai tea from the teabag.

You could make a hot spiced pumpkin chai latte by using pumpkin puree with our powder or adding pumpkin syrup.

Would you like a sample of our product to review for your blog?

Kelsey said...


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