This Banana Almond Coconut tea is almost like a rich chai or a bubble tea. Made with scented Earl Grey tea and blended with bananas, coconut and almond milks, honey, vanilla and ginger you’ll... have a delicious, soothing drink that’s the perfect thing to sip on if eating solids is not on the menu, or if you are trying to squeeze in a few extra calories. It’s best if you drink it hot, straight after it’s made, excellent on a cold winter day. If you’re making it just for yourself, feel free to cut the recipe in half. Let the ginger and honey soothe your throat and stomach, the vanilla please your sweet tooth, while your taste buds enjoy the whole thing.
In a small pot over medium heat, bring 1 quart of water to a simmer. Add tea bags and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until tea is dark brown.
Add almond milk, coconut milk, ground ginger, honey and vanilla to the tea and stir until well combined. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Add bananas to the tea mixture and puree with an immersion blender. Serve the smoothie warm.
If you do not have an immersion blender, allow the tea to cool slightly before blending in a standard blender. When blending hot liquids in a blender, it’s best to only fill the blender halfway and to hold the lid down with a towel just in case the steam causes the lid to pop off.