vegan collagen alternative smoothie

Vegan Chai Latte Smoothie 


This earthy vegan chai smoothie is a perfect option to bridge the seasons and boost collagen using a vegan collagen alternative.  Full of spiced flavours, this recipe tastes of a warmer season through its spiced and smooth texture. It provides plenty of natural ingredients to power you through your day!

This recipe only requires a prep time of 5 minutes and is suitable for a vegan diet.

Variations of the recipe can be made such as adding a coffee shot or decaf into the mixture to create a ‘dirty chai smoothie’ or creating a milk-free smoothie by replacing the milk alternative with chia seeds and hemp hearts to combine a creamy texture.

 Note - adding Nutraviva’s Vegan Collagen Alternative is a great thickener choice that provides a suite of beneficial nutritional ingredients for the body to support tissue building and repair, and delivers essential compounds required for collagen formation within the body.

This recipe serves one serving. We have two options below - both milk alternative and non- milk alternative options.


Ingredients - Milk Alternative Smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 pitted Medjool date (heat in water for 1-2 minutes to soften)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp Nutraviva's Vegan Collagen Alternative
  • 1 tbsp hemp
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground cloves


Ingredients for a Non-milk Alternative Smoothie:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp of Nutraviva's Vegan Collagen Alternative
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2-3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large frozen banana, chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 Tsp ground cloves

Optional: 8 cubes of ice


1. Combine all ingredients, except for the ice, into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. You may need to pause the blender halfway to scrape away mixture from sides of blender to assist with mixing process

2. Adjust the spiced or sweet flavour to your preference.

3. Optional: Add in the ice and blend until a slush consistency

4. Pour into a glass or bowl, and sprinkle cinnamon or chai spiced powder for maximum flavour and presentation.


Vegan-friendly and delicious at the same time. You can’t beat that!

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Written by Hannah Cross, Content Collaborator, Nutraviva

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