Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake

2 Jun

A lot of people ask me what I do during the day as a stay at home mom.

For starters, I appreciate you asking me and not my husband, because according to him I’m relaxing.. πŸ™‚

Which is funny because this morning at 530 a.m., I spent a good 30 minutes washing a Baby from an unpleasant diaper change, all the while Mr. Know It All is snuggled up cozy in a warm bed snoozing away…

And I don’t know if you heard that first part..

530 a.m.

Β For a while Baby Boo woke up a little after seven, but then decided that there just needed to be more time in the day to play, so recently it’s been 530.

I guess 530 wouldn’t be so bad, if I went to bed at a decent time and didn’t stay up to watch Monday’s episode of the bachelorette. (Any one else find the cellular phone salesman a little QT) Don’t worry, my husband doesn’t mind, he’s sleeping.

It’s been somewhat of a struggle for me to switch from Ari mode to Mom mode, and things that amuse me, really don’t amuse Baby Boo. (She’s not all that into Cell Phone Guy..)

But somehow we manage, and some days I look at the clock and say, it’s ONLY 11! And other days Hubby comes home and I’m still in my PJ’s, Baby Boo is nakie, and I am far from what you would call Pleasant smelling.

On the other hand, this little one masked any smell that may have come her way with a sweet scent of cinnamon.

The Cinnamon Challenge was so 6 months ago for Baby Boo.

She clearly finds joy eating it straight out of the Bottle.

Don’t even try and take it away from her.

You will pay the price.

Roughly 5 bucks, because that’s how much it’s gonna cost to buy more cinnamon once it’s spilled all over the floor in a tantrum rage to retrieve it back.

Luckily for me I had used the cinnamon for my breakfast prior to the Ms. Cinnabuns craving.

Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake

Inspired by the Amazing/Talented/Beautiful Mama Pea: Coconut ChaiΒ 

1/2 C. Coconut Milk

1 frozen Banana

6 Coconut Milk ice cubs

1 tsp. Ginger

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Spice (or Allspice)

1 TB Vanilla


Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy. Reduce milk for a creamier shake, and add milk for a less thick shake.

Thank you Mama Pea for your inspiration.

Best. Drink.Hands. Down.

But then..As they always do..Things got a little crazy.

Since I was making this for breakfast I decided I needed a little bit of Greeeeennsss…

Coconut Vanilla Chai Green Drink Milkshake


Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake

2 C. Spinach

2 Dates


Blend until creamy and green πŸ™‚


I’m sorry.

I know you are probably Green Drinked OUT..And EnOuGh with the milkshakes already!

Am I right??

Last one I promise..

Some of us just can’t take it anymore…

42 Responses to “Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake”

  1. Aunty June 2, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    Am I first?! I like mask guy..just kidding..Baby Boo is so funny!

  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) June 2, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Ari, the milkshakes look fabulous.

    I saw Mama Pea’s recipe the other day and thought, mmm, good.

    What I love most if your precious babe just going to TOWN on the cinnamon. A girl after my own heart πŸ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

      Thank you Averie!
      And such a weirdo right? She is quite the picky eater, but maybe I should start adding cinnamon in everything πŸ™‚

  3. Beyond Bananas June 2, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Your shakes looks delicious..
    and your baby boo is soooo beautiful! I love the big old grin she has on her face with that cinnamon.. AND how she is practically passed out in her baby food!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

      thank you thank you! Cinnamon makes her happy I guess!

  4. pawsitivelife June 2, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Smoothie looks great! I think being a stay at home mom is a tough job, I know I couldnt do it, but they say that the most unlikely people choose to stay maybe one day

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

      I never thought I could..You can amaze yourself πŸ™‚

  5. Jess@HealthyExposures June 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    eek, I couldn’t imagine eating cinn straight-up! haha. when she gets older you’ll have to use like, whole containers of cinnamon in your baked goods just so she can taste it with this early desensitizing to it πŸ˜›
    the smoothies look great!

  6. Lindsay@LivingLindsay June 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Oh my gosh – this looks sooooo good!! I saw Mama Pea’s recipe too and immediately saved it. Your version looks amazing, too!! I so wish I had room in my freezer for a tray of coconut ice cubes – haha πŸ™‚ My husband thinks that I relax all day, too – I just sit here, check my email, etc. etc. I love it when he is home with Carter for any amount of extended time because he quickly learns that a full day of play IS work πŸ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

      haha yup we check e-mails, paint our toes, watch our shows, and shower!! we always have time to do our hair and makeup too right??!! πŸ™‚
      That is good that your hubby understands when he stays home with the baby though πŸ™‚

  7. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) June 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Wow, I really think being a stay-at-home mom is a tough job! Not that I’ve ever done it, but 5:30 AM diaper changes and baths? Doesn’t sound too relaxing to me! πŸ™‚

    I always love a good smoothie recipe – these look great!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

      haha not relaxing in the least bit! πŸ™‚
      and thank you so much!!

  8. Tiff June 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    What adorable pictures! I’m glad you work at home because you have just enough time to write your lovely blog. πŸ™‚

  9. tacha June 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    I love her she is so darn cute to funny she it eating the cinnamon, ya i feel ya on getting up early and going to bed super late.

  10. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I LOVE that last pic!

    Your shake looks fantastic. I had chia pudding for breakfast… I bet that add some awesome pudding-ness to shakes. Afternoon snack, here I come!

    I never thought to freeze coconut milk – definitely trying that since I always have some leftover when I open a can.

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      Silly me…I don’t proof read and I am so used to writting Chia not CHAI.. πŸ™‚ SO it is a CHAI drink, not CHIA..but you could def add them πŸ™‚
      ANd I always freeze milk in treys for shakes and smoothies. Makes them creamier πŸ™‚

  11. Kari June 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Mmm I think I just found my afternoon snack! How many T of chia seeds do you use? I’m not seeing it on the ingredients…

    • Kari June 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

      Haha- I just looked at Mama Peas and realized there aren’t any chia seeds! I think what you meant is chai instead of chia:) I was confused- sorry! Regardless, it looks yummy and I am still going to make it. And your daughter is so darn cute. Too bad we are related otherwise I’d be planning on hooking her up with my son:)

      • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

        Kari! You were SOOO right! hahaha omg..I am so used to writting Chia not CHai!! AND..i wrote this at like 11 at night… πŸ™‚ THanks for helping me out!! I need you to proof read my post before they go out! πŸ™‚
        And yes TOO bad we are related! πŸ™‚ haha

  12. Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Yum! I am totally not green drinked out. Both of those look amazing πŸ˜€ I love those spices. Also love the last picture, haha. I remember messes like that. I also love when people assume you sit at home all day because your a sahm. I have so much to say about that, but I’ll just leave it at that, haha.

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

      hhaha I am SO SO glad you can relate Heidi πŸ™‚

  13. Alyssa June 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it!! That milkshake looks great and your baby is to die for cute!!!

    I’m doing a vegan challenge for a month and trying to stock up on good recipes!! Thanks for one of them!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

      Thank you so much! Glad you stopped by!
      ANd good luck on your vegan challenge! πŸ™‚

  14. pumpedforpumpkin June 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    wow that smoothie looks DELICIOUS. I seriously need to get on it and make one asap.
    and i love that last picture! Too Cute!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

      yes! Please make it and tell me if you love it πŸ™‚

  15. Anna June 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Hi! I’m a first time reader, and can I just say I love your blog! you and your baby are so beautiful!

    I have to do a grocery run sometime within the next few days, and I have to make sure to pick up ingredients for this shake. It looks really delicious, and I have been craving cold drinks in DC’s awful summer heat

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you visit often πŸ™‚
      And smoothies and shakes are SO my go-to thing when it’s hot and humid and sticky from summer heat πŸ™‚

  16. Shanna, like Banana June 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Being a Mom has to be the toughest job on earth I swear. But seeing Baby Boo’s face everyday would be pretty darn amazing =)

  17. Stephanie June 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    I doubt that Mama Pea will ever adopt me after saying this, but this kind of looks better than hers, fo’ realsies.
    Also, Baby Boo is too cute. I. just. can’t. handle. it.

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

      Thanks stephanie! πŸ™‚ Mama Peas looked pretty darn amazing :)!

  18. Jenny June 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Baby Boo is just like me with the cinnamon, never enough πŸ˜‰ That milkshake looks incredible!! So refreshing, I love it. I’ve never had a coconut milkshake before

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 2, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

      Can you eat cinnamon straight out of the bottle too πŸ™‚ And I love coconut milk! have you ever had coconut ice cream? to die for!

  19. helen June 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Keep those milk shake varieties a coming! Oh and the stay at home mom gig, I get to be one every summer. By far the hardest job ever!

    Love the last pic of baby boo, absolutely priceless!

  20. vegan aphrodite June 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    I smiled so much while reading this post! You write in such a fun way, it sounds totally great to get up at 05.30 πŸ™‚
    Baby Boo is adarable! And so are you!
    I love love love chai latte, and this milk shake I have to try! Sounds delicious!

  21. kate June 3, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    omg this looks amazing I lovee the addition of greens and I dont blame your baby for going after the cinnamon I could eat it on everything!


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