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Dr. Oz’s Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie
Ranked as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2008 by Time Magazine, Dr. Oz has been an incredible teacher and healer through medicine to the masses. Most everyone has watched his popular television show. In addition to being a successful TV host, Dr. Oz is Director of the Heart Assistance Device Program and founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. He is Harvard-educated and has authored more than 25 books. His suggested recipes are full of nutrients and vitamins, and this one is no exception. Dr. Oz’s Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie is loaded with healthy fats and protein, along with a bevy of antioxidants. The distinct spiciness of all the ingredients married together is sure to send your taste buds into overdrive. Dr. Oz’s Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie is super easy, quick and pretty inexpensive to make. Just throw all ingredients into the Vitamix or Blendtec and blend until smooth.
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Why make the Dr. Oz Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie Recipe?
Dr. Oz’s Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie is wonderful if you’re looking for a healthy, filling alternative to the sugar-loaded chai varieties found in stores or at coffee shops. Dr. Oz’s Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie is packed with nutrients and has a similar spiciness to traditional chai, but without all the dairy and refined sugar. Or, if you really need a filling breakfast but don’t have time to cook or can’t eat while driving, whip one of these up in the Vitamix or Blendtec and you can be out the door in no time. And without the hassles of eating a breakfast sandwich a meal behind the wheel. Dr. Oz’s Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie is low-sugar, dairy-free and contains no gluten.
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