I love chai, and when I saw the cacao-chai frappé recipe from The Whole Pantry App, I was inspired to experiment and create my own recipe, and it was divine! By the way, I highly recommend The Whole Pantry App in general. Not only does it boast beautiful photography, the app includes a multitude of recipes made from whole foods.
1 tray of ice
1 TBSP firefly chai from Mountain Rose Herbs
OR 2 chai tea bags of your choice broken open
1/2 frozen banana
1 TBSP raw hemp powder
1-2 cups almond milk, depending on the desired consistency
2 TBSP raw cacao powder
2-3 TBSP maple syrup
1. Crush ice in the blender first.
2. Since I used organic loose chai, I used a food processor to make the tea into a finer consistency first. A coffee grinder might work as well. Next time, I am going to try steeping the tea into a concentrate and using that in the smoothie, so the drink will be smoother. I recommend you try this as well if you are not keen on the drink having flecks of loose tea within it. However, the taste as is was incredibly delicious!
3. Add the chai tea or steeped chai tea concentrate and the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend together.
4. I topped mine with shaved coconut. Enjoy!