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It’s the first day of summer and a scorcher!  Perfect day for a frosty smoothie.

The inspiration for this drink came from The Naked Sprout restaurant which uses Brazil nut milk and chocolate-chai tea in their Mocha Chai Mudslide.  So many of my favourite things in one smoothie!

Chocolate Chai Mudslide
2 frozen bananas
1 cup chai tea, cooled  (see note below)
1 cup chocolate almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 pitted dates
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in blender.  Makes two smoothies.  For a frostier drink, pour chai tea into ice cube trays and freeze, then use the iced tea cubes in the smoothie.  Happy summer, everyone!

Chai Tea Ice Cubes

Update: I am submitting this recipe to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays blog hop.  Click the link to see all the submitted recipes.