Chai Basil Express Smoothie – Vincent Patricola & Jesse Cory

Recipes by Request : a play on what happens during a DJ’s set… combining my love of cooking with the featured guest DJ.


Background Story:

“Here’s our new favorite smoothie… we call it the Chai Basil Express.”

-Vincent Patricola and Jesse Cory



  • Iced Chai Tea
  • Basil
  • Vanilla Flax Milk (Good Karma) you can get it at Whole Foods
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Black pepper
  • Stevia


  1. Brew about half a blender full of chai tea (to your desired strength) then ice it.
  2. Add about 6 leaves of basil, a teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of stevia, 1 nub of ginger root and 2 pinches of black pepper.
  3. Once all the ingredients are in the blender, fill with vanilla flax milk (or regular milk with vanilla extract to taste).
  4. Strain if needed.
  5. Add chopped ice to make it more ice cream like.
  6. Enjoy!