I saw this smoothie at Food.com not long ago and was kind of intrigued by the blueberry/green tea combination, wondering just what that would taste like. I had plenty of green tea on hand, some blueberries in my freezer, and vanilla yogurt in my fridge, so I didn’t have to buy a single thing to make this, which was nice. The recipe at Food.com mentions that green tea gives your metabolism an extra “jolt,” so it sounded like a good thing to try! 🙂 You do have to plan ahead a little to make this, because it works best if you brew the tea the night before and refrigerate it so it’s chilled in the morning.
I love the taste of this smoothie! It has a great blueberry flavor–you don’t really taste the green tea or flax seed in it. And it’s a nice thick smoothie because of the frozen blueberries and ice. I left out the almonds from the original recipe, but added some honey to make it a little sweeter. I’m sure I’ll be making this a lot, especially in the summer, because it’s very refreshing. This recipe is for a large single serving or 2 small servings–if you need to make more, just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want to make!
BLUEBERRY GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE by NancyCreative, adapted from Food.com
Makes about 14 ounces (1 large serving or 2 small servings)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 green tea bag (brew the tea the night before so it’s well-chilled in the morning)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 ice cubes
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 Tablespoon honey
The evening before making this, bring the 1/3 cup of water to a boil and pour over tea bag; steep 4 minutes. Squeeze and remove tea bag and discard. Chill tea in refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, place tea, blueberries, ice cubes, yogurt, honey, and flax seed in blender; process until smooth, and serve.
This was my first smoothie made with tea! Have you used green tea or any kind of tea in a smoothie before?