Green tea Smoothie Ideas

November 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Green Tea

Have you tried a green tea smoothie yet? The benefits of green tea are numerous. 

This beverage,  which has been renowned in the Far East for many centuries, is now being recognized throughout the world as a healing food. The antioxidants in green tea can help to prevent many diseases, including several types of cancer. It also helps to lower cholesterol and burn fat. Green tea is even good for your teeth and gums! 

 

With all of these reasons to drink green tea, it’s not surprising that people want to take it in as many forms as possible. Some people like to simply drink their tea several times per day. Others prefer extracts or supplements. One delicious way to get the benefits of green tea is to make a smoothie.

 

 You can use almost any kind of fruit or sweetener, add some green tea, and end up with a tasty, nutritious smoothie. Use regular caffeinated or decaffeinated green tea. Tea bags or fresh tea can be used. Steep the tea first and let it cool for a few minutes.

 

Here are some especially delectable green tea smoothie recipes:

 

Green Tea-Kiwi-Banana

Brew a cup of your favorite green tea. Mix in a blender with one ripe banana, one peeled kiwi fruit, one teaspoon of raw honey and four ice cubes or one cup of crushed ice. Mix until smooth.

 

Green Tea-Mango

Mangos are another delicious and antioxidant rich fruit that goes well with green tea. Use one cup of green tea, 1/2 cup of mango or mango puree,  a wedge of lemon or lime, four ice cubes or one cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth.

 

Yogurt-Watermelon-Apple-Green Tea 

Yogurt makes for a thick, rich smoothie. Use one cup of whole milk or low fat plain yogurt. Add 1/2 cup of green tea, two cups of seedless watermelon, one ripe apple, 

four ice cubes or one cup of crushed ice. Mix until smooth.

 

Lemon-Pineapple-Banana-Green Tea

Lemons add to the antioxidant power of green tea. Add a natural sweetener to offset the acidity. Mix 1/2j cup of green tea, one ripe banana, 1/2 cup of pineapple, four ice cubes or one cup of crushed ice into blender. Squeeze in a wedge of fresh lemon. Mix until smooth.

 

All of these smoothies add fresh fruit to the nutritional value of green tea. They can be good for breakfast, or as an afternoon or evening snack, especially in warm weather. Once you start making green tea smoothies, you will probably come up with some favorite recipes of your own.

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