My sister-in-law gave me a box of green teas from Teaopia for Christmas. They’re quite bitter and have a strong woody taste. Since I don’t like to add sugar to my herbal teas, I thought I’d sweeten the tea by making a smoothie instead. I was inspired by Starbuck’s Green Tea Frappucino. It’s a great alternative to the store bought frappucino and a very refreshing, healthy smoothie.
Green Teaz Smoothie
1 decaffinated green or white tea bag (I used the loose leaf mix that was gifted to me)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup mango, cubed
1 large peach, sliced and pitted
1/2 whole banana
1 wedge fresh lime juice
2 cups crushed ice
Heat water and brew tea. Let cool. Place cooled tea, fruit, lime juice, and crushed ice in a blender and blend until thick and smooth. Adjust ice to the consistency you like best. The fruit will naturally sweeten this smoothie but for those who want a little more sweetness any type of sweetner can be used.