Need extra antioxidants for your health?
Want extra energy for that summer day?
Try combining the antioxidant polyphenols from delicious fresh fruit with the EGCG catechins from green tea to fight free radicals and help your stress-free living with a cooling healthy smoothie.
Here are the basics:
Start by making your usual green tea, only much stronger (using additional teabags, loose leaf, or flavored tea).
After steeping, remove the leaves and let it cool.
Fresh fruit combinations
Place 1 cup of fresh fruit into the blender or food processor with some ice.
Other combinations include strawberry banana, strawberry orange, strawberry mango.
Add a tablespoon of a different fruit concentrate like orange, lemon, or lime juice for sparkling flavor.
Blend until the ice is crushed and the mixture is smooth.
Pour both the brewed green tea and fruit/ice mix over ice cubes in your glasses.
Serve immediately as separation can happen when the ice cubes melt.
With the exception of chai, most iced tea smoothies are best without adding milk or yogurt.
But they can still have a creamy consistency from the pureed fruit and ice.
The ones with fresh fruit are also great for a summertime healthy low-calorie dessert.
Try a beautiful garnish with fruit chunks, mint, edible flowers, or other summer herbs.
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