Smoothies are a regular breakfast item in our house, usually consisting of a variety of fruits, coconut yogurt, and some almond or coconut milk. However, I’m always looking for new ways to make these smoothies even healthier.
Today, I have a guest post by Alex Bonari, a freelance writer and researcher for College Scholarships, who offered to introduce Green Tea Smoothies to you and me.
How To Make a Green Tea SmoothiesMaking your own green tea smoothie may sound intimidating at first, but it’s actually a relatively easy process if you know what you’re doing.If you like to drink green tea on a regular basis then you are probably already aware of the fact that green tea has numerous health benefits, as it is known to treat headaches and indigestion, and also acts as a powerful antioxidant as well. Not only that, it can also help fight bacteria and infections, increase weight loss and possibly even prevent some types of cancer.
Green tea smoothies can be made by either using powdered green tea to put in your smoothie, or you can brew fresh green tea with tea bags as well. When using the powdered form it’s as simple as adding the powder to your smoothie, but when using a brewed form the tea must be chilled so it can be used as the liquid to blend the other smoothie ingredients together.
If you’re hoping to experiment with the various ingredients you could include in your green tea smoothie, try these two recipes out for size:
Peach Green Tea Smoothie
Putting fresh fruit in your smoothie will not only help give a little more flavor, it will also give you more energy as well and even increase weight loss.
What you need:
1 large peach (sliced and pitted)
½ a banana
1 green tea bag
½ cup of ice cubes
1 tablespoon of honey
Original Recipe Courtesy of Wellsphere.
Brew ½ cup of green tea and then chill the tea with ice cubes or put it in the refrigerator. Then you blend the green tea, banana and peach in a blender until it is smooth, and add some honey for sweetness, (which also acts as a powerful antioxidant as well).
Green Tea and Almond Smoothie
By adding almonds to your green tea smoothie it will not only provide your smoothie with a little more flavor but also give it extra protein as well. Also, by including yogurt in your smoothie it will help your digestive system as yogurt is known to fight any bacteria that is in your stomach.
What you need:
¼ cup of sliced almonds (or 1 tablespoon of almond butter)
4 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of green tea
½ cup of plain or vanilla yogurt
Original Recipe Courtesy of Amazing Green Tea.
First combine all the almonds and the one tablespoon of honey into the blender, and blend on high speed for about two to three minutes until the mixture is smooth. Then add the green tea, yogurt, and the rest of the honey and blend it all together, but make sure you blend the honey in properly before you add any ice.
Then add the one cup of ice and blend on high until the drink is smooth. (You can also try adding some fruit or some almond milk instead of yogurt if you’re hoping to make a non-dairy smoothie).
But like any other type of smoothie, making a green tea smoothie usually requires a lot of experimentation, so you will probably need to experiment not only the different types of ingredients you add into your smoothie, but the amount of ingredients as well.
Today’s guest post was written by by Alex Bonari, a freelance writer and researcher for College Scholarships, where recently she’s been researching archery scholarship programs as well as scholarships for foreign languages. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.
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