Green Tea Smoothie
A green tea smoothie is especially full of antioxidants for health and for boosting your immune system. If you don’t have time for breakfast, make your smoothie the evening before and take it along with you to school or work. Here’s a simple, vitamin-filled green tea smoothie recipe, which allows you to add the health benefits of green tea to your daily diet.
Begin with 16 fl oz of your favorite green tea, either loose leaf or tea bags. The more tea, the stronger the taste.
Pour the green tea into a blender and add any or all of the following:
1 banana, source of potassium for your heart, cells and muscles, and fibre for digestive health
4 oz. live yoghurt, any flavor, a great source of probiotics for digestive health.
1 handful blueberries or strawberries to boost your immune system
1 tbsp. of whey protein, providing leucine, which spurs weight loss
1 dash of ground cinnamon to reduce your cholesterol and regulate your blood sugar
Crushed ice to make your smoothie cold and thick.
This healthy green tea smoothie is packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins and minerals and makes a quick meal. If you’d like to add some fibre, throw in a couple of tablespoons of oats.
Blend until all ingredients are smooth. You don’t have to limit yourself to these ingredients. Other possible additions are orange juice, mango, kiwi fruit, or berries, honey, almond butter and cherry juice.
If you are taking supplements, you can easily include them in your smoothie. Capsules can be split apart by hand and the powder content put right into the smoothie mix. If they are tablets, crush them or ground them in a coffee grinder that is specifically used for grounding flax seeds or chia seeds, pumpkin seeds. Even fish oil, you won’t even taste it!