Easy Tea Smoothies
Easy Tea Smoothies
Tasty? Totally. Healthy? Extremely. Easy to make? With these tea smoothie hacks, making tea smoothies can be easier than you ever imagined!
Top 5 Tea Smoothie Hacks
5. Infuse your smoothie liquid. Adding milk, soymilk, low-fat yogurt or another liquid to your smoothie? Infuse it with tea first. Simply add a teaspoon to a tablespoon of tealeaves to each cup of liquid 12-24 hours before blending. Then, strain out the tea and use the infused liquid as you normally would.
4. Brew up a tea syrup. Make a tea concentrate by brewing tea, straining it, and then simmering down the liquid with a bit of honey or agave nectar. When it’s half its original volume or less, it’s ready to chill in a clean, airtight container. In the fridge, a batch of tea concentrate will usually last a week or more.
3. Use used leaves. Certain brewed tealeaves can make a great addition to a smoothie. Try Gyokuro, Organic Sencha and other Straight & Pure Teas that end up soft and supple after they’ve been brewed a few times. After brewing, store them in an airtight container in the fridge overnight, then blend them into your smoothie the next morning.
2. Make tea ice cubes. If you normally add ice cubes to your smoothies, add tea ice cubes instead. Simply brew your tea of choice, pour it into an ice cube tray and then use it as you would use regular ice.
1. Green your smoothie with powdered green tea. Did you know that normal green smoothies may pose health risks due to the potential presence of e. coli and other bacteria? Matcha green tea is a safe and highly nutritious alternative, plus it’s super-easy to add to smoothies AND it’s delicious. Simply add 1/2 teaspoon or more per serving and blend as usual.
Start your tea smoothie habit this week!
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