I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m not a big smoothie person. I would never be interested in a smoothie bowl. I mean what is that? Why would you put a smoothie in a bowl and then eat it with a spoon like pretend melted ice cream? You can hate me if you want but at least we’re clear on where we stand.
Armando makes smoothies quite often for breakfast and being the gracious soul that he is, always offers me some. I usually, politely turn him down. I’m hungry in the morning (okay, all the time) and I want real food….that needs chewed… not sucked down with a straw.
The afternoon, however, is a different story. I’ll have a smoothie snack in-between meals; that suits me just fine, especially if someone else is making. When that beautiful genius made me a smoothie the other afternoon the verdant color of fresh cut grass I gladly took a sip. What went down after that was a sweet, sultry combination of fruit and greens and tannic jolt of green tea. “Mmmmm!” I said giving him the look of surprise.
Below is his recipe, but you don’t need to follow it word for word. He’s made it with frozen pineapple instead of the mango or cold vanilla soy milk instead of the ice for a creamier drink. The green tea-kale combo is an antioxidant powerhouse that will make you feel like a million bucks or at least a bit perkier than you did before.
Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
A delicious way to wake-up! Brewed green tea along with baby kale make an antioxidant power drink sweetened with kiwi and frozen mango. Vegan and gluten-free! This makes 1 large smoothie or enough for 2 smaller ones. If you like your smoothies a bit sweeter, add honey to your tastes. The smoothie without honey is equally delicious.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 large smoothie 1x
- 1 cup brewed green tea, chilled
- 1 packed cup baby kale or spinach
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup ice
- 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1–2 tablespoons honey (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, cover and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy!
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