Berry Hibiscus Tea Smoothie

I make smoothies a lot. My parents got me a Vitamix for my 22nd birthday and I can honestly say I’ve used it multiple times a week ever since. (That was over 5 years ago, if you’re counting.) But it’s sad how infrequently I switch up my smoothie game! Sure, sometimes I’ll go for a peach cobbler smoothie or a fruity chia smoothie but I tend to gravitate towards a fruit + almond milk + protein source equation.

But not today. We’re doing something new! I recently had the opportunity to try some of Lipton’s newest teas and let me just say, I fell in love.

lipton teaYou can check out the full line-up of Lipton Green, Black and Herbal tea flavors here.

While I’m not here to pick favorites, I have to say that I gravitated toward the berry hibiscus flavor. I was enjoying it in the afternoon at work and I found that I still wanted to finish my cup, even when the tea had cooled down. It’s packed with real ingredients and the blend is perfect. That got me thinking… why can’t I use tea in my smoothies?

berry hibiscus smoothie

Turns out, there is no reason why not! So this berry hibiscus tea is the base of this delicious fruity smoothie!

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Berry Hibiscus Tea Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of Lipton Berry Hibiscus Tea
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup' frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, & raspberries)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Bring ¾ cup of water to a boil and steep the tea.
  2. I let my tea bag sit in the water for about 3 minutes and then I discarded the tea bag and let the water cool down.
  3. Once my tea was at room temperature (you could pop it in the fridge if you need to speed things up) and then added everything to my blender and blended until smooth.

berry hibiscus tea

Normally I add a bit of stevia to my smoothies but this one was sweet enough without anything extra! The fruit is the perfect natural sweetener and the tea adds flavor rather than just watering things down.

berry smoothie

The weather was oddly warm over the weekend so this was a nice, refreshing snack! Now the possibilities are swirling through my head… a lemon ginger green tea smoothie? Maybe an energizing black tea with orange? Looks like I have more smoothie making ahead of me.

This fruity berry smoothie uses Berry Hibiscus tea as the base which gives it a perfectly fruity and herbal flavor!

Have you ever added tea to your smoothie?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Comments

  1. I have put matcha powder in my smoothies and overnight oats before and it was pretty good! I’ve never tried this in a smoothie before but have used tea water to make oatmeal. That was super good! This looks awfully refreshing and a great spring drink.

  2. Yum! I’ve never actually put tea in my smoothies, but I have been on a big tea kick in general lately. I mainly go for mint or green tea, but the fruity kind looks great too.

  3. I’ve been using green tea or ginger tea in smoothies for years! It’s a great liquid to use if you’re like me and don’t like milk, or if you’re trying to save calories and don’t want house fruit juices!

  4. That sounds like the ultimate Spring or Summer beverage. I cannot wait for the weather to warmup!

  5. Adding tea to a smoothie is such a good idea! I need to try this!

    xo,
    Angela

  6. This looks delicious!

  7. Never thought of adding tea to a smoothie – what a great way to get in some extra antioxidants!

  8. I stumbled across your blog for the first time today, and I’m so glad! This smoothie looks absolutely deeelicious. I have never added tea to a smoothie. You’d better believe Lipton’s Berry Hibiscus tea is now on my grocery list. Thanks 🙂

  9. Oh I bet this is SO good. I love tea and fruity smoothies like this. I’ve only added chai tea to a smoothie, but this makes me want to try some fruit ones!

  10. Ingenious idea! Will definitely try this Lipton Tea/smoothie mix

  11. I never even considered adding tea to my smoothie! But now that you mention it the idea sounds really great! I don’t know why I never thought of that before! I need to try adding tea to my next smoothie! 🙂

  12. This looks so refreshing and SUPER simple! I never thought to add tea to my smoothies! My kids and I love berries so I’ll definitely have to try this out on them too!

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  1. […] an unexpected flavor boost, add a 1/2 cup of brewed tea, cooled. This hibiscus tea smoothie has a sweet, fruity flavor without lots of added sugar, thanks to the tea. Brew a cup of tea, let […]

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