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.
You 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?
Turns out, there is no reason why not! So this berry hibiscus tea is the base of this delicious fruity smoothie!
- 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
- Bring ¾ cup of water to a boil and steep the tea.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.