Frozen mixed berries – Be sure to use frozen berries
in your smoothie because it helps create a nice thick and cold smoothie. You
can use any combo of mixed berries you can find at the store: blueberries,
strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
Since we’re using frozen berries in this recipe, you’ll be able to
buy the berries and enjoy this smoothie year-round!
Banana: Adds a subtle flavor, neutralizes bitter flavors and adds a
creamy texture. You can use frozen bananas if you have but non-frozen bananas
are perfect too.
Greek yogurt: A nice calcium and protein boost
to the smoothie!
Milk: You can use your milk of choice (cow’s milk, almond milk, coconut
Ground flaxseed: Has omega-3s and fiber!
Chia seeds: Also has good fats such as of omega-3s.
How to make a healthy fruit smoothie
Instead of making a black tea recipe from scratch, be sure to use Lipton®
Make a cup of black tea as you normally would and let the tea bag
steep for 3-5 minutes. Let cool.
In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend
on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If
necessary, add in more milk. Makes 2 smoothies.
How to thicken a smoothie
Add in oats: Raw oats are a great way to
thicken a smoothie. Add in 1/3 cup for some thickness and a boost of protein
Use less liquid: Start with half the recommended
amount of milk/water/liquid and then add more until your desired smoothie
consistency is reached.
Chia seeds: The chia seeds in this recipe act
as a natural thickener by absorbing liquid and expanding.
Frozen fruit: Frozen fruit, like the berries in
this recipe, help to create a nice thick and cold smoothie!
Add in 1 Tbsp. nut butter: Adds good fats and calories, making the smoothie more nutrient dense but can also help with the consistency. Avocado is another great option for thickening.
Tips for making a health fruit smoothie recipe
Use coconut cream or cottage cheese instead of Greek yogurt.
Can use non-dairy beverages such as almond milk or cashew milk.
Add in a touch of maple syrup, honey or stevia drops if you feel
the smoothie needs to be a little sweeter.
Be sure to use frozen berries. It blends better than fresh fruit.
Don’t use ice! Unless you plan to drink the smoothie RIGHT after
making it, the ice will water down your smoothie and make it very slushy.
Feel free to add in greens. Adding in spinach or kale is a great option. Baby greens are typically milder in flavor then mature greens. Try starting with baby spinach and then work your way up to trying the kale.
I can’t wait to hear how you like this Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipe!
Make a cup of Lipton® black tea as you normally would and let the tea bag steep for 3-5 minutes. Let this cool.
In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more milk. Makes 2 smoothies.
Optional additions: 1 Tbsp. nut butter, 2 Tbsp. protein powder, 2 handfuls of spinach, honey or maple syrup to slightly sweeten smoothie more.
Use coconut cream or cottage cheese instead of Greek yogurt.Can use non-dairy beverages such as almond milk or cashew milk.Add in a touch of maple syrup, honey or stevia drops if you feel the smoothie needs to be a little sweeter.
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This black tea fruit smoothie is such a great idea. Now I can have my caffeine and fruit all at the same time.
I make smoothies all the time, but have not thought of adding a cup of brewed tea. This is such a nice way to add much needed caffeine in the morning. 🙂
This smoothie was so delicious!! I usually end up making tea on the side of whatever smoothie I create in the morning, but I loved the idea to combine the two in this recipe!
I love this smoothie as it’s such a great way to start the day – tea and fruit! YUM!
This is the most incredible smoothie I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait to make it and slurp up all the deliciousness!