Green Tea smoothie with mixed fruit and honey:
All tea is made with leaves from an evergreen tree with the botanical tongue twisting name of Camellia sinensis. It is the way the leaves of this tree are processed that is the important factor in creating the individual properties that create the three most popular teas: Oolong, Black, and Green.
The leaves used to create green tea are the least processed and so offer more antioxidant polyphenois believed to be the reason behind most, if not all, the health benefits claimed for green tea. Should you want to learn more about tea, this link is a good place to start.
To enjoy this green tea smoothie in your favorite blender mix:
- half cup green tea (previously brewed and chilled)
- 1 pitted peach (slice before blending)
- 1 frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. Chia seed
- Ice to taste (if you use a banana that isn’t frozen, you will probably need more)