Dearies, Kat told me that when she was little Char used to assure her that March ‘comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb’. So even though it feels like winter will never loosen its grip, that milder weather is just around the corner. Once the temps begin to rise, Kat likes to switch from warm breakfasts to refreshing smoothies after her early morning yoga classes.
What better to celebrate spring than with a vibrant green smoothie? Kat combines green tea, mint, and greens?
-1 cup steeped green tea
-1 small, ripe pear
-3 large kale leaves (ribs removed)
-3-4 mint leaves
-1 cup crushed ice
– At least 1 tbs honey
– A few squeezes of lemon, to taste
Brew the green tea and allow to cool (you can do this the night before). You then simply place everything in a blender except for the honey and lemon, blend until smooth. Add honey and lemon to taste.
One of Kat’s newest smoothie creations she calls her ‘Ginger Chai Energizer’. She uses Tea India Ginger Chai Tea Latte mix to easily get a flavorful smoothie. Here’s her recipe:
-1 cup brewed Tea India Ginger Chai Tea Latte mix
-1/4 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
-1/2 of a banana
-1 cup frozen cubed mango (optional, but so delicious!)
Brew the tea in a cup of water, and allow to cool (again, you can do this the night before). Combine with the other ingredients in a blender until thick and smooth.
It’s also easy to make your own smoothies with matcha! In a blender you can combine ½ cup yogurt of choice (lately Kat has been using coconut yogurt which is great for vegans), 2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp of matcha and ½ cup ice. You can also add any fruit or greens of your choice.
These smoothies are sure to get you up and out on a gorgeous spring morning! Do you have any go-to tea smoothie recipes? I’d love to swap!