Back to school, back to more rigid scheduled – September is all about getting back on track. As we near the end of this start to fall, the weather is still steamy in many parts of the country. Are you finding yourself searching for a tasty breakfast packed with goodness including vitamins, minerals and fiber to start your day right? A nutritious breakfast is a critical beginning to an energetic day, but time and busy schedules often get in the way of making something at home. Grabbing breakfast out can be unhealthy – full of sugar and added fat. Avoid breakfast drama by whipping up a quick, simple yet delicious Green Iced Tea Breakfast Power Smoothie, made with naturally refreshing Lipton® Pure Green Tea to start your day right. Makes 2 large smoothies (4 cups)
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How will you use green tea in a smoothie this week?
Green Iced Tea Breakfast Power Smoothie
- Yield: 4 1x
- 5 Lipton® Pure Green Tea bags
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 5 oz 2% plain dairy or non-dairy yogurt (1 container)
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Make the Lipton® Pure Green Tea ahead of time by boiling 4 cups of water in a kettle and pouring over teabags in a heat-proof pitcher. Set aside to brew for 5 minutes, then remove teabags. Stir in 6 cups of ice cubes until melted. Refrigerate overnight to use the next morning.
- Make the smoothie by blending 2 cups of prepared Lipton® Pure Green Tea with berries, banana, spinach, yogurt, chia seeds, and ice cubes. Pulse until very smooth and creamy, adding additional green tea if needed for consistency. Serve immediately. There will be extra iced green tea to enjoy later or the following morning for more smoothies.
Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO
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