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Smoothies… I love them. (And, love is an understatment.) When done right, they are a great, quick, nutritious liquid meal. I especially like them before workouts. They deliver an instant energy kick with all the great ingredients blended together. And, if you’re anything like me and tend to get nervous before grueling workout or race, a liquid snack is a great option that won’t leave you feeling nauseated.
This week I was messing around with different combinations. I had some green tea and mint brewed tea in the fridge that I brewed up the night. I thought maybe this would be a delicious addition to my smoothie, and use it as a smoothie liquid base. It’s seriously so refreshing with a small kick of caffeine and antioxidants from the green tea. You’re probably thinking… ugh… sound like a strange combo. But, trust me… it tastes amazing!
So, what’s in it?
8oz water, 1 green tea bag, 5 mint leaves , 1 medium banana, chopped then frozen 50g frozen blueberries (roughly, 1/2 cup or 1 handful), 2 cups spinach, 1/4 avocado, 1 scoop VegaOne Protein Smoothie…
Brew the tea with 5 mint leaves in advance and place in the fridge. Add your ingredients to a high-speed blender, blend, pour into a glass, savor and enjoy! If your smoothie is too thick, add a splash of water.
What You’ll Need
8oz water 1 green tea bag 5 mint leaves 1 medium banana, chopped then frozen 50g frozen blueberries (roughly, 1/2 cup or 1 handful) 2 cups spinach 1/4 Haas avocado 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein
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