Tropical Green Tea Smoothie

Tropical Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

During summer months, I’m always looking for something cold and satisfying besides ice cream. This recipe pairs the idea of refreshing iced tea with a healthy green smoothie. With the addition of pineapple, banana and coconut, this drink is my new favorite summer refresher.

Fresh ingredients yield the best results. In summer months, I load up on fresh fruit and freeze at peak ripeness. You can also purchase frozen fruit for this recipe to save time.

 Tropical Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

A smoothie can do more than just offer a treat.  With a variety of ingredients, it can be a healthy snack or sometimes a meal replacement. Making a smoothie that is delicious and healthy can be challenging. Variety of ingredients is the key. Experiment with different ingredients. Use nuts, vegetables, fruit, coconuts, dried fruit and teas to create a well-balanced smoothie.

Tropical Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Some tips for a great tropical smoothie:

The sweetness of the smoothie will depend on the ripeness of the pineapple.

The quality of the coconut is important.

Don’t leave out the citrus but add a little at a time.

Always start with a little liquid at the bottom of the KitchenAid® Diamond Blender.

Add ice last, if not using frozen ingredients.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredients. Smoothies should be made to taste.

Tropical Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Tropical Green Tea Smoothie

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups prepared iced tea (mint, black or green)
2 cups kale
1 cup organic baby spinach
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 6-inch cucumber (cut into 4 pieces)
1 green apple (cored, and cut into quarters)
1 frozen banana
2 cups frozen pineapple chunks (for Vitamin C)
12 medium basil leaves (for kidney health)
1 lime, juiced
1 cup ice (about 4-6 cubes as needed for desired thickness)

DIRECTIONS

Start by pouring the cold tea into the KitchenAid® Diamond Blender.

Add in kale, spinach and coconut (if using).

Cover KitchenAid® Diamond Blender and press power button once (the power indicator will illuminate). Puree for 10 seconds.

Next place cucumber, apple, frozen banana and frozen pineapple into the KitchenAid® Diamond Blender. Pour in lime juice then top with ice.

Cover and blend on liquefy setting for 45 seconds – one minute.

Tropical Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

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  • Try frozen cherries! So delish.

    • J White

      I don’t like weakening my smoothies with ice cubes and will often add frozen cherries for flavor and temp…

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