Smoothie Saturday #2 - Blackberry Apricot with Green Tea
About one month ago - I shared with you my newest "gadget" find - well it's more of a small appliance really - The "NutriBullet"!
Today is the second "Smoothie Saturday" where I will share one of my smoothie creations.
In this recipe I included green tea.
Green tea is full of antioxidants. Many experts claim that green tea helps fight against cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, viral & bacterial infections and it is great for weight loss. Green tea is processed differently than black tea - black tea is fermented whereas green tea is withered & steamed (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).
The feature Smoothie recipe below is very tart - I love tart foods. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie then simply omit the lime & 1 apricot and add 1/2 of a banana instead.
2 small apricots (washed & pitted)
4 large blackberries (washed & drained)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1/2 cup Kefir (or yogurt)
1/2 cup green tea (cold) (I used Pomegranate & Acai Green Tea)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini (frozen shredded zucchini will work also)
1/8 cup almonds
1/2 tablespoon flax seeds
(This is very tart! If you want a sweeter smoothie then omit the lime & subtract 1 apricot and use 1/2 banana instead)
Make the tea ahead of time and allow to fully cool before making this smoothie (I used "Biglow" green tea with Pomegranate & Acai - delicious!). Begin with the smaller "NutriBullet" container and use the "nut & seed" blade to blend & chop the almonds & flax seeds. Now place the remaining ingredients (including the processed seeds & nuts from the first step) into the larger "NutriBullet" container and use the "smoothie" blade. Blend for about 30 seconds.
IMPORTANT: All of my smoothie recipes on this blog are measured for the "NutriBullet" and are a single serving - if you have a different kind of blender that has a larger capacity then you may increase the amount of ingredients according to your desired smoothie needs. The ingredients in this recipe measure exactly up to the max line of the NutriBullet.
Other Beverages on this blog: