This smoothie, with banana, blue, black and raspberries, blended with raw honey and green tea is full of vitamins, antioxidants and metabolism boosting ingredients that will have you ready to tackle your day!
You know what they say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, how many of us skip it because we just don’t have time? We are rushing around, trying to get out the door to work, or take kids to school, only to look at your watch at 10:30 and think “where did my morning go?” and figure you will just move on to lunch. Of course, by then, you are starving, and don’t always make decent choices.
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I began 2016 with a new breakfast option. Smoothies. I will tell you, that I never used to be much of a smoothie person. I had the “it’s not eating if you aren’t chewing,” mentality. I have since become a lover of them. I think that part of my problem was that I was simply just doing it wrong. The calories and non-sense were building up, as I was dumping stuff into the blender, not knowing just how simple and satisfying a good smoothie can be. Then one day, instead of just adding water or milk, I added some brewed green tea.
Now, not only am I drinking my breakfast, in my car, while rushing from commitment to commitment, my breakfast is full of antioxidants, fiber, and flavor, it is boosting my metabolism and increasing my brain function, and quite possibly even lowering my risks of getting some types of cancer.
Whhaaaat…??? Yes, my friends, I have done my research.
In my research I have found that Green tea (can) help with fat loss, boost metabolism, improve brain function and even lower the risks some some types of cancers. I don’t know about you, but as a busy mom of four, of a “certain age” these are all benefits I can totally get behind.
Mix green tea into a smoothie with berries and bananas and you add in benefits like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, high fiber and potassium. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and (can) help with high blood pressure, just to name a few!
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** Brew tea the night before to speed up the process.**
- 6 ounces of water + 2 Lipton Pure Green Tea Bags = 6 ounces brewed Lipton Pure Green Tea
- 1 cup frozen triple berry mix
- 1/2 small banana, sliced
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons raw honey
- ice cubes, optional
Steep tea bags in boiling water for about 1.5-2 minutes or until you have reached desired strength. Either use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
Blend frozen berries, honey and banana with green tea, adding ice as needed. Process until smooth.
Drink and enjoy!
* I use a frozen triple berry blend that contains blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. If using fresh fruit you will need to use more ice.
**Note that nutritional facts are based on the amounts/ingredients that I used. Adjust accordingly.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 212 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 17mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 38g Protein: 4g
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