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04/20/2012 / avenues of artistry

tea sweetened smoothie…..oooh!

6 years ago as i sat waiting for a massage in a small kitchen in santa cruz in “sarah’s nest”.  sarah placed a deep brown fragrant cup of tea in my hands. suddenly the wonderful aroma of her little house made sense. i held my lips to the cups edge tasting the rich sweet liquid.  i was pulled back into my childhood body. on saturday afternoons where the grown ups drank tea while i ate gingerbread animals and cheddar cheese. my mom would let me sip on the tea.

Good Earth Sweet & Spicy original is a flavor of my childhood and a part of my present.

The other day I woke up and made myself a cup only to find myself on a 2 hour phone call. When I got off the phone it was cold and I was ready for a smoothie. i put my fruit, yogurt & greens powder into the blender. i then opened the refrigerator to see no milk (almond or cow!).  there was the cold, sweet flavorful tea on the counter. and so this recipe was born.

i love the taste of sweet smoothies but i like to cut out extra sugar where i can because it’s hidden in so many foods.

so i thought (read as lightbulb!) Good Earth Tea- perfect! it’s sweet on it’s own without sugar. so i added that cute little cup of cold tea to my smoothie as the liquid portion. here’s the recipe. ENJOY!

ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) of water

1-2 Good Earth Tea Sweet & Spicy Original tea bag

1 cup greens (either baby spinach or fresh kale)

½ cup frozen unsweetened blueberries*

½ cup unsweetened peaches*

½-2/3 cup plain yogurt either greek or regular depending on desired consistency.

1-2 teaspoons greens powder (optional)

*use any of your favorite fruits. banana would be fabulous in this! there are so many  possibilities!

to make:

bring water to a boil and steep tea until the water is very dark.

set aside to cool (or make ahead of time- maybe even make good earth tea ice cubes)

put fruit, greens, yogurt, & greens powder into the blender

add about ½ the tea & start the blender

add more tea in increments until the desired consistency is achieved


sweet morning to all!

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  1. Print-Sense Photography & Design / Apr 20 2012 4:51 pm

    Mmmmmm, sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing!

    • avenues of artistry / Apr 20 2012 5:00 pm

      no prob! i hope you enjoy it! if you try it with banana lemme know how it is! im allergic- otherwise i would try it myself!

  2. Wendy Silberman / Apr 21 2012 3:39 am

    Yummy and nutritious !
    And the tea ice cubes…brilliant!

  3. Deborah / Apr 30 2012 6:06 am

    This sounds amazing! I plan on trying it 🙂 Thanks Alice

  4. Lara Walklet / May 2 2012 6:33 am

    I am trying this tomorrow morning. Very excited!

  5. Julie Hansen Intuitive / Jul 4 2012 2:46 pm

    Wonderful idea. I love tea and I love smoothies–great combination! Best wishes-Julie

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