Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A glass of Antioxidants

For many years, I drank my cup of tea/coffee at room temperature. No matter what was the weather - my tongue couldn't bare hot food. My friends poked me for drinking my tea / coffee cold. They suggested the iced tea. For me, a tea without milk was an unimaginable stuff. Slowly over the years, I tried the herbal tea with chamomile with honey. It was very smoothing and upgraded to warm tea in winter nights. Surprisingly, we all enjoyed the herbal tea every night. If you have trouble falling asleep in bed you need to give a try for chamomile tea before bedtime.
As the weather starting to warm up- I prefer to have a chill drink, even a cold breakfast. As the blueberry appeared this week in my market. I looked for something easy with blueberry and filling at the same time. Voila I landed here, slightly modified with the ingredients that was available in my pantry. So think about the plain green tea at the next level.

Tips:
Make the green tea night before and refrigerate overnight or freeze at least 30 minutes before making the smoothie. (will ease the process/cut the preparation time in busy morning hours).
Frozen blueberries can be used or freeze the fresh one overnight.

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Yield: for 2 servings (of 8 oz each)

Ingredients

  • Water: 1/2 cup
  • Green tea : 1 bag
  • Frozen Blueberry: 1 cup
  • Fat-free plain yogurt- small (6 oz) container: 1/2 cup
  • Honey: 1 tbsp (can be increased or omitted if using vanilla
    yogurt)
  • Sliced almonds: 1 tbsp
  • Ground Flaxseed meal: 1 tbsp
  • Ice cubes: 4 to 5 cubes

Method
  1. Make the tea
  2. Bring the water to boil and pour over the tea bag. Let it steep for 4 minutes , squeeze the bag and discard it. Refrigerate or freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. In a blender jar, pour the green tea and all the ingredients listed above.
  4. Blend until smooth.
 Enjoy the double antioxidant dose breakfast .


Blueberry & green tea smoothie

31 comments:

ruchikacooks said...

The color looks gorgeous, just like it is out of a top class coffee house :) healthy too!

notyet100 said...

Will try this,..:) perfect to start the morning,...

LG said...

Woow...Looks so tempting Cham. I am just trying to combine the tangy taste of blueberries with greentea in my imaginations :)

Lubna Karim said...

Wow what an beautiful color....smoothie looks extremely yum and sounds healthy...

Priya said...

Omg, mindblowing drink,i dont hesitate even a second to have it..welldone Cham.

BongMom said...

We drink the blueberry smoothie . Adding green tea to it is a wonderful idea.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Delicious and healthy smoothie Shyama will b ehaving in june 2 weeks of revising holiday so then she will b ehome for that full time, i am going to make this for her then.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow. Looks awesome. I too prefer my tea room temp. Never tried green tea in a smoothie. Excellent click Cham.

Vani said...

Oh, I like this idea of adding herbal tea to the drink. And I had a colleague who, like you, waited for the coffee to get cold, and then she sipped it throughout the day :)

maha said...

Woww... delicious and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing !!

Laavanya said...

THat looks absolutely refreshing! I usually have green tea plain - this looks +vely delightful.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome drink! looks straight from a smoothie store...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow delicious and refreshing combination :)

Manasi said...

I think my Dr. prescribes this for killer Texan heat!
Looks awesome.

My husband too has this thing about not being able to bear hot stuff, he will wait a full 20-30 minutes before he has b'fast! I am totally opposite, love hot, steaming food:)

G.Pavani said...

healthy n tempting smoothie..

Spice up the Curry said...

wow I will definitely try this. love the bright color

Poornima Nair said...

Fabulous smoothie, have to try it sometime.

Sumi said...

definitely a cool drink for the summer

hemalata said...

So delicious n refreshing drink for the summer.

Maayeka said...

wow!!what a lovely and healthy drink ..lovely colour..

Roma said...

Wish I could lay my hands on blueberries/cranberries or any kind of berries. In Bangalore, its tough to find these frozen or fresh. You can get blueberry crush or squash at best. May be we can use that.

Vikis Kitchen said...

What a coincidence.....I too can't drink hot tea / coffee...so many times hesitate to order a cup when traveling with family, as everyone would urge me to finish it off before the bus starts:) Now its better:) The drink with tea and berry seems so healthy dear. Must try soon.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely smoothie. Gorgeous color and the lettering on the glass makes it looks like a print. Nicely done !!

Only Fish Recipes said...

perfect to start the morning with !!!a must try !!!

Laavanya said...

Cham, wanted to give some information on the brand of curry paste based on your comment...

I get this is my local korean market for about $1 but also found that this is available in amazon though it's much pricier there. http://www.amazon.com/Green-Curry-Paste-Maesri-Oz/dp/B000QTOBQO

Priyas Feast said...

Luv blueberries to the core...I can finish it in no time..Beautiful and refreshing drink

Recipeswap said...

What a good idea for a bright start. never thought of blueberry and tea together.

ruchikacooks said...

aiyoo cant sit at home he keeps saying byee byeee..so roaming around all over the place :)

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Uma said...

The colour is simply attracting me. Perfect drink of any time.

Shama Nagarajan said...

flavourful colourful super ....