Mango Green Tea Smoothie
A perky mango smoothie made with green tea to start your day off on the right foot! This healthy breakfast or mid-afternoon snack is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for back-to-school.
I have hangups… I’ll admit it. They say all artists do. *wink*
For instance, I only drink hot caffeine in the afternoon, to get me through the 3 pm slump.
I don’t like sweet breakfast foods for breakfast; I’d rather have them as dessert. (Like waffles!)
And I won’t drink a smoothie, no matter how good it tastes, unless it also comes in a pretty color.
So today’s mango smoothie with green tea is new favorite, because it’s sweet, but not too sweet, comes in a pretty color, and the caffeine is in fact cold.
This might be my perfect breakfast.
This mango smoothie combines tangy mangoes with the earthy quality of green tea. And since we’re getting a good does of green tea first thing in the morning, you’ll be buzzing around and fighting cancer all in one fell swoop!
Sometimes I cut mangoes and place them in the freezer, if they are on the verge of going bad. Ripe frozen mango is a good substitute for fresh. I have also been know to make up a pitcher of green tea to keep in the fridge for smoothie making. If you like your smoothies extra thick, keeping all the ingredients chilled is the key.
Yet even if you brew up one cup of hot green tea and place it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool, you’ll still end up with a cool refreshing mango smoothie with a silky texture.
You can also add protein powder to your mango smoothie if you like. Or powdered greens… but then the color wouldn’t be pretty.
This easy snack or breakfast will keep you feeling fresh and satisfied all day long.
- 2 ripe mangoes or 2 cups frozen mango
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 green tea bags
- 2 cups ice
- 1/2 frozen banana
- honey optional
- Add the tea bags to the hot water, then place in the freezer to cool while you are preparing the rest of the smoothie.
- Peel the mangoes, remove the pit, and place the flesh in the blender. Add the ice, one half of a frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey if you like.
- Then remove the tea from the freezer and discard the tea bags. Pour the tea in the blender, cover, and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
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