Sunday, February 17, 2013

Banana Berry Green Tea Smoothie


Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday afternoon, I personally have a case of the smoothie blues...blueberries that is! In exactly two months from now Lewis and I will be packing our bags for our annual Panama City Beach trip!! It's such a nice thing to look forward to during the crazy times of spring semester and since we both continue with our classes in the summer, we want to milk the week off in between for all it's worth! In preparation for this beach trip I am starting to watch the diet a little more. I try to live a healthy lifestyle year round but the thought of the dreaded two piece has me cutting back on carbs, upping the weekly work outs and replacing one meal a day with a smoothie! I think I like smoothies so much because I secretly think I'm indulging, what seems like a milkshake or dessert is really packed with vitamins and antioxidants. This smoothie is refreshing and surprisingly sweet! If you're not a fan of green tea don't worry! This new flavor from Bigelo combines all the health benefits of green tea with the fruity flavors of blueberry and acai berry, you can't even tell it's healthy!

Banana berry green tea smoothie

1 banana (preferably of the frozen variety)
3/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup yogurt (I used Publix brand fat free vanilla)
1 cup brewed green tea with 1 packet of truvia sweetener (I used blueberry acia green tea)

Method:

1. Brew tea for 1-2 min. pour over ice to cool slightly, then drain tea into blender (trying not to incorporate too much ice)

2. Add everything else, and blend together. you may need to add more yogurt or tea depending on preferences.

2 comments:

  1. I probably won't be wearing a swimsuit any time soon, but I could always use a little toning up! A smoothie a day sounds like the perfect way to do it!

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  2. That's the thing about living in Florida...I'll be going along, all comfy in my scarves and boots then WHAM it will be 80 degrees the next day -_- I am a fan of zeh smoothies though...they are waaayyy better than those icky diet shakes.

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