A refreshing smoothie made with green tea and sweetened with frozen grapes, peaches, and a touch of maple syrup.
Yesterday I went on another 4.5 mile run and I didn't even walk the whole time! I realize that a month ago I could barely run two laps around a quarter mile track and now I can go over 4 miles while carrying a decent amount of conversation. I admit during the last mile I wasn't able to talk as well but I could spew out a few words every now and again. Improvement!
So during the last mile I had some time to think while Daniel ran ahead for a bit. To get me through workouts I like to think about what I'm going to eat afterwards (hey, it works). I had yet to have green tea for the day and I typically like a smoothie right after a workout so I was thinking about how I could combine the two. Here's what I came up with:
It was the perfect combination of fruit and green tea. And super easy to make! I think it's going to become one of my new favorites.
Here's everything you need (minus lemon juice):
I think next time I want to play around with different fruits. I was really wanting mango but I didn't have any on hand. Grapes, peaches, and bananas were definitely a good combo though. I'm very pleased with how they turned out!
If you try it, let me know!
Green Tea Smoothie
- 1 bag Green Tea, steeped in one cup of water
- 1 Banana
- 1.5 cup Almond Milk
- ½ cup Frozen Grapes
- ⅔ cup Frozen Peaches
- 1 cup Spinach
- ½ teaspoon Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 4-5 Ice Cubes
- Place everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!