Good Green Tea Smoothie

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 2012

This green smoothie is packed with grapes, spinach, green tea and avocado. A touch of honey adds sweetness.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 3 cups frozen white grapes
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups strong brewed green tea (see Tip), cooled
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Preparation

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  1. Combine grapes, spinach, green tea, avocado and honey in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
  • Tip: To brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea (or two tea bags), but do not over steep. Green tea should be steeped for no longer than 3 minutes; over steeping will give the tea a bitter taste.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 3/4 cups
  • Per serving: 345 calories; 15 g fat(2 g sat); 9 g fiber; 56 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 144 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 42 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 3109 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 36 mg sodium; 1110 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value), Vitamin A (63% dv), Folate (36% dv), Potassium (32% dv), Calcium (23% dv), Magnesium (18% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2
  • Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

Reviews 7

June 10, 2014
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By: Sandra
Refreshing Go-To Smoothie This is really tasty. I modified the recipe a bit by substituting half the avocado with some plain Greek yogurt to increase the protein content and also added some fresh ginger and flax and chia powder. Also made concentrated green tea with half the water which I added to a separate container shaken with a few ice cubes before dumping the lot into the blender. Didn't notice the call for honey for the longest time. Doesn't really need it IMO.
September 13, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Super fresh smoothie My first thaught was: IEEH it's green. But the taste is so much better than it looks like. You have to try it. I'm gonna make it for my boyfriend tomorrow. Pros: Fresh, sweet, easy to drink
July 15, 2013
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By: dietdemon
This is a really refreshing smoothie. I used Macha blend green tea, and substituted the avocado with a soft/silken tofu and added mint leaves. Very good.
March 22, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I have to say, this is really tasty. I add manuka honey to this to sweeten and sometimes replace grapes with a kiwi fruit (skin on) and some strawberries. You can add any other fruits if you wish. I find it hard to eat the ingredients separately so find the smoothie is the easiest way to get all I need in 1 drink. I put the green tea in the fridge for half an hour once the teabag has drained well to cool it down or you can add ice to the smoothie to cool it down.
August 30, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Omg! This green tea smoothie was really yummy, I thought it was gonna taste weird, but it didn't, it was delious! My husdban & I love it. I also made it for my kids, but for them I added strawberries so it can look red, cause I know if is only green they were not gonna drink it. They love it too!!
July 06, 2012
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By: edebeaols
Sweet a lovely sweet smoothie that really toom the edge off the afternoon heat. A bit chunky with bits of grape peel but I suspect that's more to do with the craptastic quality of my blender than anything else. A great way to get children to eat leafy greens. Pros: sweet, cooling, thirst quencer Cons: a bit chunky
March 27, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
This was really good! A great way to get your green veggies and antioxidants and good fats. in our house we tend to gag at the thought of smoothies - too thick! But this was not! It's like drinking a juice. Dont get put off by its being green!