Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie --makes two, tall-glass servings
2 cups raspberries *
1 cup spinach *
1 cup freshly brewed green tea, cooled (water can substitute the tea)
Blitz all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
* I often use frozen fruits and veggies for smoothies. They are usually less expensive than fresh, and generally of good quality. I like to allow the frozen fruits and vegetables to defrost slightly before adding to the blender, mostly as I prefer my smoothie semi-cold.
Truthfully, I'm slow to the smoothies party. I've made them, sure... But with varying degrees of enjoyment. The more berries and/or fruit--me like! Too much milk or dairy in them, not as much, as I find them too thick and heavy. A little Greek yogurt is OK. I've also been especially slow to finding delight in green smoothies. And as much as I appreciate kale, I prefer it more on my plate, than in a glass. I LOVE green vegetables, but it's taken me time to blitz them in a blender and drink down with gusto. So my Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie has been one way to segue into adding more green to my smoothies.
Making smoothies can be rather expensive each day, each week, and especially when using fresh fruits and vegetables... though that is a fine way to enjoy seasonal goodness. But I find frozen fruit and veg more cost-effective. I've also been preparing a tall-glass smoothie in the morning, drinking half one day, and then saving the other half for the next day. A smaller portion, but it's still a one good serving of fruit/veg each day.
This is a very easy, cost-friendly recipe, and a good one if you are new to making smoothies, or want to try to introduce more greenery to a smoothie. And this is just a tasty way to add a bit more fruits & vegetables into a day/week. Try using different berries and fruits along with spinach to mix up the taste sensations!