Imagine combining fruits, vegetables, nuts and all the properties of tea. In this post we would like to tell you about this original idea that you might like to give a go when making your smoothies, also known as smooteas. 😉
At LifeSmoothies we always recommend making smoothies by adding our frozen fruit sachet to the blender together with 250 ml of water or apple juice. Apple juice is perfect to give you that neutral touch and to enjoy all the flavour that our fruits have to offer.
But apart from apple juice, other options that can also be great for the smoothie of your choice are other types of fruit juices, coconut water, vegetable drinks or, as we will talk about, tea. Remember that you can add more or less to play with the texture. This way, you can make it thicker or thinner and add the toppings you want without them sinking.
What teas can you try in your smoothies?
There are teas with very distinctive flavours that you may like more or less. We recommend starting with teas with mild flavours or even fruit flavours, regardless of their properties.
A good choice is white tea, also known as beauty tea, as it has a mild, sweet and floral taste. Its colour is also pale and velvety, and it has become very popular among tea lovers. It is made in a way so that it is minimally processed, so we can enjoy all its benefits whilst also tasting delicious. It is also the variety of tea with the highest antioxidant content, so it’s all good for you!
Continuing with mild flavours, green tea is perhaps the next in terms of subtle flavour. This tea is one of the most popular and is perfect if you’re someone who drinks their smoothie in the morning, as green tea is a great substitute for coffee and to start the day in top form. 😊 It is also very rich in antioxidants, just like our fruits, and lowers the level of bad cholesterol.
For the more daring, red tea is a good option if you’re looking for more intense flavours. It is made using a slow fermentation, which is what makes it a very distinctive tea in terms of aroma, colour and taste. This tea is a great diuretic and helps to burn fat, so it’s also a very healthy combination to keep taking care of yourself with smoothies.
And finally, you can also try our smoothies with different fruit teas. There is now a wide variety of options available. For example, if your favourite smoothie is our Mango Paradise, you can try making it with a mango-flavoured tea, which will enhance its main ingredient. There is also a berry tea that would go perfectly with our Raspberry Love and enhance the flavour of the raspberries and blueberries.
We recommend making the tea in the evening, and when it cools, keep it in the fridge until the next day. This way it will be nice and fresh when it is time to drink it.
With this smoothie idea you’ll still get a refreshing drink that we love so much at this time of the year. They will also help you manage your weight as they provide a lot of antioxidants, which, together with the power of the fruit, will make your smoothie the perfect healthy option to continue taking care of yourself this summer.