Omega-3 Green Tea Smoothie

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Omega-3, antioxidants and other nutrients are what this smoothie is all about. The Omega-3 comes from walnuts, which is plant-based. This type of Omega-3 is known as ALA and it is listed amongst the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. [MedicalNewsToday]

For extra health benefits, I used green tea as the foundation which makes it a refreshing breakfast or snack drink. Green tea contains flavonoids. “Research suggests that flavonoids help quell inflammation, and that in turn may reduce plaque buildup inside arteries.” [Harvard Health Publishing] 

This recipe makes about 14 ounces and has less than 200 calories. It’s less creamy than some of my other smoothies. It is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients derived from the blueberries and strawberries- these are two popular ingredients in many of my smoothies. Rounding out the flavors are ginger and vanilla extract.

Enjoy!

Omega-3 Green Tea Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Keyword Blueberries Smoothie, Green Tea Smoothie, Omega-3 Smoothie, Smoothie,, Strawberry Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 -14 ounces serving
Calories 200 kcal
Author Yasmin Rasheed

Ingredients

FOR THE GREEN TEA:

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 green teas bags
  • 2 slices fresh lemons

FOR THE SMOOTHIE:

  • 1 cup green tea
  • 8 walnut halves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 5 medium frozen organic strawberries
  • 3/4 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

FOR THE TEA:

  1. Bring the water to a boil. Remove the water from the heat. Add the tea bags and lemon slices. Allow the tea bags and lemons to steep for five minutes. Remove the tea bags and lemon slices. Allow the tea to cool. 

    Note: The tea can be made a day or two in advance and refrigerate until ready to use.  

FOR THE SMOOTHIE:

  1. In a blender, add one cup of the tea and the remaining smoothie ingredients. Blend for up to one minute until smoothie texture achieved. 

    Pour in your favorite glass and enjoy. 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sabreena Farrouq says:

    I enjoyed this. Tried it today. It was very refreshing!! Love the “kick” from the ginger and lemon!!

     
    1. julietkitchen says:

      That’s great. Thanks for trying it and please that you enjoyed it.

       

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