This cooling iced tea smoothie makes an excellent afternoon snack, perfect for a calm afternoon interlude in the shade. Give this smoothie an additional boost of antioxidants by adding a teaspoon of flavonoid-rich matcha powder.
1 cup (250 mL) water
1 bag green tea
1/2 cup (125 mL) strawberries, fresh or thawed
Boil water. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Add tea bag and steep, covered, approximately 15 minutes. Let tea cool to room temperature and then chill in refrigerator.
Place strawberries, banana, and chilled green tea in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy immediately.