Why Green Tea?
Green Tea is a beverage enjoyed on a global scale. With a delicious and refreshing taste, numerous medicinal properties and vast skin-care uses, Green Tea is, for many people, the first option when it comes to choosing a drink. Green Tea is packed with antioxidants, nutrients and minerals.
Drank on a daily basis, this tea will provide your organism with a wide range of health benefits:
- Reduced Cholesterol
- Immune System Boost
- Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
- Prevents the Premature Aging of Skin
- Maintains Blood Pressure
- Improves Metabolism
- Stimulates Brain Activity (Nootropic effect)
- Softens the Skin
- Improves Dental Health
Drinking a few cups of Green Tea per day is not the only way you can enjoy the full effects of this amazing beverage. A Green Tea Smoothie is the perfect alternative. You can get all the benefits of this tea in a refreshing smoothie form, just follow the below indications for the perfect Green Tea Smoothie!
Gradually Add Cooled Green Tea to Your Mix
Whenever maxing a Green Tea Smoothie, be sure to never use hot tea. Using hot liquid when making smoothies often turns the mix into a very watery blend, not at all smooth. Brew the required amount of Green Tea, and leave it to cool over night, so the full properties of the plant are infused into the water. In order to achieve the perfect consistency for your Green Tea Smoothie, it is advised that you gradually add the tea to the mix while making the drink. Simply add a quarter of the tea at first (depending on the amount you want to make), mix, add some more tea. Keep this up until you reach the perfect consistency, volume, and taste for your smoothie. You can taste the mixture in between adding more tea.
Add Fruit To Your Green Tea Smoothie
Green Tea has a very strong flavor profile which goes great with a wide selection of fruit. You can make your smoothie with just Green Tea, but some added fruit will only compliment the flavor of the tea and give you an extra boost of vitamins. Depending on your personal taste and preferences, the possibilities of pairing green tea with fruit are vast. For a summer blend, you can use watermelon or mango. If you prefer something with a bold taste, you can always use lemons or lime. For a refreshing experience, add blueberries, peaches, apricots. Adding bananas to your smoothie is also a great way to start your day.
Pack Your Smoothie with Nutrients
While Green Tea is packed with nutrients, you can add even more to your smoothie by adding in your favorite veggies. Your smoothie can be both delicious and healthy by mixing green tea with spinach, also a good source of antioxidants and iron. Blend your green tea with avocados for a great tasting drink that is also full of fibers, healthy fatty acids and nutrients. You can always add honey or brown sugar for a sweeter taste to your healthy drink!
Short on Time? Add a Little Match to Your Smoothie
Many people use matcha Green Tea powder to make their Green Tea Smoothie, as opposed to brewing the tea. Matcha powder helps you save time when making a smoothie. You do not have to brew the tea and wait for it to cool over the course of a couple of hours of over night. Simply add the match when blending your smoothie and you will get the green tea flavor and taste, but not all the nutrients. This powder is completely save to use, and presents no health risks. Always try to buy organic, as it has a better taste and retains more of the healing properties of the tea.
Matcha is made by using special methods of storing and drying tea leaves in order to preserve most of the properties of the tea. It is not advised to make your own Matcha at home as the process is complicated and you risk loosing most of the nutrients from the leaves.