Mango Green Tea Smoothie

MangoGreenTeaSmoothie

I’m sorry about all the beverage recipes lately, but hey, its summer! One can never have enough refreshments during summertime (although it feels more like fall here in San Francisco, truth be told).

As those of you that follow my Instagram know, there has been little sleeping going on in our household. Berlin has been asserting her personality and newfound communication to let us know that she is not interested in sleep any longer. She screams when we put her to bed (i’m talking blood curling screams that will go on until you go back in the room) and she wakes in the middle of the night (several times some nights) yelling “mama, light on,” or “Far read.” She even tricked me the other night into thinking her diaper needed to be changed, telling me she pooped. Well she didn’t, and her diaper wasn’t even wet. But from then on she was up and ready to party. This was at 4 AM mind you. We are no stranger to 4 AM wake up calls, she used to wake at this time regularly, until we finally sleep trained her to wake at a more reasonable 6 AM. But it looks like we are right back to where we started, and we are exhausted!

As I’m sure you can imagine, with all this fun going on, I’ve been hitting a midday slump, and have been in desperate need of a pick-me-up. I’m not a fan of drinking coffee past noon, as it keeps me up all night. But I’ve found that tea doesn’t have the same affect on me. So my solution to my never ending exhaustion; a yummy green tea smoothie. Not only does it taste delicious, but its refreshing and gives me a healthy boost to carry on my day.

Mango Green Tea Smoothie
1/2 cup chilled brewed green tea
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 frozen banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey

Prepare green tea and chill in fridge for 10 minutes or more. Place all ingredients in high power blender and blend until smooth.

Adjust consistency by adding more almond milk if desired, the chia seeds make it thicker so you may need more milk depending on how thick you like your smoothies.

You can also make it stronger by brewing two green tea bags, but I’m a light weight, so I stick with one.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy this recipe while chilling poolside, and not because you’re toddler is keeping you up all night. Have a lovely weekend!



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  • Oooh, I love the idea of adding green tea to a smoothie! I’ve been thinking of making some sort of chai spiced (my own blend) smoothie but whipping up some tea seems so much easier!!

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