Green Tea Berry Smoothie

"This is a wonderful, healthy smoothie from Delicious Living mag. Here's what they say: "When you absolutely need breakfast to go, try this super-powered smoothie. Green tea’s antioxidants help prevent cancers, blocked arteries, and even tooth decay; flax provides healthy omega-3 fats; and berries offer fiber and vitamin C—all served up in a tasty, easy-to-carry form." I adjusted it a bit by adding more flax and some oat bran. My 4 yo loves it too! It's not too thick and not too thin, just right."
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  • Microwave water on high until boiling, about 45-60 seconds. Add tea bag and steep for 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor (or hand blender), combine ground flaxseed, oat bran, berries, yogurt and juice and blend until smooth.
  • Squeeze and remove tea bag and add tea to berry mixture, blending until smooth.
  • Adjust consistency with additional water, if needed and sweeten with honey, if desired.
  • Makes 1 large or 2 small servings.

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  1. Darkhunter
    OK, personal preference only, didn't like the texture. Used both the wheat germ and flaxseed. Think I will keep those for adding to my baking. On taste, however, it was very good! I used mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries), and for the juice I used pomegranate. Will fix this again, forgoing the other two ingredients. Thnx for posting, WI Cheesehead. Made for Comfort Cafe Summer 2009.
  2. Andrew Mollmann
    5 stars for the taste, 4 for the texture. I skipped the flax and doubled the oats. Used half blue berries and half strawberry.
  3. Lynne the Pirate Queen
    This is a nice, versatile smoothie that includes so many of my favorite things! I made a few changes based on allergies and available ingredients: Since I'm allergic to yogurt, I instead used about 4 ounces of silken tofu, adding more green tea (3/4 cup total) to thin it out. I also used apple juice and about 1 cup of fresh blackberries, and sweetened it all with about a tablespoon of raw honey. Whipped up in my handy little Magic Bullet, this was ready in no time! Next time I think I will try this with cranberry juice for more flavor, and maybe a bit more honey. Love this filling and nutritious drink! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Jubes
    Thanks for a great tasting and healthy smoothie that both my daughters enjoyed. Reviewed for Kids Forum Recipe Swap for an overdue tag
  5. gillygirl
    I don't usually like smoothies, but the green tea in this caught my attention and I decided to try it. It is lovely, definitely a keeper. I did make a couple of changes, I didn't have any flax seed, so I added 3 tbsps of oat bran instead of 2. I used a full cup of green tea and didn't add any juice. Will be making it again!


  1. loof751
    This was a very nice and healthy smoothie! I used wheat germ instead of the oat bran and really enjoyed the nutty flavor and texture it gave. I didn't have to use any honey as the berries and the yogurt were sweet enough. Enjoyed this - thanks for posting!


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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