Green Tea Smoothies

by jenna on June 15, 2011

Hey, hey summers here! And I totally just ordered a new black bikini to prove it.

I also cut my air conditioning on for the first time of the year and have the beginnings of tan lines from last weekend’s kayaking adventure.

Summer is a beautiful thing.

And so are these smoothies! They’re a super refreshing blend of green tea, juicy honeydew melon and banana with a touch of almond milk and honey.

Just one sip and you’ll be addicted like me…and that’s a fact.

If you’re one of those people that are freaking out right now, asking “where’s the protein??!”, please calm yourselves. This smoothie isn’t meant to be one of those beefcake-post-workout-green-machine-protein-bomb smoothies.

It’s quite the opposite actually. It’s a smoothie you sip while you bake, a smoothie you sip with a sandwich for lunch, a smoothie you sip while getting a pedicure, a smoothie you sip while driving down the road with the top down and sweet tunes blasting.

No, this smoothie isn’t intended to be a meal replacement although I have half a mind to add a big scoop of almond butter to the blend next time around.

Green tea smoothies  = the new sangria

minus the hangover for optimal sipping power.

And, like a black bikini, never goes out of style.

Green Tea Smoothies

serves 1-2

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

1/2 large honeydew melon, cut into chunks

3/4 cup strong brewed green tea (use two tea bags and seep for ten minutes)

1 tsp honey

1/4 cup almond milk

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Sip while wearing a bikini for ultimate benefits.

Time:

5 minutes

 

 

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jenna laughs June 15, 2011 at 4:39 am

I love this. I found out awhile ago that Starbucks sweetens their green tea latte’s with melon flavored syrup… and since then I’ve wanted to make something just like this smoothie! Can’t wait to try.

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Baking 'n' Books June 15, 2011 at 4:49 am

Never thought about melon. Could you use something else?

Either way – I like the blue straws!

Uh…I don’t think that adding nut butter would qualify it as a meal though?

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Molly @ RDexposed June 15, 2011 at 4:56 am

Hand me one of these as I am soaking up sun at the pool please.
Also, thank you for addressing the silly protein obsession. We can only absorb and use so much at one time, people!

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock June 15, 2011 at 5:05 am

Oooh…..these photos are soooo tantalizing ;) I could go for one o’ these right now. Lovely recipe Jenna!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 15, 2011 at 5:07 am

Jenna the smoothie looks awesome and I love the color of it and the teal straw with the teal in the tablecloth…oh, it’s so cute and summery and just so pretty!

I love using tea or kefir or pomegranate juice or some semi “non-standard” ingredients in my smoothies. Makes it more fun that way. And I never look at them as meal replacements, either. Just as beverages to sip.

CAn’t wait to hear about your new bikini!

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Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum June 15, 2011 at 5:10 am

Green polka dot tablelcoth = adorable, fun, summery, and I want one! :) And I wouldn’t mind trying a green tea smoothie, too!

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Blog is the New Black June 15, 2011 at 5:14 am

Jenna, this sounds AMAZING!!!!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 15, 2011 at 5:14 am

These sound so light and delicious Jenna! I agree, summer and smoothies are both beautiful things!

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Carissa June 15, 2011 at 5:16 am

Looks like a great way to get the green tea health benefits + some! Yum!

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Lauren June 15, 2011 at 5:20 am

Yeaha! smoothies not for work-outs or after work-outs :) thank-you! ahah and this one sounds delish!!!! Ps-I love the chalkboard/ingredient pics! You’ve been added to my blogroll :)

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 15, 2011 at 5:38 am

Sounds good! Maybe minus the melon. I’ve made smoothies with melon before and I find they taste kinda…weird.

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Miranda June 15, 2011 at 5:46 am

Yum! I super impressed by the melon. I think that actually would add so much to the smoothie… And perhaps a little rum??? :D

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Dee June 15, 2011 at 5:53 am

OH! I need to make this STAT!

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kim June 15, 2011 at 5:58 am

i love everything you make……but I am too lazy to make it! (or too busy with 3 kids) so maybe you could just move in with me! keep up the good work:)

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Karen June 15, 2011 at 5:59 am

Refreshing and YUM… with simply delightful accompanying photos that just make me want to whip one up right now, and imagine that I am basking in the sunshine/warmth you are enjoying on the West Coast.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 15, 2011 at 5:59 am

I need one of these and a pool and some sun. Stat.

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Sarah June 15, 2011 at 6:04 am

Mmmm……I’ll have to make this soon. I’ve been drinking a lot of iced green tea lately.

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Sarah June 15, 2011 at 6:05 am

This looks like the perfect summer smoothie! Can’t wait to try it out

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Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles June 15, 2011 at 6:07 am

This would be a nice change from my spinach smoothies – looks completely refreshing!

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Jen June 15, 2011 at 6:09 am

Melon sounds interesting! Matcha green tea powder would also be a nice addition to boost the green tea content! I don’t know how well it would go with the melon though. Almond butter definitely sounds fitting. I want it to be summer…NOW!

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Paige @ RAN June 15, 2011 at 6:11 am

I’ve added coffee to my smoothies since forever, but I’ve never though to add tea! Genius!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg June 15, 2011 at 6:11 am

The smoothie looks delicious — and I’m sure if you added some protein powder + nut butter you could pass it off as a beefcake protein shake :)

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 15, 2011 at 6:12 am

I love the addition of honeydew! Totally kicks Sbucks green tea latte’s butt ;)

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Ricki June 15, 2011 at 6:23 am

I love both green tea and honeydew melon, so I will definitely be giving this a try!

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Chelsa June 15, 2011 at 6:24 am

I have to try this

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Natalia - a side of simple June 15, 2011 at 6:56 am

Love it, especially the beef cake, protein comments. I thought I was the only one not on the “protein boosting bandwagon.” Just think, what did the world do before protein powder? Sigh* the horror!

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Heather June 15, 2011 at 7:07 am

I don’t love green tea, but put it in a smoothie and sign me up! Such fun color!

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kalli June 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

this looks so refreshing! glad you had fun in tahoe…..i used to live in the truckee and it is so beautiful.

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Maria June 15, 2011 at 7:10 am

I am on a smoothie kick! This flavor looks great!

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Mrs. Fish June 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

I love how refreshing this is! I’m not usually all about green tea, but I can’t wait to try this!

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Arianna @ Laughter & Linguini June 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

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Coco aka Opera Girl June 15, 2011 at 7:22 am

Hip smoothie, Jenna! I’ll bet the green tea/honey/melon/banana combo tastes delicious, I can imagine that working incredibly well. One could make this with matcha powder instead too, for a thicker texture. Mmm.

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Kristie June 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

Insane! I love adding green tea to my smoothies but I HAVE to try adding melon next time. I haven’t even had a honeydew yet this season. I’m getting one next grocery store trip for sure. And I totally agree, some smoothies are just fine being light, fresh and not for a post-workout energy pump.

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A Tablespoon of Liz June 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

This smoothie looks so great and refreshing! I love how it doesn’t have protein in it, because sometimes I don’t want to be filled up, I just want a smoothie. And the flavors sound amazing!

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Alejandra @ mouthfulsandmorsels.wordpress.com June 15, 2011 at 7:38 am

This sounds like a real thirst-quencher with the added bonus of anti-oxidants! Yay!

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DessertForTwo June 15, 2011 at 7:41 am

Love this! I don’t need beefcake protein either ;)

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove June 15, 2011 at 7:44 am

Love it. Can’t wait to get my blender so I can try this!

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megan @ whatmegansmaking June 15, 2011 at 7:44 am

I never use melon in smoothies for some reason, but I totally should. This sounds really good :)

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Amy June 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

“please calm yourselves”- ha! I actually did notice the lack of protein and then I remembered, oh right, most smoothies are actually just drinks. They don’t all have to be meals! Anyway this looks delicious and I’m definitely going to try it with breakfast. Or lunch. :)

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Melissa June 15, 2011 at 7:54 am

Wow, Jenna!! That smoothie looks completely refreshing… and so light and summery! I’m heading to the grocery store now for the ingredients so I can sip this during my afternoon at the park with a blanket and a good book. Thank you for rocking so much<333

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Danielle June 15, 2011 at 8:08 am

This is my first time checking out your blog, and if all of your recipes are as great sounding as this one I will defiantly be checking in often! Can’t wait to make this!

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Lee @ in the pink of condition June 15, 2011 at 8:13 am

unbelievably delicious. I am going to make that smoothie tomorrow!

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Khushboo June 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

Oh this sounds fab! I’ve actually been combining honey dew in my smoothies lately and love the sweetness it adds! Will def be trying this out, especially as I guzzle green tea like no other!

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Khushboo @ Two Megapixel Food June 15, 2011 at 8:24 am

This is awesome for the 120 degree temperatures here. I am gonna make it as my post workout drink tomorrow!

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Sara June 15, 2011 at 8:25 am

Looks and sounds amazing. And now I want some green tea ice cream!

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Monika @ powered by paprika June 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

Mmmmm green tea anything floats my boat…

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Urban Wife June 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

Ok, I might be a teensy weensy bit scared of honeydew melon but the way it seems to be camouflaged in the smoothie….might not be soo bad! :)

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R @ Learning As I Chop June 15, 2011 at 8:45 am

Sounds good. Not every smoothie needs protein, as you say

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Skinny Fat Kid June 15, 2011 at 8:49 am

I love green tea and I love smoothies so this looks like a perfect combination! Never put melon in a smoothie, but there’s a first time for everything!

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Jessica June 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

Where did you order your new black bikini? I’ve been searching online for a new one, but I haven’t found any that I like. Sounds like you had better luck shopping then I did!

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jenna June 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

victorias secret!

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kaila @ healthy helper! June 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

I love the addition of green tea but I am a little hesitant to make this only bc I am REALLY picky about melon. I don’t like it super ripe…but obviously under ripe isn’t good either!

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Baking Serendipity June 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

This looks fantastic! In the winter, I love green tea and chai tea lattes. This is definitely its summer sister :)

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Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen June 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

This sounds delicious! I love that you made a smoothie for pure enjoyment and deliciousness instead of a high protein meal.

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

LOVE this summery smoothie! I totally agree that smoothie don’t always have to be packed with protein, greens, and powder… they are often BEST when enjoyed as a summer treat!

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Katrina June 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

Woo hoo summer! So exciting. This is a great smoothie to kick it off.

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Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

Well don’t those sound tasty. As always, I am so impressed by your creativity and originality.

As an aside, I planted four green tee bushes a few months back. They’re starting to produce tea leaves! But our melon seeds were only planted last week and haven’t even sprouted yet. I guess it will be a few months before the melons and the green tea are both ready at the same time. Good thing for grocery stores.

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Casey June 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

looks so good! chai smoothie recipe next???

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jen @ taste life June 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

Lol, I was totally thinking, “There’s no protein in this!” But screw the protein, that looks beautiful and refreshing and I don’t need to have protein in every single smoothie I drink.

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Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen June 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love the melon in this–sounds super refreshing!

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Meghan @ StruggleMuffins June 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

I think you’ve struck on something big here; the marriage of green tea and honeydew melon sounds like a solid one – one to behold, in fact. I agree that it sounds perfect as a tide-me-over treat until the next snack/ meal. Not all smoothies are meant to keep you full for the long haul, and that’s A OK by me.

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Maddie June 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

Would it be catastrophic if I were to use soy milk instead of almond milk?

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jenna June 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

you can totally use whatever kind of milk you want!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

This smoothie looks perfect! I don’t like smoothies with protein powder in them anyways. :P

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Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous June 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Looks delish, as always! :) I love the cute straws in the mason jar. Definitely more fun than a boring glass!

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Emily @ Savory and Savage June 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

A green tea smoothie sounds so refreshing. It is starting to get hot here and that would hit the spot!

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French Heart June 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Would never have thought up that combination–sounds delish will try it

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birdie to be June 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Sounds delish! Very cute post.

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mary (what's cookin with mary) June 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I think I’m as excited as you are about my almost visible summer tan lines ;)

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April June 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

These look refreshing! I think these might be even better if you substituted the green tea with green tea matcha powder ….

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Susan June 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Protein is not a requirement when it comes to my smoothies. You did a great job with the post.

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Cory June 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I’ve been popping melon chunks in the freezer for my summer smoothies. Like the green tea idea. This looks delish!

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Happy When Not Hungry June 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

This looks so refreshing and tasty! I love that you used mason jars to serve them too!

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Brooke June 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Jenna, I’m super allergic to melons. Any ideas for substitutions?

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jenna June 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

hmmm just banana?

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Michelle of Chellbellz June 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I just brewed a whole pot of Peach Tea! I have to go and get a banana and melon! This sounds good! This is all I want to drink this summer. Smoothies! I’ve been making some out of Frozen Berrie blends that i picked up at the organic stores.

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking June 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm

This smoothie sounds like just my thing! So refreshing and fruity, I love it!

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ritika June 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm

i live in India, can’t find this melon, will musk melon work? or any other fruit?
btw… am a regular at your blog, and you have changed my food life :)

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective June 16, 2011 at 7:16 am

What a GREAT use of green tea! I’ve got to try this. :)

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Aggie June 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I want!! This may replace my “sippin wine” when I cook! *may*

Seriously though, I really do want! especially with that honeydew. Mmmmm…and almond butter, sold!

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Maria June 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Thanks for this! I love green tea smoothies but I’ve never given any thought as to how to make one myself! I’ll have to give it a go :-)

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Betty June 17, 2011 at 12:22 am

this looks gr8 i luv it!

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Heidi - Apples Under My Bed June 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

loving the flavour combo here Jenna!
Heidi xo

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Beth Ann Thornhill June 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Such a great post! You set it up beautifully and I’m sharing it on FB! This is one I’m definitely going to try! (in a bikini no less, just with no friends around!) HAHA

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Kristin July 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Wow I will be trying this for sure!! Sounds so good.

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Amy @ ahealthyandhappyheart July 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Can not wait to try these! So refreshing!

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Mel August 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

This smoothie sounds wonderful! Green tea is such a great way to have tasty treats and stay healthy. I recently discovered green tea that is specifically for eating – this
edible tea is worth a try. Meanwhile, I’m headed to the store to buy a melon!

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Jennifer Watson April 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I added 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and mint leaves. Oh, so good! It could be a cocktail!

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Navitas Vera June 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

Sounds so good! You can boost the healthy fat content with chia, hemp or flax seeds here too!

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Vanessa @ Project Zen July 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Great after a cooldown for my next 5k!

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Maria a.k.a. MassButterfly November 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

Hi! I’d like to try this, but was wondering if you have any info. regarding the nutrition facts (calories, carbohydrates, protein, etc.), as I’m counting calories and keeping track of what I consume. Thank you!!

Maria

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djay July 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Thanks for the idea of using green tea as the base for the smoothie. One small note: tea is steeped, not seeped.

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