Smoothies can be an excellent way to improve your health and manage a healthy body weight. One of my favorite ways to enjoy these treats is to incorporate green tea and healthy veggies right into a delicious drink.
The best blenders for smoothies of this variety will be those that can handle a variety of textures. If you have been considering purchasing one for your home, blender reviews by others who have purchased them can often be a helpful resource to find the one that’s right for you.
My 3 Personal Favorite Green Tea Smoothie Recipes
Ultimate Skinny Green Tea Smoothie
- 12 oz green tea, brewed at double-strength
- Half a cucumber
- Half a Granny Smith apple
- 1 celery stalk, trimmed and chopped
- ½ cup watercress
- 12/ cup broccoli sprouts
- 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup ice cubes
Add all ingredients, starting with the tea and yogurt. Then blend until smooth. Enjoy! I have found that the best blender for making green tea smoothies has an array of options for the final result of your smoothie-making.
My preference for this is a frothier texture—whip or frappe settings are ideal!
Peachy Ginger Bliss
- ½ cup Ginger Peach tea, brewed double strength and cooled
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ banana
- ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1 cup peaches, sliced and peeled. Frozen are also ideal
Combine all ingredients, starting with the tea and yogurt. Even with the best blenders for smoothies, surrounding the blades with liquid before adding solid ingredients helps keep blending even and results consistently delicious.
I have found that beginning with all ingredients cold, rather than room temperature also makes for a great summer treat. If you use frozen peaches, you won’t need to add ice for a thicker, cooler beverage.
Reading over some of the more popular sites’ blender reviews, written by customers that have purchased particular models, will allow you to find the right blender for your smoothie needs.
Honey Blossom Green Tea Smoothie
- ¾ cup jasmine green tea, brewed double strength (two tea bags for 10 minutes) and cooled
- 1 tsp raw honey
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ cup honeydew melon, chunked
Add the ingredients in the order listed. Beginning with a low setting, slowly increase speed.
The best blenders for smoothies will have a pulse setting that will ease the workload that frozen foods place on the blades and allow you to create even-textured, straw-worthy and delicious smoothies.
If you are uncertain of which blender will be right for you, remember that reading blender reviews can answer most of your common questions.
This recipe is a particular favorite of mine because the flavors work together so well and all remind me of my favorite part of summer—post-workout cooldowns.
One of the best tips for effective and delicious weight loss smoothies, other than finding the right blender for your newest culinary obsession, is keeping an eye on the sugar. If you’re trying to slim down with a healthy diet and exercise, adding refined sweeteners to your smoothies can sabotage your hard work.
I find that there are a number of fruits and natural sugars that provide more than enough sweetness for my smoothies—melons, berries (especially frozen blueberries) peaches, and fresh figs all bring the sugar rush to the blender party.
Agave and unfiltered, raw honey also do quite a good job. So skip the sweetened yogurt or almond milk, make sure you buy it Plain. Remember, when it comes to weight loss, you’re better off consuming full-fat dairy than you are eating sweetened, non-fat products.