Cherry Almond Green Tea Smoothie... Mmm!
Cherry Almond Green Tea Smoothie Bowl - This is a GREAT one if you love thick, creamy smoothies, instead of those super watery ones!
We've all heard the constant praise for green tea, but if you’re not a fan of drinking it plain, you can sneak it into your smoothie to make a healthy energizing breakfast with countless health benefits:
Energizing: Has a stimulating effect from it’s caffeine content. Anti aging: Can reduce wrinkles and signs of aging due to it’s rich antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Boosts immunity: The antioxidant polyphenol compounds called Catechins have been shown to boost your immune system. Anti Carcinogenic: Catechins present in green tea neutralize free radicals to reduce the chances of cancer. Reduces Cholesterol: Reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad. Weight Loss: The polyphenol found in green tea increase metabolism by intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
Cherry Almond Green Tea Smoothie Bowl
- 6oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
- 2-3 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp green tea leafs - (If you don't have green tea leafs just open up a green teabag and measure out one teaspoon!)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine the Greek yogurt, cherries, almond butter, vanilla, and green tea in the blender. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the blender moving. Blend until smooth. Transfer smoothie to a bowl, top with 1 tablespoon of almonds or dried cherries and enjoy with a spoon.
Produce: cherries Whole Grain: none, add 1/4 cup whole rolled oats if desired Protein: plain nonfat Greek Yogurt Plant Based Fat: almond butter