Earl Grey Rooibos Smoothie


Green smoothies follow a typical formula — some leafy greens, some liquid and some fruit.  Optional other ingredients like superfoods can be added to bump up the nutrient power.  With this recipe, I decided to try using my brewed Earl Grey rooibos tea (cooled) as the liquid base.  Then I thought what low glycemic load fruit can I add other than berries — watermelon!  Watermelon is a wonderful water-dense fruit that makes a great addition to a smoothie.  Watermelon adds that sweetness without adding a sweetener.  It is a good source of potassium and a very good source of vitamins A and C, both of which are antioxidants and offer anti-inflammatory support.

Watermelon Smoothie

 

Earl Grey Rooibos Watermelon Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword smoothie
Servings 2
Author Brenda Watt, Watt Works Nutrition, CHCN, NNCP. CNE

Ingredients

  • • 2 cups brewed Earl Grey Rooibos tea cooled
  • • 1 cup watermelon cubed
  • • 2-3 cups baby spinach
  • • ½ small avocado
  • • 1 organic lemon wedge
  • • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • • 1 scoop prepared Irish Moss or other thickener
  • • 3-5 mint leaves
  • • 2-3 drops lemon essential oil

Instructions

  1. Put everything into a high-powered blend and blend until smoothie.
  2. If needed, add water to thin or ice cubes to thicken.
  3. Pour into a glass or mason jar, pop in a glass straw, and sip with joy and gratitude in your heart.