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