Refreshing Green Tea, Lime & Avocado Smoothie
This is a refreshing and creamy twist on the green tea smoothie, which is often prepared with fruit.
Lime juice and freshly squeezed lemon add tangy pizzaz to this beautiful and nutrient-rich smoothie. Green tea and kale provide antioxidants and nutrients, while avocado contributes healthy fats, making this a satisfying afternoon treat or an excellent complement to breakfast.
Chia seeds are optional and will change the consistency of the smoothie a bit. However, chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and Omega 3 fatty acids. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and pack a nutritional punch.
This smoothie is also an ideal addition to a healthy detox routine.
Flesh from 1 avocado
2 sweet apples, cored and roughly chopped
1/2 small zucchini, roughly chopped
1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets
1 small knob peeled ginger
Roughly 1/4 cup loosely packed parsley
1/2 juiced lime
2 leaves kale
1 cup brewed and cooled green tea
2/3 cup almond milk (or water)
2 tsp chia seeds (optional)
*You might like to stop and taste after blending in the lime and lemon, to see if the flavor suits your taste.
Add all ingredients to a high-powered food processor and blend until smooth and combined.
Pour into two jars and stir a teaspoon of chia seeds through each. Allow to sit at least half an hour (though overnight is best) before consuming. This will allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid.
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