Gettin’ Rioja-Ready One More: Green Tea-Blueberry Smoothie

October 5th, 2013

It’s now less than two weeks until we leave for Spain. I’ve been enjoying the previous three juice smoothies that I’ve already posted about, but decided to try one more that sounded interesting and I had all the ingredients, so why not, right?!? Only thing, this recipe has ZERO vegetables! So, in terms of all the smoothies I’ve tried over the past few weeks, this one has the least nutritional offerings. I just wanted to get that disclaimer out there at the get-go. However, it does include the wonderful properties of green tea, blueberries and the protein-power of yogurt, so it ain’t all that bad!

I would have to say this is my least favorite smoothie taste-wise. It’s just really blah! Not bad, just blah! I can taste a hint of the green tea, but the blandness of the plain, non-fat yogurt come through. The texture also is sprinkled with the flaxseed — giving it a bit of a grit. Don’t think I’ll do this one again. Guess I’ll just drink the rest of the green tea straight-up that I brewed for the recipe!

Here’s the recipe (241 calories and 14g of protein):
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup chilled, unsweetened green tea
3/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
2 tbsp. ground flaxseed

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