Serves 2 / A calcium-packed, energizing breakfast to go. Prep tips: Customize this creamy, sweet smoothie with additional boosts; try a few spoonfuls of raw almond butter, green foods powder, matcha green tea powder, whey protein, or ground flaxseed. To freeze bananas, peel and slice; place in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Freeze several to keep on hand for future smoothies.
1/2 cup boiling water
2 green tea bags
2 small bananas, frozen or fresh
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup yogurt, milk, or calcium-fortified soy milk
2 teaspoons agave nectar, or a pinch of stevia
1. Remove water from boil; then add tea bags and steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing to extract all liquid. Discard bags; let tea cool for 2–3 minutes.
2. Combine bananas, strawberries, and yogurt or milk in a blender. Pour in slightly cooled tea and purée until smooth. Add agave nectar or stevia and any additional boosters, and purée again to blend. Serve immediately.
PER SERVING: 205 cal, 1g fat (0g mono, 0g poly, 0g sat), 2mg chol, 8g protein, 45g carb, 4g fiber, 97mg sodium