Strawberry season is here, and these beautiful red berries are on sale everywhere you look. The other day walking past my local fruit and vegetable shop I just couldn’t resist them. They sat there looking so perfect and juicy ready to come home with me! After eating (OK I’ll admit it , pigging out ) almost a whole package, I sat thinking what else can I do with all my strawberries???? The next day I was really looking for an afternoon pick me up, which usually has me reaching for another cup of tea. As I pulled the Matcha Tea , Japanese Green tea powder, the idea of making a smoothie with my yummy strawberries popped in my head.
So now that we have our health lesson for today we can move on to the recipe :)
Your ingredients : (1 serving)
1 small tangerine
1/4 tsp. Matcha
7 ice cubes
1/3 cup / 100 ml milk (regular or soy)
honey to taste
Blender, strong enough to grinding ice cubes.
1. Wash and prepare the strawberries by removing the green stems and cut into halves. Place the ice cubes in the blender and blend until they have broken up completely. Next add the milk, strawberries, honey, tea, and squeeze the juice of the tangerine into the blender. Blend until smooth and serve! (You can experiment with adding or subtracting the amounts of the ingredients to get a thicker or thinner smoothie. )
5 Star Foodie says
What a unique smoothie creation! I love your addition of matcha! My next 5 Star makeover will be for smoothies & shakes and this will be just the perfect entry (i will announce the event in early May and there's a cool prize!)
Wow….what a combination! Very creative!
Kathy Gori says
this looks great and I have all the ingredients right here..just waiting for some warm weather.
Beautiful drink with beautiful clicks.. looks awesome.
Simply Life says
Oh this smoothie sounds so nice and healthy!
Conor @ HoldtheBeef says
You're a genius, I say! Would love to get my mits on this. Sadly strawberry season has left us :(
I love strawberries! Now that they are in season, I will have to go get some and make this! :)
mr. pineapple man says
looks so good! love the umbrella~ i used to always want to take it home :)
Liv Wan says
I love green tea and also strawberry.
Green tea is such healthy ingredients such as prevent cancer, losing weight……
Thank you for sharing.
Spicie Foodie says
@ 5StarFoodie, Great Thanks I'd be happy to participate.
@Biren,Kathy,Pavithra, Simply Life, Sook – Thanks :)
@ Connor , I'm working on a variation with fruits available year round, stay tuned!
@ Mr. Pineapple Man- me too :)
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Wow, what a great combination…it looks so pretty…and healthy :-) Have to give this a try ;-)
what a refreshing smoothie, especially since strawberries are at their best right now..
You are so creative…can see that this smoothies is healthy and taste good with the burst of great flavors all in one. I don't mind having this to start the day. Thanks for sharing this :)
Spicie Foodie says
@Biren – Thank you so much & Congrats to you:)
@ Juliana – Thanks & hope you do soon :)
@Sweetlife – :)
@ Elin – Thank you :) That would be a great way to start the day, wouldn't it !
Mmmm yeah! I'm on a matcha kick – and also a smoothie kick – so I'm kind of in love with you right now.
This recipe is eye-catching and totally awesome, and I'd love to see it in the linky party I'm hosting tomorrow on my blog (featuring recipes with strawberries). Join!
Spicie Foodie says
Hehe, Thanks :) I will go take a look at your site and thanks for the invite.