Thursday, August 21, 2008

Enjoy the Benefits of Green Tea with this Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Studies have shown that green tea helps to build your immune system with its antioxidants, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, reduces the risk of getting various types of cancer and Alzheimers, and all the while it promotes oral health and increases metabolism.
Here's a simple, vitamin-filled smoothie recipe which allows you to add the health benefits of green tea to your daily diet. If you don't have time for breakfast, make it the evening before and take it along. Smoothies are nutritious, easy to make and provide a healthy meal-on-the-go. Smoothies are an easy way to enjoy the benefits of green tea, plus fruits for vitamins, antioxidents and fiber.
Begin with two cups of green tea, made with four tea bags so it's nice and strong.
Pour the green tea into a blender and add any or all of the following:
banana-source of potassium and fiber four ounces of yogurt, flavor of your choice-great source of probiotics a handful of nutritious blueberries or strawberries tablespoon of soy vanilla powder for protein a dash of cinnamon for your cholesterol and blood sugar
This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins and minerals and makes a quick meal. If you'd like to add some fiber, throw in a couple of tablespoons of oatmeal.
Blend until all ingredients are smooth.
Other possible ingredients are: Don't limit yourself to these ingredients either.
orange juice-Great source of vitamin C mango, kiwi or other fruit or berries-source of vitamins and antioxidants a spoonful of honey peanut butter for protein
Let your imagination run wild!
Children love smoothies. It's a wonderful way to give them a healthy meal or snack and can replace sugar-packed sodas and fruit juice.
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Joan Jones is an award winning freelance journalist who writes feature articles on home and garden, health and nutrition.


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