Monday, February 9, 2009

In the Kitchen with Esperanza

Okay, so Lauren tells me you want the recipe for green tea smoothies. First, these weren't my idea. Why you'd want to mess with berries and bananas and ice cream - the only decent ingredients for a smoothie - is beyond me. I only fiddled with this concoction because the girls wanted them. If you ask me, I think they look like a potion mixed in the laboratory of a mad scientist.


This is enough for two to three people depending on how big a glass you are using.

First brew some green tea. Don't get the cheap stuff. Get a nice package of green tea, by the bag, if you must and brew some and let it cool. Don't cool it by adding ice cubes. Let it cool on its own. You put ice cubes in hot brewed tea, and you will dilute it to uselessness.

Then add the following to your blender:
  • 1 cup ice and crush it
  • 1/2 banana - or just toss the whole thing in there.
  • 1 peach, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger - I just shake it. Guessing here.
  • 1 tblsp of honey or one good squirt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
Blend all this together and then add:
  • 1 cup of cooled green tea
Blend just until uniform. Pour into tall glasses. If you have fresh mint. Put a couple leaves on top. It improves the look.

These are actually good for you. I'll give you that.

I am needed back in the kitchen. Clarissa is boiling water. . . .


Lindsey said...

Mmmmm, this sounds wonderful - and healthy! Thank you for sharing! Something I'm definitely going to try in the summer months. :-)

Martha A. said...

Thank you! That sounds really good!

Susan Meissner said...

Esperanza says gracias!