How (and Why) You Should Be Adding Tea to Your Smoothies
If you're watching your calorie intake and love the antioxidants and home remedies teas can provide, adding a freshly brewed cup to your blender is a great option when whipping up a smoothie. We love this green tea cinnamon honey smoothie and this creamy, metabolism-boosting strawberry smoothie. But it can take time boiling the water, letting the tea steep, and then chilling the tea.
Save time by brewing a larger batch of tea and chilling it in a pitcher in the fridge. That way you can just open the fridge whenever you need it. You can also freeze your brewed tea in ice cube trays if you know you won't go through a whole pitcher within a week. Here's a list of teas you can add to your smoothies and the health benefits they provide.
- Chamomile tea: It calms the body and mind.
- Ginger tea: It eases digestive issues and relieves sore throat.
- Green tea: It helps suppress appetite, increases metabolism, can prevent sickness, and relieves stress. Caffeine has also been shown to boost workout performance.
- Peppermint tea: It suppresses cravings, eases digestion, and relieves anxiety.