Green Tea, Apple, and Wheatgrass Smoothie


June 26, 2013

This green tea, apple, and wheatgrass smoothie with superfoods is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients to detox and give you energy.

This green tea, apple, and wheatgrass smoothie with superfoods is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients to detox and give you energy.

Are you using wheatgrass in smoothies?

Don’t groan, because I’m going to share some top tips for including wheatgrass in your smoothies so it doesn’t make you gag.

Let’s be honest, wheatgrass shots taste seriously funky. I can drink them because they’re so health-promoting, but they’re not my favorite thing on the green buffet.

Life is just too short to be wincing and pinching your nose while you drink your breakfast.

Enter the awesome Navitas Organics freeze-dried wheatgrass powder and happiness is on the menu again.

Wheatgrass powder is extremely mild in flavor, so you can add 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon to most smoothies without even tasting it. I often add up to 1 tablespoon in some blends. Start small, and add gradually to taste.

Layer your green smoothies with some fresh mild leafy greens like spinach, radish greens, or romaine, and then boost the chlorophyll with 1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder. Sweet fruits like pineapple, mango, orange, apple, pear, grapes, and berries mask the taste of wheatgrass, as does the addition of basil, mint, and lemon and lime juice and zest. Fresh orange, apple, pineapple, and grape juices mellow the murk, but they do increase the sugar content of your blends.

Include wheatgrass powder in your smoothie rotation because this green goddess is among the most nutrient dense foods. Rich in alkalizing chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents, wheatgrass neutralizes acids and wastes to purify the blood and boost cellular function and immunity. Wheatgrass is also loaded with high quality plant based protein (about 85 percent by weight).

This blend of tropical fruits and green tea is crisp, refreshing, and seriously tasty. It may just change your mind about wheatgrass.

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

 

Green Tea, Apple, and Wheatgrass Smoothie

This green tea, apple, and wheatgrass smoothie with superfoods is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients to detox and give you energy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 cup (240ml) boiled water
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 cup (44g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 3 tablespoons sprouted chia seed powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon hemp protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons wheatgrass powder
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see notes)
  • 2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple

Instructions

  1. Steep the tea bag in the water for 1 minute, and remove tea bag. Allow to cool.
  2. Throw the tea and the other ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth. 

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Recipe from Navitas Organics
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 8

  1. I have everything and making it right now. (Time elapse). Holy crap! This smoothie is FANTASTIC! Even the dogs loved it. I didn’t have any spinach so I used kale and it is wonderful. I also used an organic apple instead of apple juice (I like my fiber!) Don’t be wary of all the green-ness, lovely piggies. The pineapple, and banana give it a sweetness and creaminess that will sure to delight. It did me. Thanks for sharing TESS!! XO

    1. LOL! Kibby, you make me laugh. Yes! This smoothie is really really delicious. So glad you enjoyed it. LOVE the Navitas Naturals recipe centre. SO many good ideas.

      1. I just took a picture of mine and posted it on Facebook (Kibby’s Blended Life) along with this link and thanks to you and Navitas Naturals. I LOVE their products too. I am talking with Gayle (Navitas) right now and hope to be working with them and promoting their awesome line of superfoods. I adore you and have a great day!

  2. Hi!
    The smoothie look awesome and I am going to make it today!
    Now, I was trying to enter the Dreamfarm kitchen gadgets giveaway and when I click on “sign in” it kept bringing me to this page…. I would like to participate in the giveaway! 🙂
    Thanks
    Ana

    Ps: I really mean I love the smoothie, I will make it with mango instead of pineapple though as I cant have it.

    1. Sorry you are experiencing problems with entering the giveaway. If you have never entered the giveaways before you sign UP not IN even if you are subscribed to the newsletter. You can then create a user name and PW. Good luck 🙂

        1. Hmmm…sorry about that. Can you please clear your cache, refresh your brower, and try again to sign in? If that fails, please email me (address in FAQ) and I will get my web team to help you.

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