Green Tea–Berry Smoothie
December, 2004

Serves 1 / When you absolutely need breakfast to go, try this super-powered smoothie. Green tea’s antioxidants help prevent cancers, blocked arteries, and even tooth decay; flax provides healthy omega-3 fats; and berries offer fiber and vitamin C—all served up in a tasty, easy-to-carry form.

1/4 cup water, plus more as needed
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil
1-1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
6 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup cranberry juice
Honey, to taste (optional)

1. Microwave water on high until boiling. Add tea bag and steep for 3 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine ground flaxseed, berries, yogurt, and juice. Blend until smooth.
3. Squeeze and remove tea bag. Add tea to berry mixture and blend until smooth. Adjust consistency with additional water and sweeten with honey, if desired.


PER SERVING: 338 cal, 20% fat cal, 8g fat, 2g sat fat, 14mg chol, 11g protein, 59g carb, 13g fiber, 127mg sodium