Strawberry & Hibiscus Smoothie Recipe
At tealish, we believe that tea is not limited to traditional hot beverages but can also be used as a versatile ingredient in exciting recipes. Our aim is to help you explore the endless possibilities of tea-infused concoctions, and this smoothie is a perfect example of that.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup hibiscus tea, chilled
- 1/4 cup yogurt (Greek yogurt or dairy-free alternative like Yoggu)
- Protein or Collagen powder (optional)
Step 1: Brew the Hibiscus Tea Start by brewing a strong cup of hibiscus tea. Steep the tea in hot water for 5-7 minutes, allowing the vibrant flavors to infuse fully. Once brewed, set the tea aside to cool. For a quicker option, you can also refrigerate the tea until chilled.
Step 2: Prepare the Smoothie In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, chilled hibiscus tea, and yogurt. The frozen strawberries will add a luscious texture to the smoothie while giving it a natural sweetness. The hibiscus tea will infuse a delightful tartness and a beautiful red colour. Use a spoon to add some extra yogurt to the sides of the glass for a marble effect.
Step 3: Blend and Enjoy Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add a splash of chilled hibiscus tea or water. Once blended to perfection, pour the smoothie into a glass and garnish it with a fresh strawberry or a sprinkle of hibiscus petals for an extra touch of elegance.
Health Benefits: This Strawberry Hibiscus Tea Smoothie is not only a treat for your taste buds but also provides numerous health benefits. Let's take a look at some of the key advantages:
Rich in Antioxidants: Strawberries are packed with antioxidants that help combat free radicals in your body, promoting overall well-being.
Boosts Immunity: Hibiscus tea contains vitamin C, which is known to strengthen the immune system and protect against common illnesses.
Digestive Support: Yogurt is a probiotic powerhouse, aiding in digestion and maintaining a healthy gut.
Hydration and Vitality: With its hydrating properties, hibiscus tea helps replenish fluids in your body, keeping you refreshed and energized.
Cheers to a flavourful and vibrant tea-infused Summer!