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Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

Summer is a great time for smoothies, so we're bringing you a unique bonus recipe from the American Diabetes Association's Simply Smoothies cookbook by Linda Gassenheimer.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: One 16-ounce smoothie

  • Calories 330
  • Carbohydrate 27
  • Protein 30 g
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sugar 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Sodium 55 mg
  • Potassium 480 mg

This Recipe Serves 1

Ingredients

1 green tea bag
½ cup boiling water
1 cup frozen, unsweetened blueberries
¾ cup soft tofu
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 scoop (¾ ounce) vanilla whey protein powder
1 tablespoon dry-roasted cashew nuts without added salt
1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Steep the bag in the water and let steep 4-5 minutes while assembling the other ingredients.
  2. Add blueberries, tofu, cinnamon, whey protein powder, and cashew nuts to a blender. 
  3. Remove the tea bag from water and discard bag. 
  4. Add tea to the blender and blend 30 seconds. 
  5. Add the ice cubes and blend another 20 seconds or until smooth.

From Simply Smoothies by Linda Gassenheimer

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