Knowing the many health benefits of drinking tea—such as boosting metabolism, aiding digestion, preventing cancer, repairing cells, fending off viruses and lowering cholesterol—don’t you want to drink it all day long? Let’s not forget the significant skin payoff—a healthier body means complexion perfection. But for most of us, brewing up countless cups of tea throughout the day may be a good intention, but it’s quite hard to make it a reality considering the fast pace of today’s modern lifestyle.
While health experts say that drinking two to three cups of tea a day is enough to start reaping its curative powers, the more you drink, the more you’ll benefit. That’s why we’re in love with this sneaky, delicious LØV Organic tea smoothie recipe from nutritionist and health coach Holli Thompson, author of Discover Your Nutritional Style. “I like using tea in my morning smoothies; it’s like combining two things in one. Green and white teas are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which are believed to fight free radicals and therefore support a healthy body and gorgeous, clear skin. And I love the flavor of green tea added to a creamy smoothie,” says Holli. “The antioxidants in tea also provide natural sun protection, and help to reduce inflammation. Rooibos tea is rich in minerals and helps to cool inflammation throughout the body,” she adds.
When it comes to picking a high quality, organic tea, the LØV Organic Wellness Blends are all USDA certified organic and formulated to help alleviate modern day complaints like stress, insomnia, slow metabolism, etc. Our favorite: LØV Is Beautiful, a skin-boosting blend that contains all three of Holli’s favorite types of tea: white tea, green tea and green rooibos tea. The added natural peach, apricot, mango and pineapple flavors give it a refreshing, fruity taste that is perfect for her energizing smoothie recipe.
Time-Saving Tip: If you don’t have already brewed tea or the time to make it in the morning, then use 1 tsp of dry LØV Is Beautiful tea and increase the non-dairy milk measurement to 2 cups. Genius!
The LØV is Beautiful Tea Smoothie
Ingredients (please use only organic ingredients):
1 cup of brewed LØV Is Beautiful wellness tea or KUSMI Detox Tea
1 cup of non-dairy milk such as hemp, almond or coconut milks
3/4 cup fresh or frozen mango
2 tbsp raw cashews
1 tsp raw honey or a few drops of liquid stevia if desired
handful of baby spinach leaves
Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and use the high or “smoothie” setting. Drink immediately, and then feel fantastic and glowing for the rest of the day.
Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by LOV Organic. We do not sponsor any product we don’t believe in.
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