Green Tea and Goji Smoothie Recipe

This sunrise-colored smoothie, fortified with a small dose of caffeine, may convince you to give up coffee as your morning beverage. Green tea and goji berries offer potent antioxidants to start your day right, and yogurt’s protein makes this an on-the-go superfoods breakfast. 

Prep tip: To avoid scorching the tea, be sure to use water that’s just off the boil. To freeze bananas, peel and slice, place in a plastic bag, and place in freezer overnight. Freezing several at a time makes spontaneous smoothies a cinch.


2 green tea bags

1/2 cup nearly boiling water

1-2 ice cubes

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 sliced frozen banana

2 tablespoons goji berries, plus extra for garnish

2 teaspoons agave nectar (or 2-4 drops liquid stevia)


1. Place tea bags in a cup; pour 1/2 cup boiling water over tea bags and steep for 2–3 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze out liquid. Add 1–2 ice cubes to cool.

2. Pour cooled tea into a blender. Add yogurt, banana, goji berries, and agave. Purée until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with whole goji berries. Serve immediately.

Serves 2. Per serving: 246 cal, 43% fat cal, 12g fat, 8g sat fat, 30mg chol, 5g protein, 30g carb, 2g fiber, 72mg sodium

Recipe courtesy of, found here.

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