Last night late I got a craving. It was a bad one. I wanted a cold, sweet, matcha latte. But like I said, it was late. I started bargaining with myself. “Maybe it won’t keep you up til 5 am! Maybe the L-theanine will help you sleep instead!” All hogwash, I know. But I couldn’t shake the craving.
I thought about steeping something in hot milk and adding ice and making a smoothie but I didn’t want to take that long as this was a really bad craving. I wanted it five minutes ago.
That’s when it hit me. I had this blend. This has smoothie in the name. Why do I have to steep it at all? I have a Vitamix. Isn’t it supposed to be powerful and decimate whatever I put in? And really, this is mostly dried fruits and flavorings, so why not?
So I did it. I put in some homemade mesophilic yogurt, a little raw sugar, some ice and a teaspoon of this blend. But it was too much ice, and basically I had made ice cream so I added more yogurt and a little milk but the color was so nice I decided I didn’t need to add more tea blend. I gave it an extra 30 seconds to make sure I had blended the tea in really well. I ended up with about 28 ounces of smoothie so I divided it and gave half to Ashman.
We loved it! It was so fruity and sweet and good, and it hit the spot and satisfied that smoothie craving that had hold of me, plus it was caffeine free and wouldn’t keep me up all night. It had lots of berry flavor. And all that with a single teaspoon of Parker’s Berry Orange Smoothie! I am definitely doing this again. Maybe tonight. Maybe sooner.
Has anyone else ever just put tea (other than matcha powder) or tisane blends in a smoothie?