Smoothies are a great addition to breakfast, brunch, or lunch, a quick meal on-the-go, or an any-time treat. The classic taste of one of the world’s most popular teas adds richness and depth while providing balance to the natural sweetness of the fruit. Are you ready to make a smooth move?
20 minutes chilling time
- ½ cup (125 ml) water ½ cup (125 ml) water
- ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath Simply Raw™ Turbinado Sugar ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath Simply Raw™ Turbinado Sugar
- 3 Earl Grey tea bags 3 Earl Grey tea bags
- 2½ cups (350 g) peaches, ripe, cut into chunks 2½ cups (350 g) peaches, ripe, cut into chunks
- 2 cups (305 g) banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen 2 cups (305 g) banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 1 cup (250 ml) Greek yogurt 1 cup (250 ml) Greek yogurt
In a small saucepan, combine water and the Redpath Simply Raw™ Turbinado Sugar. Place on stove on medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and transfer the sugar-water into a measuring cup.
Drop two Earl Grey tea bags into the hot water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes; do not steep the tea longer than the allotted time as it will impart a bitter taste to the smoothie.
Remove tea bags, gently pressing down on them to extract as much liquid and flavour as possible. Discard tea bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature.
Open the third tea bag and empty the tea leaves into the cooled tea. Place the tea into the fridge to chill completely; 20 minutes.
In a blender, place the peaches, frozen sliced bananas, cold Earl Grey tea, and Greek yogurt. Pulse a few times to combine the ingredients. Blend on high until smoothie is completely mixed.
Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
*Frozen or canned peaches can be used in place of the fresh peaches. Allow frozen peaches to thaw slightly before processing. If using canned peaches, drain the peaches well before using.
*Ensure the bananas and peaches that are used are ripe, as the “greenness” of the fruit will be noticeable in the flavour of the final product.
*When freezing banana slices, place into a large freezer-safe bag in a single layer or in a container layered between parchment or wax paper. It will make blending the bananas much easier versus a large mass of frozen banana slices.
*Experiment with different types of tea, if desired.
*If a thicker smoothie is desired, adjust thickness by adding more frozen banana slices. If a thinner smoothie is desired, adjust by adding more Earl Grey tea.
*To speed up the process of making the smoothie, the Earl Grey tea can be made the day before or several hours in advance and placed into the fridge to chill. Alternatively, for a quick way to cool down the tea, heat only ¼ cup (60 ml) water with the Redpath Simply Raw™ Turbinado Sugar. Steep tea for the allotted time. Remove tea bags and then add enough ice cubes until the liquid measures ½ cup (125 ml). Stir until ice cubes are completely dissolved. Proceed with recipe.