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Green Tea Strawberry Smoothie and Popsicle Recipe

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A green tea strawberry smoothie is not only great for a quick breakfast – it also works great as a popsicle recipe! Like my chocolate banana smoothies, these also made great popsicles for our backyard movie night!  The trick to a great smoothie is a combination of fresh and frozen fruit.  For this strawberry smoothie, I added in pomegranate green tea ice cubes for a healthy boost of antioxidants.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothies & Popsicle Recipe

My kids are a little weird – they don’t like smoothies.  After months of throwing away leftover smoothies, a friend suggested I freeze them and make popsicles.  Well, duh! It worked like a charm and my kids now eat healthy popsicles without batting an eye.  So when I wanted to make a fun frozen treat using tea for our backyard movie night, I pulled out the popsicle molds.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothies & Popsicle Recipe

You can really use any tea or fruits that you want.  I opted for Bigelow Tea’s pomegranate green tea because I wanted to try a green tea smoothie. I did not realize, however, that green tea is caffeinated.  So if making the smoothie in to popsicles for kids, you may want to go with an herbal tea and Bigelow does have a Pomegranate Pizzazz herbal tea.  I used fresh strawberries and frozen peaches because that’s what I like in my smoothies. I don’t like bananas in them at all! But anything will work.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothies & Popsicle Recipe

My little trick was to freeze the tea in to ice cubes first. I made the tea, let it cool, poured it in to ice cube trays, and froze it.   I put the extras in a plastic freezer bag for later.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothies & Popsicle Recipe

Then I layered the ingredients in my blender and blended away! Put the ice cubes and frozen fruit on the bottom, though, as they blend up better that way.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothies & Popsicle Recipe

After I enjoyed a smoothie, I poured the rest of the batch in to some popsicle molds and threw them in the freezer.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothies & Popsicle Recipe

A fun frozen, and healthy, treat of our backyard movie night!  These weren’t overly sweet and were very fruity.  If you wanted a little more sweetness, try adding in a dash of orange juice or using vanilla yogurt.

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothie and Popsicle Recipe

Green Tea Strawberry Smoothie and Popsicle Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 green tea ice cubes
  • 4 large to medium strawberries
  • A handful of frozen peaches
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

Instructions

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I recommend putting the ice cubes and frozen fruits in first for better blending.
To make popsicles:
Pour smoothie in to popsicle mold and freeze.

 

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12 Comments
  • Awesome recipe idea Camille! I have done a few popsicle recipes, but none like this. It looks delicious!

    Thanks!

    • Camille
      May 25, 2014

      Thank you! The kids drink the smoothies more now but we still get lots of popsicles.

  • Amber
    March 7, 2014

    I love the popsicle idea I will try those.

    • Camille
      March 13, 2014

      They are great! My kids are more used to eating smoothies now so I don’t get the chance to make popsicles as much!

  • Kelly
    April 23, 2013

    Mmmmm…these sound yummy. I love green tea. And I Love your popsicle molds. 🙂
    Kelly

  • Jessie
    April 22, 2013

    These sound so refreshing! Love the mix you used. Anything with Green Tea is good in my book 😉 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders! Hope you’re enjoying your week so far.

  • Brandie (
    April 22, 2013

    These pops look absolutely delicious! I’m definitely going to try making these.

  • Rachel Young
    April 21, 2013

    Hi Camille,

    I found you though the Gooseberry patch smoothie recipes. Thanks for the tip on freezing them! My children don’t like smoothies either, which always surprised me since they really love fruit. I think they would love them in popsicles though and I am going to give that a go. I also love how you put green tea in your smoothie. I drink a cup of green tea every morning. Now that the weather is warming up, I think I need to make some ice cubes and put them in smoothies. Thanks again for the tips. Have a great Sunday!

  • Miz Helen
    April 20, 2013

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Katherines Corner
    April 19, 2013

    wonderful and refereshing! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop xo