I’ve been on an icy drink kick, a sure sign of summer. Whether it’s cold press coffee, fresh squeezed juice or fruit smoothies, I’m always sipping on something cool and refreshing.
My latest drink recipe is the iciest of iced teas. It’s a slushy mix of oolong tea, grapefruit and ice. I love adding a few drops of orange bitters to the mix to heighten the citrus flavor. If I’ve planned ahead, I’ll make ice cubes with oolong tea and use them in the drink. Oolong tea is mild, so the predominant flavor in this tea smoothie is grapefruit. I like to use red or pink grapefruit because they taste sweeter than white grapefruit.
Grapefruit Oolong Tea Smoothie Recipe
1 red or pink grapefruit
1/2 cup brewed oolong tea, chilled
Several drops orange bitters, optional
1 heaping cup ice cubes
Natural sweetener, if desired
Peel, section and juice grapefruit. (Cut grapefruit into supremes- remove all pith. Discard any seeds.) Add grapefruit sections and juice, tea, orange bitters and ice cubes to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth and slushy. Taste and add sweetener, if needed.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups (1 big or 2 small servings)
Tip: Since I like tart drinks, I don’t usually add any sweetener. If you prefer a sweeter drink, try adding a drizzle of pure maple syrup.More tea smoothie recipes:
Berry Tea Smoothies from Eating Clean Recipes
Matcha Blueberry Smoothies from Eating Clean Recipes