Make Tea Ice Cubes To Supercharge Your Smoothies

You can add a lot of flavour to drinks by using tea ice cubes in place of normal ice. Do the same for your breakfast or post-workout smoothies — most already call for ice, so using tea ice is an easy way to add extra flavour or a little special punch without adding more kilojoules or a ton of ingredients. Image from Kyle Brammer.

Brew the tea as you normally would, let it cool to room temperature, then pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. For smoothies with bolder tasting ingredients, like berries, try ice cubes made from black tea. If you're blending up a lighter, grassier green smoothie, use green tea cubes. Jasmine green or teas with fruity ingredients can add a more floral, sweet flavour to your smoothies.

There are so many flavours of tea to choose from, and as long as you pick flavours and tea blends you already enjoy, you can't go wrong. Experiment with different flavour combinations to find your favourites, then keep those types of tea cubes ready to use in your freezer.

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