This refreshing Green Tea Dragon Fruit Smoothie combines two of my favorite Asian ingredients into a delicious and energizing drink.
Prepare the green tea by steeping a small amount (~1 teaspoon) of green tea leaves in a cup of hot (boiled) water for 2-3 minutes. Don't over steep and let the tea turn bitter. Set it aside to cool.
Cut the dragon fruit in half. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and add to a blender along with the frozen banana and pineapple chunks, and leafy greens.
*Replace green tea with water, coconut water, or another liquid if you are making this smoothie for kids or simply prefer not to use green tea.
If you ever end up with leftover smoothie or other homemade beverages, do not let them go to waste! Simply fill the mixture into popsicle molds and enjoy the same healthy smoothie as a nutritious frozen treat. A smoothie popsicle also makes a perfect summer breakfast on the go!