Smoothie Recipes

Rooibos, Strawberry and Orange Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

1 – 2 rooibos tea bags
125 ml boiling water
225 g frozen strawberries
½ a peeled and chopped orange
125 g silken tofu
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1 tsp liquid honey, optional

Step-by-step

1.     Put the rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.
2.     Put the tea, berries, tofu and protein powder into a blender and process until smooth. Sweeten to taste with honey and pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  • Silken tofu adds a lovely creamy richness
  • Replace the rooibos tea bag with a red berries rooibos tea bag

Blueberry Pomegranate Rooibos Antioxidant Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 medium servings

1 banana
1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
1/2 cup frozen blueberries and/or strawberries
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp whey or hemp protein
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp flaxseed or hemp oil
10 – 15 ml lemon juice
2 – 3 bags of rooibos tea
1,5 cups boiling water plus 1 cup ice

Step-by-step

1.     Put the rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.
2.     Put the remainder of the ingredients and the tea into a blender and process until smooth. Sweeten (if necessary) to taste with honey and pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

Rooibos, Youngberry and Banana Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

1 ½ bananas
1 – 2 rooibos tea bags
125 ml boiling water
1/3 cup frozen berries (youngberries or raspberries)
¼ cup milk
250 ml plain yoghurt
Chia seeds or sunflower seeds
Goji berries

Step-by-step

1.     Put the rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.
2.     Combine all ingredients into a blender besides the chia seeds and goji berries.
3.     Blend until creamy and top with chia seeds and goji berries.
4.     Serve immediately.

Green Rooibos Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

1 small apple, cored
5 cm piece cucumber
1 stalk celery, including leaves
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, including stems
1 cup baby greens (your choice of spinach, chard, kale)
1/8 slice of lemon (including rind)
10 ml lemon juice
1 kiwi peeled
1/4 cup raw almonds
1 Tbsp chia or sunflower seeds (optional)
1 cup brewed Green Rooibos tea, chilled
6-8 ice cubes

Step-by-step

  1. Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Add ice cubes one at a time until fully crushed and mixed.
  4. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

Add an extra peach or lemon flavoured rooibos tea bag

Pear and Rooibos Vanilla Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

1 rooibos vanilla flavoured tea bag
80ml (1/3 cup) boiling water
2 pears, cored and diced (no need to peel, unless you want to)
1 – 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
4 tablespoons oats
250 ml plain yoghurt
125ml (1/2 cup) rice (or soy / almond / cow) milk, chilled
5 ml lemon juice

Step-by-step

1.     Place the tea bag into a mug and pour over the boiling water. Add the honey and stir to dissolve.
2.     Let the tea bag steep for 1-5 minutes depending on the strength you like.
3.     Remove tea bag and refrigerate the tea for a few minutes to cool.
4.     Put the pear and oats into a blender and pour over the tea.
5.     Pour in the rice milk and blend until smooth.
6.     Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

The thinness of the rice milk keeps it light and fruity

Chai Rooibos Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

1/4 cup of brewed chai rooibos tea, cooled to room temperature
1/2 medium-ripe banana
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 or 2 tbs of raw honey
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
Optional: add a protein powder
Ice – couple of handfuls

Step-by-step

1.     Add all of the above ingredients and ice to a blender
2.     Blend until creamy smooth
3.     Garnish with banana slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired

Handy tip:

This simple chai tea smoothie is a slightly sweet and definitely spicy treat; and is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Granadilla, Peach and Citrus Rooibos Smoothie

Ingredients for 4 medium servings

500 ml boiling water
2 – 4 rooibos teabags
2 oranges / grapefruit / naartjies peeled
2 peaches, rinsed and cut up
500 ml plain yoghurt
115 g granadilla pulp
10 ml lime or lemon juice
Honey as needed

Step-by-step

1.     Add boiling water to the teabags and remove them after 7 minutes.  Set aside and let the tea cool down.
2.     Puree citrus, peaches, yoghurt, granadilla pulp and tea in a blender until thick and smooth.
3.      Add honey and stir.
4.     Serve chilled.

Rooibos Nutty Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

2 – 3 rooibos tea bags
250 ml boiling water
1 – 2 bananas
250 ml almond milk
1 tablespoon smooth peanut, cashew, or almond butter
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1 tsp liquid honey, optional
10 – 15 ml lemon juice
Sprinkle on cinnamon (optional)

Step-by-step

1.     Put the rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.
2.     Put the tea, bananas, almond milk, peanut/cashew/almond butter and protein powder into a blender and process until smooth. Sweeten to taste with honey and pour into glasses. Serve immediately or transfer to a thermos.