Fruit Tea Smoothie Recipe (with Pure Leaf Tea)

I drink lots of iced tea during the summer, but I often don't have time to brew it myself.  I also like to keep some packaged tea cold and ready to drink in the fridge.  I don't, however, like tea that tastes too processed or that has compromised genuine flavor for sugar.  I recently sampled Lipton's Pure Leaf tea; it was the first time trying this new variety.  I really enjoyed the unsweetened variety, and I was able to use the sweetened varieties in some fun new recipes.

Here is my fave, a version of the fruit smoothie!

Servings: 4 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • 16 ounces Pure Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon or Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • Chilled 2 cups frozen strawberries 
  • 1 cup fat free vanilla ice cream 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
In blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh strawberries.

My store didn't carry the fat-free ice cream, so I used light.  We also did this recipe with the Lemon sweetened tea.  It came out deliciously, and the kids could taste the tea, but didn't know exactly what it was.  They gobbled it up!

If you are looking for a unique way to serve up refreshing drinks (and even a few yummy meals), cooking with tea is a tasty option.  Get more information on this delightful tea at the official Pure Leaf Facebook page!  You can also sample more delicious recipes in their recipe collection!

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lipton Pure Leaf. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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