1 cup of vanilla soy milk
2 green tea bags (regular green tea or fruit green tea — I used grapefruit green tea from Republic of Tea)
1 banana cut into a few pieces — toss in a baggie and drop off in the freezer for a half an hour or so (or up to a day ahead of time), so that the banana pieces are somewhere between nice and cold to actually frozen
1 cup frozen mango chunks
juice of one orange
Simmer the soy milk, just when it starts to boil, turn off the heat and steep the tea bags for 5 minutes. This can be done ahead of time and placed in the fridge for later in the day, so it’s already chilled when you want to make a smoothie. Or, you can throw it in the freezer for a few minutes after steeping. Or have a not super cold smoothie — it all works. When I haven’t planned ahead of time, I just use the hot green tea soy milk and add a handful of ice cubes to the blender along with everything else.
Take the frozen mango chunks, orange juice, semi-frozen banana chunks, and green tea soy mixture and put in a blender. Add a bit of honey. I usually squeeze and count 1001, 1002. Blend. Pour. Taste. Add more honey if desired.
This can also be made with kiwi instead of the mango /orange juice combination. The Safeway by work just didn’t have any kiwi today. The bastards. Anyway, do everything the same, except omit the mango/orange juice and instead, peel and cut up three kiwis. Add to the bag w/ the bananas and stick in the freezer. Yum… and the kiwi version is a delightful green color too!