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Earl grey tea blackberry smoothie recipe! A fruity, smoothie spin on the classic earl grey tea with milk and honey.
Here we are, rounding out the very last days of summer. Aaaaand the very last days of blackberry season! I love buying flats of berries at the market right now and freezing some. But also I use a lot of them for smoothies before they get frozen. Blackberries are wonderful in smoothies because they are super sweet and oh so purple!
The temps are definitely cooling down, which means tea season is starting soon too! I love a good cup of earl grey tea in the fall, sometimes with some milk and honey stirred in.
This earl grey tea blackberry smoothie is a mix of the two! It's a creamy, tea flavored blackberry smoothie. SO GOOD!
Smoothies are still an absolute staple in our house. Rhubarbaby adores them and it's a great way to get our veggies. I love when fall hits and I can mix up my smoothie game by mixing in things like pumpkin, apples and cinnamon, even raw cranberry. My favorite fall smoothie is a pumpkin yogurt smoothie. Also this cranberry pomegranate smoothie when I need a giant dose of antioxidants. YUM!
How to make a blackberry earl grey smoothie:
You'll need to first make your earl grey tea concentrate. Gather 4 tea bags, or 6 teaspoon loose leaf earl grey tea. Boil 1 ½ cups of water and steep the tea for 4 minutes. Do not exceed 4 minutes or your tea will become bitter. Remove tea bags or strain tea leaves and let cool until cool enough to handle.
In a blender, combine the blackberries, milk or cream, honey, and earl grey concentrate. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more milk or honey as desired. If using fresh berries, you may want to add ice at this point to give your smoothie a thick, cold consistency.
Notes about this earl grey blackberry smoothie recipe:
- This recipe makes a large batch of smoothie, about 40oz. You can make a single serving by dividing the ingredients by 3. I like to make a big batch to have some on hand in the fridge.
- I used whole milk in this smoothie recipe, but cream would make this extra thick and creamy. Or lower fat milk would make it a little more on the thin side.
- A touch of cinnamon at the very end would be amazing and give it that fall vibe perfect for the end of blackberry season.
- You want to make sure your earl grey concentrate is cool enough to touch without burning your finger so the milk doesn't curdle.
- I used fresh blackberries and added a few handfuls of ice to make my smoothie nice and thick. If you use frozen blackberries, you can skip this step.
- A touch of lemon juice would brighten this up a lot! Give it a try!
Earl grey tea blackberry smoothie
- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 6 teaspoon loose leaf earl grey tea (or 4 tea bags)
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 cup milk of your choice. I used whole milk
- 3 tablespoon honey
- ice if using fresh berries
- Steep the tea in the boiling water for 4 minutes. Strain the tea leaves or remove the bags and let the tea concentrate cool for about 5 minutes or until cool enough to dip your finger in without burning.
- In a high speed blender, blend the tea concentrate, berries, milk, and honey until smooth. If using fresh berries, add a few large handfuls of ice and blend again to get a thick, smoothie consistency.
- Taste and adjust the milk and honey as desired. Enjoy!
hope you’ll give this earl grey tea blackberry smoothie a try! Snap a pic and give me a shout on social media #Rhubarbarians!
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