Green Tea Oreo Smoothie

My daughter had two of her wisdom teeth extracted last week. She was doing well by the third day after her surgery, but it’s been no picnic. Even after the pain subsided, her gums stayed swollen from the operation; her cheeks were so puffy, she couldn’t eat solid food for a while! She couldn’t go out and was prepared for a week’s worth of drinking straws and soft foods. I wanted to give her yummy things to look forward to eating and had to rack my brain on creative ways for expanding the menu from just plain porridge. I made a lot from blending things – fish porridge, mushroom soup with rice, pumpkin carrot soup, tofu and fish, and lots of strawberry-banana smoothies thickened with oatmeal.

However, I started to worry that she wasn’t getting her greens for a whole week…What about a vegetable smoothie? Could a veggie smoothie be appetizing? Through inspiration from a magazine recipe and some trial and error, I came up with this green tea smoothie. The verdict: a solid thumbs-up from the patient! Yes, it contains spinach but you can hardly detect the taste at all! In fact, my green tea smoothie was so appealing, other family members started to ask if they could have it for breakfast too! 

Who would’ve thought it! This healthy and nutritional winner is perfect as a filling snack! (I guess you could omit the Oreos if you want to be really healthy … but come on, where’s the fun in that? Those cookies sure make a delicious difference!) So, start your day with a burst of antioxidants in this uplifting green tea-banana and spinach smoothie.

Green Tea Smoothie

1 cup low fat plain yogurt
4 tbsp instant oatmeal
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 cup baby spinach
1 ripe banana
2 Oreo cookies
1/2 tsp honey or sugar (optional – not necessary if you are making it with Oreo cookies)

Method

1.  Add just enough hot water to the oatmeal to make a thick mixture.  Allow it to cool.

2.  Put all the ingredients into an electric blender.  Blend until everything is well mixed.

3.  Pour into a tall glass.

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Author: One Stove

Hi, I am Vivien. I work with an educational consulting service. In my free time, I like trying new recipes that are quick and easy, planning my meals around foods that are in season and exploring farmers' markets and supermarkets in every country that I visit.

6 thoughts on “Green Tea Oreo Smoothie”

  1. That looks and sounds really good! I bet the sweetness from the Oreos would be just enough so you wouldn’t need to add in any honey. I hope your daughter is feeling much better and that the swelling has resolved.

    Enjoy your day and thanks for the recipe!
    Allison

    1. It’s the spinach that made it so green. I recently bought a little can of premium green tea matcha powder and already have in mind a few ideas to try out. So, look out for more green tea inspired recipes coming soon!

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