This healthy, tangy kefir-based peach smoothie gets a nice floral lift from jasmine tea.
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Since reading Cooked by Michael Pollen I’ve been thinking about ways to re-introduce good bacteria in my diet. Using kefir is one of those ways. It also tends to make smoothies extra frothy.
I also chose kefir for this peach smoothie because it’s thinner and more sippable than greek yogurt. But it turns out the consistency isn’t the only difference. Their starter cultures are different so they contain different strains of bacteria.
I don’t think one is better for you than the other but it’s probably a good idea to switch between them and get the best of both bacterial worlds.
Jasmine Tea Infused Peach Smoothie Recipe
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I was delighted by the juxtaposition of the tang from the kefir and the fragrant, floral taste of the jasmine tea. I used jasmine white tea. White tea is very mild, allowing the flavor of the jasmine to take center stage. White tea does contain some caffeine so be aware of that if you’re limiting your intake.
If you give this peach smoothie a try snap a picture, post it to Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #midlifecroissant. I love seeing my recipes in your hands (or on your lips if you can figure out how to get that shot. And, yes, that is a challenge!)
More Healthy Tea Infused Smoothie Recipes
- 3 jasmine tea bags or 3 tsps loose jasmine tea
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 cup plain unsweetened kefir
- 1 frozen banana chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- Place tea bags in boiling water and let steep five to ten minutes.
- Discard tea bags and let tea cool completely.
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.