Shiny, Happy Goodness
Okay, what's so special about this smoothie? Let's start with the tea. Hibiscus is high in Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, and beneficial minerals and can, according to a 2008 study by the USDA, help lower blood pressure. Calendula contains anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to have wonderful benefits for the skin as well as digestion.
Speaking of your guts, Greek yogurt is full of probiotics that are excellent for gut health – and much better than using ice cream in your smoothie. And let's not forget the berries! Full of flavor, natural sweetness, and antioxidants, they're the perfect complement to the tartness of hibiscus.
This drink makes a filling breakfast or snack and will give you a nice boost of energy on a dreary (or not so dreary) day. I bet you're feeling brighter already!
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 3/4 cup brewed Happy Hour tea, cold
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar (optional)
Put all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend well (30 seconds to a minute). Drink and enjoy!