Red Pepper, Strawberry & White Tea Smoothie – Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie!
Would you rather sip on ANOTHER generic strawberry smoothie…or will you take your taste buds on an adventure with a WILD kind of strawberry smoothie recipe?? Kick your boring smoothie up a notch with some red pepper and cucumber in this scrumptious fruit and vegetable smoothie!
Ah, strawberries—the tried and true smoothie ingredient. They’re deliciously sweet when ripe, add a nice tangy flavor twist, and you could blend up frozen strawberries into a thick, slushy-like smoothie all on their own! But, This vibrant strawberry smoothie is unlike any you’ve had before.
It still has the sweet and tangy goodness of the old-school smoothie you love, with a fun freshness and bright flavor from the cucumber and red bell pepper. Plus, you’ll get a healthy dose of cancer-fighting antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamin C from the combination of bell pepper and strawberries!
*Looking for more fruit and vegetable smoothie inspiration? Download my free eBook with 10 easy recipes!
Maximizing Fresh Flavor AND Nutrients
Cucumber is actually one of the veggies with the highest water content—it’s 96% water by weight! It’s hydrating, its flavor is very mild, and it keeps this fruit and vegetable smoothie low in calories. Plus, it adds to your smoothie’s powerful punch of antioxidants and can help fight inflammation.
As an extra bonus, cucumbers are also known to help freshen bad breath by ridding the mouth of odor-causing bacteria and helping to release excess heat from the stomach!
Now, red bell pepper might seem like a strange addition, but did you know they’re actually the SWEETEST of all bell peppers?? Get this: a red bell pepper is just a fully ripened green bell pepper! It’s sweeter AND contains the more vitamin C—making it the perfect addition to this fruit and vegetable smoothie.
Red, orange, yellow, and green bell peppers are actually all the same species. So, a green bell pepper is just the most unripe form of a bell pepper, which is why it tends to have the least sweet taste. Then, as a green bell pepper ripens, its color changes to yellow, then orange, and finally red.
All-in-One Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie: Hydrate, Nourish, & Energize!
Best of all, this fruit and vegetable smoothie is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up! Instead of water or milk as a liquid base, this strawberry smoothie uses white tea. It adds a refreshing, floral aroma to the mix AND a nice caffeine boost!
Nutritious, energizing, and a total taste bud adventure—ditch your same old strawberry smoothie recipe and give this fun fruit and vegetable smoothie a whirl! It’s sure to put some PEP(per) in your step… (*crickets*)
Really, you can use whichever liquid base you prefer, you can omit or substitute for any of the ingredients in this fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe. There are no rules when it comes to making smoothies!
Find the nutritious foods and flavors that YOU enjoy, and experiment with new combos to make YOUR ultimate fruit and vegetable smoothie!