Frugal Foodie Mama: Double Berry Tea Smoothie

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Double Berry Tea Smoothie

This Double Berry Tea Smoothie combines your favorite berry flavored tea & frozen berries to make a delicious low calorie frosty treat...
This Double Berry Tea Smoothie combines your favorite berry flavored tea & frozen berries to make a delicious low calorie frosty treat.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Equal®. As always, the opinions and text expressed below are 100% my own.

The weather has really started to warm up around here, and it seems like I am suddenly realizing that the season of shorts, cute summer dresses, and swimsuits is right around the corner. (Please tell me I am not the only one who is panicking just a little over this. ;) ) We literally went from one weekend of temperatures in the 30's with 2 inches of snow on the ground to the next weekend being sunny with temps hitting over 70 degrees! So now that I am realizing that soon I won't be able to hide the extra "padding" I have acquired over winter inside my big comfy sweaters anymore, I have been making a few changes to my diet and to my exercise routine. And yes, I end up doing pretty much this exact same thing every. single. spring.

One change that I am making right now is cutting back on calories by making little swaps here and there. A glass of iced water with a squeeze of lemon instead of pop. A piece of fruit instead of a cookie. And swapping my usual sugar in my morning coffee, evening tea, and smoothies with 0-calorie Equal® packets. One of my favorite ways to get in my servings of fruit a day and stay cool as the temperatures start to get warmer is with a refreshing, frosty smoothie. This Double Berry Tea Smoothie combines your favorite berry flavored tea & frozen berries to make a delicious low calorie frosty treat...


This Double Berry Tea Smoothie combines your favorite berry flavored tea & frozen berries to make a delicious low calorie frosty treat.
Double Berry Tea Smoothie
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (Serves 1)
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite berry flavored tea, steeped & then chilled
  • 1-2 packets of Equal® packets (to your taste preference)
  • 1/3 cup of frozen strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
  • 2/3 cup crushed ice
Instructions
Make the berry flavored tea a few hours before you plan to make your smoothie (or even the night before like I did). After steeping your tea, stir in the Equal® packet(s) while the tea is still warm. Chill in your fridge for a few hours or overnight.

To make your smoothie, add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until everything is well incorporated & smooth. Garnish with a fresh or frozen blackberry & strawberry, if desired. Enjoy immediately.

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This Double Berry Tea Smoothie combines your favorite berry flavored tea & frozen berries to make a delicious low calorie frosty treat.

You all know by now that I have a mean sweet tooth, but all those extra calories from sugary treats and drinks can really start to add up. That is why I am glad that I have found a great-tasting, sugar alternative in Equal® packets that adds just the right amount of sweetness without adding extra sugar and calories! :) Not only is it perfect in this Double Berry Tea Smoothie, but Equal® packets are great for using in your daily coffee or tea, to sprinkle over fruit, or even to use in your favorite baking recipes instead of sugar.
This Double Berry Tea Smoothie combines your favorite berry flavored tea & frozen berries to make a delicious low calorie frosty treat.

I used frozen blackberries & strawberries in this smoothie recipe, but you could certainly substitute raspberries, blueberries, or even cherries in this. I do recommend that you use frozen berries as it helps to give the smoothie that frosty texture without having to add in a ton of extra ice.
This smoothie is also 100% dairy free which is a plus for those of us who are lactose intolerant or that suffer from dairy allergies. And Equal® 0-calorie sweetener happens to be a great alternative for those who are living with diabetes to reduce their sugar intake & keep their blood glucose levels in check.

How would you make 0-calorie sweetener swaps in your diet using Equal® packets?

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