Summertime is upon us! Temperatures are increasing and there’s no better time to switch out that hot tea you’ve been drinking all winter and spring for something a bit more cool and refreshing.

If you’re looking for that summer go-to drink, we’ve got you covered. There’s nothing better than being able to turn your winter drink into a summertime smoothie that has the same taste as your favorite warm tea.

Research has revealed that different types of tea contain micronutrients that do it all from increasing metabolism to preventing the formation of new fat cells. In addition, it has also been proven to reverse inherited tendency to gain weight and make it easier to drop pounds.

Other benefits of transforming your tea into a smoothie include, staying fuller longer when drinking thick liquids, accord to researchers at Purdue, and according to a study presented at the North American Association of the Study of Obesity, it increases chances of keeping weight off for more than a year.

Here are a few recipes that are guaranteed to keep you wanting more this summer.

Pennie’s Berry Green Tea Smoothie

1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, mixed berries or other berries)
1 peeled, frozen banana (preferably a very ripe banana)
Pennie’s Green Tea

Pennie’s Spiced Green Tea Smoothie

3/4 cup Pennie’s green tea, chilled
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 TBSP)
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 small pear, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
5-7 ice cubes

Pennie’s Cinnamon Honey Tea

1/2 cup Pennie’s green tea, chilled
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 banana

We hope you enjoy these recipes! Be sure to tell us which is your favorite after finding the best combination.

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