Fruit-Tea Smoothies Recipe – Frugal Novice

Fruit-Tea Smoothies Recipe

We’re big tea drinkers in our house. Pure Leaf Tea is a bottled tea with a fresh brewed taste – it’s great on its own but also provides a base for adding to it and making your own fun summer drinks to have for guests.

We decided to try out the tea on its own first to see what we thought – it really does taste fresh and is delicious over ice. Brian liked the unsweetened kind best, and my favorite (of course) was the sweet tea.

If you’re looking for a great summer drink to have when guests come over, be sure and check out the Pure Leaf Facebook page for tons of great recipe ideas! We decided to try mixing juice with unsweet tea, which added some fruitiness and sweetness to it and was very fresh and light – perfect for summer!

Here’s a recipe I think sounds SOOOO good, created by Gail Simmons (judge on one of our favorite shows, Top Chef):


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 16 ounces Pure Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon or Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea, chilled
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fat free vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

In blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh strawberries.

What kind of drink would you like to make with Pure Leaf Tea? I’d love to hear your favorite recipe – it’s HOT here in Texas and we can always use another way to stay cool & refreshed!

Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lipton Pure Leaf. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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  • Charla @ Healthy Home Blog July 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Sounds very refreshing!

  • Richard Hicks July 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    We love tea too. I have not seen this yet and like your review. Will give it a try!