How to Make Herbal, Black, and Green Tea Smoothies

Tea is a healthy and flavorful way to add variety to your smoothies. With these top tea smoothie recipes, you can easily make healthy black, herbal or green tea smoothies with fresh-brewed tea, tea ice cubes or quality tea powders.

  • 01 of 09
    An image of a Matcha Green Tea Smooothie made with banana and coconut milk.
    This Matcha Green Tea Smooothie is healthy, quick, energizing and delicious. Marko Goodwin

    This healthy Matcha Green Tea Smoothie recipe is a variation on a basic banana smoothie. It is quick and easy to make thanks to matcha powdered green tea. Use the ripest bananas for the best flavor. You can make it with milk or with milk alternatives such as coconut milk.

  • 02 of 09

    Berry Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

    An image of a Berry Green Tea Smoothie made with matcha powder and mixed berries.
    Since this Berry Green Tea Smoothie is made with milk and two kinds of frozen fruit, it is satisfying without being heavy or unhealthy. It's a good healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. Marko Goodwin

    Turn your green tea smoothie purple or red with this delicious Berry Green Tea Smoothie recipe. It combines low-fat milk, frozen berries, frozen banana and matcha powdered green tea into one quick, energy-boosting, healthy smoothie. As with the matcha smoothie, you want to use the ripest banana for the most natural sweetness and flavor to pair with tart berries.

  • 03 of 09

    Banana Chai Smoothie Recipe

    An image of a Banana Masala Chai Smoothie made with instant chai tea and strawberries.
    Instant chai concentrate adds flavor to this basic banana smoothie recipe. Marko Goodwin

    This instant Banana Masala Chai Smoothie recipe is very quick and easy to make. Simply freeze chai concentrate in advance for an instant smoothie whenever you need an energy boost. Take four cubes of frozen chai, one cup of plain or vanilla yogurt, one frozen banana, and blend until smooth.

  • 04 of 09
    A Green Tea Fruit Smoothie made with strawberries, peach, banana, yogurt and tea ice cubes.
    This tea smoothie is tasty, easy to make and healthy. Marko Goodwin

    This fruity green tea smoothie recipe by Elin Headrick of Teafolio was the unanimous winner of a tea recipe contest. One judge said, "I love this preparation. It's so simple, I wish I had thought of it!" Freeze green tea ice cubes and then blend it with yogurt, banana, peach, and berries.

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  • 05 of 09
    An image of a Tropical Banana Yerba Mate Smoothie.
    Use different juices or "milks" (soymilk, almond milk, cashew milk, etc.) to vary this recipe from week to week. Marko Goodwin

    This versatile banana smoothie recipe calls for cold-brewed yerba mate, which can easily be steeped overnight in the fridge. While yerba mate isn't technically a tea, it is sure to provide an energy boost akin to that of strong tea or a cup of coffee.

  • 06 of 09
    An image of a Peach Rooibos Smoothie made with powdered "red tea" and a fresh peach.
    This Peach Rooibos Smoothie is antioxidant-rich, caffeine-free and full of flavor. Lindsey Goodwin

    Although rooibos is sometimes known as "red tea," this isn't technically a "tea smoothie" -- it's an "herbal infusion smoothie." Regardless of what you want to call it, this Peach Rooibos Smoothie recipe makes a flavorful, caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich breakfast shake or afternoon snack.

  • 07 of 09
    Berry Tea Smoothie
    Tea Smoothie. Lindsey Goodwin

    This healthy berry black tea smoothie recipe combines brewed black tea with fruit and mint, no milk, into one tasty shake. You might also think of using black tea powder to make it and adding vanilla protein powder.

  • 08 of 09
    An image of a Date Tea Smoothie made with powdered black tea and dried dates.
    For a more tropical flavor, include coconut flakes and vanilla, and add a splash of pineapple or orange juice. Lindsey Goodwin

    Medjool dates are packed with sweetness and are a great way to add it to your smoothie naturally. This recipe uses matcha green tea powder, but you could use black tea powder instead. Avocado, coconut milk, and banana add flavor and creaminess. But you can also experiment and add a tropical twist with pineapple juice, coconut flakes and vanilla extract (or vanilla protein powder).

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  • 09 of 09

    This delicious green tea smoothie recipe is a refreshing way to enjoy honeydew melon. You might also think about adding some grated ginger, mint leaves, or even tossing in some kale for a boost of vitamins and nutrition. It's a refreshing drink that's ideal for summer mornings when the melon is in season.