Many of the recipes on the Voice of Tea, you may have noticed, tend to revolve around either booze or dessert, with the occasional meat dish thrown in for good taste (well, really good taste, actually).

However, a quick glance at the good ol’ fashioned food pyramid (which is, technically, a triangle, as any geometry fan will tell you) shows that this approach doesn’t take us very far from the uppermost regions.

That, however, is not a sign of tea‘s lack of versatility, rather my shortcomings in recipe creativity.

That being said, I hope to change that – not only for myself, but for the health of my readers.   Not that I won’t be dishing out more amazing tea cocktail recipes, by any means (perish the thought!), but I also hope to target some healthier concoctions as well.

As a first step, I wanted to share a rather simple recipe that is super-easy to make (great for those of us who have to get-up-and-go in the morning), chock-full of those essential fruits we need to fuel our day, and (of course) infused with all that tea-goodness you’d expect from your friendly neighborhood Tea Sommelier.

Here goes:

smmmmoooooooothMatcha Berry Smoothie

2 heaping tsp matcha

1/2 cup orange juice, chilled  / fresh-squeezed (if possible)

1/4 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup frozen raspberries

1/4 cup greek yogurt, plain

1 banana, sliced

Combine all ingredients and blend until mixture is smooth.