Pomegranate, Blueberry, Matcha Tea Slushy | An Antioxidant Punch

A refreshing slushy made with pomegranate, blueberries and matcha tea that boasts a plethora of antioxidants.

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These past few months have gone by in such a blur.  It’s almost summertime and the promise of picnics on beaches, warm evenings, and crisp glasses of wine enjoyed outdoors fills my mind.

You can’t help but be happy when thinking of summer; the anticipation of it alone has me daydreaming of it all already. The world opens up in the summer; windows and back doors are swung open in hopes of a cool breeze finding its way inside.  Everyone seems more relaxed and life slows down.  Not to mention the food!  Peaches, berries and watermelon will be finding their way to my table shortly. Blueberry Pomegranate Matcha Tea Slushies Pomegranate, Blueberry, Matcha Tea Slushy | An Antioxidant Punch

Until then here’s an utterly thirst quenching berry iced tea slushy to put you in a summertime mood. Both pomegranates and blueberries are known for their antioxidant punch, but add green tea to the mix and you have an unbeatable antioxidant rich summer sipper.

Deeply colored and full flavored, this full bodied purple-blue slush is just slightly sweet and boasts a plethora of nutrients.

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The antioxidants found in blueberries, pomegranates and green tea provide support for vital metabolic functions, helping to negate the cumulative damage of oxidative stress to our bodies.

As I’ve mentioned before, eating a wide variety of whole foods provides our bodies with a range of these much needed antioxidants, but green tea is also an excellent source of antioxidants known as catechins, in particular EGCg.

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I’ve combined all three in this super simple summer quencher.  Sweet blueberries mingle with tart pomegranate juice and grassy Matcha green tea. 

If you’ve never had Matcha, it’s a special treat.  Made from whole stone-ground tea leaves, it has a light grassy flavor and a bright green color.  Its nutritional and antioxidant value exceeds other green teas which makes it the perfect companion to the blueberries and pomegranate juice.

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Pomegranate, Blueberry, Matcha Tea Slushy Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 4

Sweet blueberries are mixed with tart pomegranate juice and grassy Matcha green tea in this warm weather sipper.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons of high quality Matcha green tea powder1 or 2 Tablespoons of raw honey or the sweetener of your choice (adjust sweetness to taste)
  • 1 cup (140g) frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup (120ml) 100% pomegranate juice (no sugar added)
  • 200 g of ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Briskly whisk the 2 Tablespoons of Matcha powder into ½ cup of hot water. Add sweetener of choice and stir until completely incorporated. Set aside until cool.
  2. Puree the frozen blueberries, pomegranate juice, prepared Matcha tea and ice cubes in a high powered blender until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

NOTE:This is equally delicious made into Popsicles, just fill a mold with the slushy mixture and freeze.

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  1. says

    What gorgeous photos! I love matcha but I’ve never thought to combine it with fruit. I’ll have to give it a shot on a hot Honolulu summer day :)

  2. says

    Gorgeous photos Sylvie! Even though it’s drizzling down in San Diego this morning, I just want to dive in to this delicious {and super healthy} slushy right away. Love the popsicle idea too!!

  3. says

    This is seriously gorgeous. I love that you put 2 Tbsp. matcha in here. Pomegranate is like jewelry in the picture and the purple color and blueberry color is such a great mix. Really love this picture a lot. I’m so thirsty after seeing this post, but I’m missing pomegranate in the house to make this right now…arh!

  4. says

    What a beautiful color! I love natural foods that are so full of color like blueberries and pomegranates – you know they must be good for you! I’m looking forward to lots of watermelon this summer!

  5. says

    Sylvie – you have topped yourself. Not only is this drink something I want to start each and every day off with, but your photography is over the moon. Love every little thing about this recipe, post, and your creative eye!! Have a great weekend. x

  6. says

    The pictures are as refreshing as the recipe…I love the coolness it brings to my eyes and to my system as I gulp…gulp..gulp…This is a must try!

  7. says

    I have been looking forwrad ot THIS post!!! Just lovely…..I don’t look forward to summer much currently. The weather here will be 48 degrees Centi and no amount of slushies or ice cream will cool us down!

  8. says

    Do you deliver Sylvie? I echo your sentiments completely about the last few months. And though I do not have the beach to look forward to, picnicing in the mountains is just as alluring. A good dose of antioxidants right now seems just what the doctor ordered, especially in a form as gorgeous as yours! Voted for your Le Creuset photo as well.

  9. says

    Gorgeous! And what don’t I love about this? I love slushies – I used to make them out of juice when I was a kid – and love pomegranates and blueberries; simply stunning! And I never would have thought to add Matcha. As always, Sylvie… perfect!

  10. says

    How wonderful it would be to sip on this beautiful think in the heat that is a Texas summer. The colors are so rich and the photo of the pomegranate is beautiful. Delicious and healthy…its a winner for sure.

  11. says

    The gorgeous color must signify and intense berry flavor…yum! Your photos are always stunning…I’ll check to see if I can vote again :)

  12. says

    Totally share your love of Summer and I look forward to enjoy a part of it in Europe soon…
    Your slushy is just perfect for the warm days ;)
    And wish you good luck for the photo contest !

  13. says

    Ah, I must agree…the deep hues of these fruits is stunning…and provides so many helpful nutrients and antioxidents. Thank you for sharing such a delicious and cool treat. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  14. says

    Oh, wow. I need some, by some I mean a few dozen servings. I love the flavor combo here. Pomegrantes are one of favorite flavors.

    The photos are just stunning! Love the styling and lighting on them.

  15. says

    No joke, my matcha powder came in the mail, I checked over here to see what you’d been up to, and I saw this. Looks like it’s slushy time.

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