A refreshing slushy made with pomegranate, blueberries and matcha tea that boasts a plethora of antioxidants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a match made in heaven and an icy cool solution to the summertime heat.
Sweet blueberries are mixed with tart pomegranate juice and grassy matcha green tea in this warm weather sipper.
- 2 Tablespoons of high quality Matcha green tea powder
- 1 or 2 Tablespoons/15-30ml 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
- 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.
- Puree the frozen blueberries, pomegranate juice, prepared Matcha tea and ice cubes in a high powered blender until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
NOTE:This is equally delicious made into Popsicles, just fill a mold with the slushy mixture and freeze.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 69gProtein: 0g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.