Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by Anne-Marie
Looking for an ice tea smoothie recipe? This tea smoothie is made with frozen berries, orange juice, and seltzer.
Why this recipe works
This healthy iced tea berry smoothie recipe is a delicious way to jumpstart the day.
It features wholesome berries and fruit juice, iced tea, zero-calorie seltzer – and no added sugar!
Plus it only takes a few minutes to make in your blender.
Make this frozen berry smoothie recipe as an afternoon snack or take it on the go in a blender bottle.
Tea smoothie ingredients
Here’s your ingredient checklist:
● Lipton Gallon Size Iced Tea Bags – using 2 large tea bags is much easier than unwrapping 20-24 regular sized black tea bags
● hot water – make in your electric kettle, microwave, or on the stovetop
● frozen mixed berries
● orange juice – store-bought is more convenient, but fresh squeezed is lovely
● chilled seltzer – use plain or a no-calorie, flavored variety
How to make an iced tea smoothie
1. Place the Lipton Gallon Size Ice Tea Bags into your blender jar. Pour boiling water over the tea bags.
2. Brew for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze.
Some people feel squeezing a tea bag makes the tea bitter. I’ll leave it to your better judgment.
3. Place the frozen berries and orange juice in the blender with the brewed tea. Pulse on high until the berries are puréed.
Note: if you want to thicken the smoothie, add a handful or two of ice cubes to the blender. Pulse until the ice cubes are pulverized.
4. Add seltzer to the blender. Pulse briefly until the mixture is combined.
5. Serve the smoothie in a glass with a straw or pour into a blender bottle to enjoy on the go.
This tea smoothie recipe is very flexible.
Instead of mixed frozen berries, you can use frozen blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
Try different fruit juices in this smoothie or a “lite” orange juices from the supermarket.
Use plain seltzer or a variety of no-calorie flavored seltzers.
Use 2 cups of already brewed tea. Here are some different teas you can use:
- herbal fruit teas
- decaffeinated black tea
- caffeinated black tea like English breakfast tea
- ginger tea
- white tea
- green tea
- rooibos tea
Wondering if those old favorite teas in your pantry are still OK? Read: Does tea go bad?
Can I make a green smoothie?
Sure! Use strong green tea or use a green tea powder.
Or use matcha powder to make a matcha green tea smoothie.
How to thicken this smoothie
To thicken this easy ice tea smoothie recipe, add some ice cubes to the blender before adding the seltzer. Pulse until the ice cubes are pulverized.
Add a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder to this quick drink. I like Orgain Protein Powder, which is gluten free and dairy free.
You can also add Greek yogurt, peanut butter, or sunflower butter for a protein boost and give it a creamy texture.
Add more fruit
You can use fresh fruit like a ripe banana or frozen banana or tropical fruits to thicken this delicious smoothie recipe.
Flax seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds are terrific sources of dietary fiber and healthy fat that you can add to this healthy breakfast drink.
Adding almond milk or coconut milk are great options for this fruit smoothie.
Can I add sweetener?
You could add a touch of maple syrup.
How to serve
A great way to serve this is in a tall glass with some cute straws along with your favorite brunch recipes.
A more practical way is to pour this into a smoothie blender bottle so you can take it on the go.
Possible health benefits of tea smoothies
Iced tea smoothies are filled with dietary fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants:
- Black tea: Contains antioxidants (read more about the benefits of black tea)
- Orange juice: Vitamin C and antioxidants
- Mixed berries: a terrific source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidant polyphenols
Also, I’m not a nutritionist. Please use any advice about healthy recipes at your discretion.
More drink recipes
Love healthy smoothie recipes? Rev up your day with these easy recipes:
Looking for more iced tea recipes? Try these:
- Iced Tea Sangria Recipe
- Fruit Iced Tea Recipe
- Spice Autumn Tea Recipe
- Hot Toddy with Tea and Honey Recipe
- 2 Lipton Gallon Size Ice Tea Bags
- 2 cups hot water
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 cups chilled seltzer
- Place the Lipton Gallon Size Ice Tea Bags into your blender jar. Pour boiling water over the tea bags.
- Brew for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze.
- Place the frozen berries and orange juice in the blender with brewed tea. Pulse on high until the berries are puréed.
- Add seltzer to the blender. Pulse briefly until the mixture is combined.
- Serve the smoothie in a glass with a straw or pour into a blender bottle to enjoy on the go.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.