Ideal for breakfast or a satisfying afternoon snack to share with a friend, this Moroccan Mint Chocolate Smoothie Bowl hits all the senses! Aromatic and visually pleasing, it has a smooth and luscious texture and tastes like a healthier version of mint chocolate chip ice cream. And to top it off, this smoothie bowl is full of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and an abundance of vitamins and minerals.
1 Cup L&A Moroccan Mint Cold Brewed Tea (use 1 cup water to 1 lg. sachet)
1/3 Ripe Avocado
1 3/4 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt (or unsweetened nut-milk yogurt)
8 – 10 Baby Spinach Leaves
3 – 4 Tablespoons Agave or Honey (to taste)
1 Tablespoon Natural Vanilla Flavoring
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
3 Tablespoons Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips (+ an additional t. for garnish)
Cold brew 1 large Moroccan Mint sachet in 1 cup filtered water for 6-8 hours or overnight in the fridge. Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) to blender/vitamix. Blend well and taste. If needed add additional agave or honey. Add chocolate chips, blend/chop lightly. Serve in color-complimentary bowls with a garnish of chocolate chips, and if desired add fresh mint leaves. (Makes 2-4 servings.)
Also – we invite you to make the Moroccan Mint Smoothie Bowl your own by increasing the amount of avocado or using an alternate type of yogurt, such as plain coconut or nut-milk yogurt.
Purchase the Moroccan Mint Cold Brew at one of the stores listed under ABOUT US/Where to find Leaf & Ardor or here on the site ~ http://leafandardor.com/shop/cold-brew/moroccan-mint-cold-brew/
This tea-infused smoothie bowl is one that’s both satisfying and healthful––full of protein, fresh ingredients and fiber. Here we have it made using a plain coconut-based yogurt – it is equally delicious with Greek yogurt. Enjoy it in the morning, as a snack or light dinner.
The Solstice Sun Smoothie Bowl is also great with a topping of coconut, granola, and sunflower seeds. You may also add things such as bee pollen, cacao nibs, and hemp seeds.
Ruby Rose Hips ~ Autumn Sangria
Ruby Rose Hips ~ Summertime Sangria
If you’re looking for a unique twist on Mother’s Day brunch, we’ve got you covered with perfect pairing ideas and recipes for a modern Mother’s Day tea!
The Savory Goodies – starting with an array of tea sandwiches made with fresh veggies makes a colorful presentation. These three tea sandwiches pair particularly well with green teas, iced or hot.
A Sweet Finish – easy dessert pairings for a delectable end to the meal!
Cardamom Lemon Tea Cookies
Makes about 20 Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup plus 2 T. sugar
1 T. meyer lemon zest
3/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. (scant) sea salt
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 375º. Grease baking sheet. Blend together butter and sugar. Add lemon zest, cardamom, and salt and blend to incorporate. Add flour and stir to combine. Form dough into 1″ – 1.5″ balls and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 min. or until the edges become lightly golden. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack.
Chamomile Bliss Glaze
1/2 cup water
6 tsp. Chamomile Bliss loose-leaf herbal blend
1-2 cups confectioners sugar
Heat water until boiling. Remove from heat and add Chamomile Bliss loose-leaf blend. Steep for 5 min. Mix the chamomile liquid with confectioners sugar until a glaze forms of a drizzling consistency. Add more sugar to thicken or more chamomile to liquify. Put a piece of wax paper under the wire rack to catch the excess glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the tea cookies. Enjoy!
Whether you’re snowed in or just looking for some comfort food to cozy up with, below are two tea-infused recipes (one sweet and one savory) for a soothing day or evening in. These warming, hearty foods are the perfect gastronomic complement to a mug of hot tea.
For dessert, try sweet potato mini bundt cakes with Masala Chai glaze. These gluten-free, dairy-free goodies will warm up your kitchen and fill your home with the scent of aromatic chai spices.
These recipes by Leaf & Ardor Tea Co. originally appeared in Kosher Like Me.
Harvest Brew Roast Chicken
with Mushroom-Apple Stuffing and Maple-Balsamic Glaze
Sweet Potato Mini Bundts
With Masala Chai Glaze