My Tulsi Tea Smoothie for Breakfast


In many of the organic smoothies that I have written about in the past, I have either used hemp seed milk or Brazil nut milk.

For some reason, however, these nuts and seeds haven’t been going down so well lately. Why?

It probably has something to do with all of the green juice that I have been drinking – my body (my blood) appears to have become very alkaline and is rejecting these foods.

So, this morning I made a smoothie with organic tea as the base in order to change things up.

If you’ve never had a smoothie with tea, I strongly suggest it. Not only do you avoid having to make nut milk, but you get the added benefits of consuming tea.

Here is how I made this smoothie.

– I brewed two large glasses of tea last night and put them into the fridge before going to sleep, so they would be cold when I got up this morning.

For tea, I used tulsi by Organic India, a brand that I really like a lot. Also known as Holy Basil or “The Queen of Herbs” in India, tulsi has fantastic antioxidant, stress reduction, and immune boosting properties.

– With the tea in the blender, I added two bananas and two scoops of Nutiva’s hemp protein powder, one of my favorite organic protein powders on the market.

– I used no coconut palm sugar or unfiltered honey, but these could be added if you prefer something a little bit more sweet. For me, the bananas were more than sufficient.

– The blender that I used was a Blendtec. It is an investment but if you use a blender often, which I do, it is very well worth it.

This smoothie was incredibly satisfying and light. Most importantly, my stomach had no issues with it at all.



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  • Ryan Cross says:

    I’m learning so much from your website, cant wait to try this smoothie recipe. Thanks Max.

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  • Elaine Springer says:

    I am a big fan of Tulsi Tea and Boku ! I used to drink the Sweet Rose Tulsi Tea from Organic India but I switched to the bulk variety of Krishna, Vana, and Rama which I buy at Integral Yoga in NYC. It comes from Mountain Rose Herbs.Tulsi Tea is truly a miracle herb for me. I feel everyone should try it ! The people at BOKU are tops – I get their Super Food on a monthly basis along with their SUPER FUEL which is amazing. It keeps me limber and refreshed after my workouts !

    Thanks for the recipe – I will try it ! Love, Elaine

    • Max Goldberg says:

      My pleasure Elaine!! I, too, am a huge fan of Integral and the people at Boku.

      Yes, tulsi is fantastic!!

      Live well,

  • Charlotte says:

    I wish I could find this Protein in London, it looks amazing. I will definitely have to pick some up when I am next in America. I am currently using the Sun Warrior Raw Protein Powder, which I found at Whole Foods in London but I would love to try your one.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Charlotte,

      Boku does not sell in retail locations, even in the U.S., but only online. I am on an auto-ship every two months and LOVE their products. LOVE. I am sure they would ship it to you in London.

      Talk to you soon.

      Live well,

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