You won’t believe that green leaves can taste this nice. The hint of lemon makes all the difference to this healthy alkalizing smoothie. Macha is the latest buzz word. This is a powder made of green tea leaves. Here I use green honeybush tea that adds the same goodness.
Recipe developed and tested by Carmen Niehaus


125 ml (1/2 c) Carmien Refresh (rooibos, honeybush & mint), use 3 sachets

125 ml (1/2 c) Carmien Cookies ‘n Cream, use 20 ml (4 t) tea leaves

250 ml (1 c) spinach or kale leaves, stems removed

1 green apple, cored

1 banana, frozen

Grated rind and juice of half a lemon

125 ml (1/2 c) creamy plain yoghurt or coconut milk (optional)

4 dates or honey to taste

3—4 mint leaves

1. Infuse the rooibos until strong, strain and freeze until ice-cold.

2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until very smooth – the leaves will take some time.

3. Pour into glass jars and serve.