Kitchen Medicine: Refreshing Herbal Tea Smoothie


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Exploring herbal tea blends - delicious, healing, versatile in the kitchen

Refreshing Herbal Tea Blend

HIbiscus (HIbiscus sabdariffa) - 1½ part

Lemongrass (Cymbopobon citratus) - 1 part

Violet leaf (Viola sororia) - 1 part

Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) - ¼ part

To Brew: Combine 2 teaspoons dried herbs with 12 ounces hot water, steep 25 minutes.

Herbal Tea Smoothie

10 ounces brewed herbal tea

1 frozen banana

6 strawberries (or any other fruit)

¼ cup almond milk (substitute coconut milk or any other milk)

3-5 iced cubes

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Herbalist Mentions:

Andrew Appello

William LeSassier

Susun Weed

David Winston

Deepest gratitude to Andrea Klunder, my podcast boss. Find her at

Original music by Dylan Rice




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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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