Back to school: 5 easy and nutritious recipes

Back to school: 5 easy and nutritious recipes

Diving back into your back to school routine? 

One of our top priorities is knowing that our kids are well-rested and ready to focus throughout the day. Aside from a healthy nighttime routine, we add Millennia TEA to our recipes. We compiled five of our favourites to help you kick off September.

Is undried, freshly frozen TEA safe for children? Read it here!

Recipes below:

1. Superfood Energy Bites
2. TEA + Waffles
3. Healthy Veggie Dip
4. Berry Smoothie
5. Green Tropical Smoothie Freezies

1. Superfood Energy Bites

These tasty & easy energy bites are sure to pack a punch of healthy energy and nutrients for the whole family. A perfect lunchbox treat 🎒


- 1 cup dry oatmeal
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips/chunks
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Millennia TEA cube


Combine all the ingredients into a food processor and blend. Shape the mixture into golf size balls and freeze.
Thaw before eating.
Makes approximately 26-30 bites.


By @sneakymommies

"Tea in my waffles? You bet I went there. But this isn’t just ANY tea, this is @millennia_tea and it is a powerhouse of antioxidants (and tons of other sneaky health benefits), that you can’t even taste.

These scrumptious 🧇 waffles 🧇 are made with 🍃spinach, 🧀cheddar cheese and yes 🍵TEA, for a brunch, dinner or lunchbox meal that is going to blow you away. I topped mine with a poached egg, avocado, tomatoes and some micro greens and used a pre-made waffle mix to get it done real quick."

  • 2 portions of your favourite waffle mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill and Stonewall Kitchen)
  • 3 cups spinach, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Millennia Superfood Tea Cube, seeped 3x
  1. Following the instructions from your favourite waffle mix, separate your dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. I use Bob’s Red Mill Waffle Mix and had the mix in one bowl, and the eggs, milk and melted butter in another.
  2. To a medium frying pan on medium heat, melt butter. Add finely chopped onion and saute until beginning to soften. Add the finely chopped spinach and cook down until wilted and softened. Set aside.
  3. Take the seeped Millennia Tea leaves and finely chop them down even more so that no large pieces remain.
  4. Add the spinach, red onion, chopped tea leaves and cheddar cheese to your wet ingredients and stir to combine. Then add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. I found that I needed to add about ¼ cup of additional milk to my mixture to get the right consistency.
  5. Heat up your waffle iron. When ready, cook the batter according to your waffle iron’s instructions. Set aside and top with fresh tomatoes, tzatziki, poached egg, avocado and micro greens.

 3. Healthy Veggie Dip

By @Lunches_By_Lindsay

Check out how our friend and lunch guru @lunches_by_lindsay is prepping her kids for a healthy back to school transition.


1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp Millennia raw chopped green tea (defrosted)
1 tbsp fresh dill
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp pink salt
tsp black pepper


Add Millennia raw chopped green tea and fresh dill to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix! Serve with raw veggies, like cucumber, carrots, and asparagus (our new favourite raw veggie!).

4. Kid-Friendly Berry Smoothie

By our official science-steeper @deliciouslygeeky

A number of fresh fruits, vegetables, and green leaves are a great start, say experts, as these foods contain nutrients that support healthy skin. What should you put in your smoothie to help your skin look its best while simultaneously taking care of your family? Here's the answer!


- ½ cup frozen, organic pitted cherries
- ½ cup frozen, organic sliced strawberries
- 1 Millennia Superfood Cube
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 banana
- ½ cup Greek yogurt

5. Green Tropical Smoothie Freezies

By @Lunches_By_Lindsay

Have you ever thought about sending a smoothie to school!? Today I'm sharing our favourite smoothie recipe and the perfect way to pack it in the lunchbox! 

My go-to smoothie always includes a Millennia TEA frozen super cube because it gives our smoothies a big boost of antioxidants, and helps boost our immunity too!


- 1.5 cups Coconut water
- 1 cup Frozen pineapple
- 1 cup Frozen mango
- 1 banana
- 2 handfuls Spinach
- 1 Millennia TEA cube

Blend everything until smooth. Drink right away or fill up some reusable freezie pouches and freeze overnight.