Wednesday, April 15, 2015

matcha + greens smoothie

Here's a quick little smoothie recipe for you! It's bursting with antioxidants, flavor, and a caffeine boost!

Matcha green tea has ten times the antioxidants as regular green tea because instead of just steeping the leaves and drinking the water, you are actually ingesting the whole leaf! Matcha green tea comes from the same plant as all other teas, but it is covered at a certain stage of growth to enhance the green color. It is then ground into a fine powder and is the center of Japanese tea ceremony.

matcha + greens smoothie

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • about 3 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 dates
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • about 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop greens powder (I use Garden of Life's Perfect Food)

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender and enjoy! I have estimated the amounts of ice and milk because this way you can personalize it to your liking!

If you liked having this for breakfast check out my other matcha breakfast: overnight matcha muesli!

As you can see I paired my smoothie with a few slices of seedy toast spread with coconut oil. Sometimes a smoothie just isn't enough to fuel a long day! Complex carbs are your friends! 

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