Matcha Green Tea Smoothies

imageSome mornings you might need a little extra energy boost. This here is a perfect smoothie to do the trick. Matcha green tea powder is so tasty and has great health benefits in just one teaspoon of the powder. When I first got it I made macarons of course and lots of smoothies!imageWhen purchasing matcha green tea powder it might be a little tricky to find but I have bought mine from Amazon or at Wegmans in the natural baking isle. Surely most health food stores carry it.  Aside from matcha tasting delicious here is a list of health benefits.

Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
Boosts metabolism and burns calories
Detoxifies effectively and naturally
Calms the mind and relaxes the body
Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
Enhances mood and aids in concentration
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
Prevents disease
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

This all equals awesome- right?!

Here is a typical smoothie I make with it added into it.

greens  (spinach or kale)

tablespoon chia seeds

teaspoon matcha green tea powder

teaspoon cinnamon

tablespoon almond butter

1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 banana

1/4 cup blueberries (optional)

milk preference/ suggestions

cocunut water/ almond milk/ skim milk/ water

blend blend blend – drink!

sometimes I drop a few ice cubes in it after and it’s so good!

enjoy!

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