Coffee is great. Really great. Some might even call it a miracle drug! (that some one is me, most mornings)… But I have to say, coffee’s got NOTHING on Matcha. Why you ask? Well Matcha not only has a lot of the caffeine you crave, but it takes the health benefits of coffee, like antioxidants, to a whole other level… Matcha Green Tea’s health benefits include high fiber, loads of necessary vitamins, and tons of antioxidants. What set’s Matcha apart from other green tea’s is that it comes in powder form– To keep fresh, store it in your fridge, and just add a spoonful to hot or cold water! Matcha Green Tea has a bright and sweet flavor that’s perfect in smoothies (you can also find Matcha flavored ice cream ;))… so I decided to make a Matcha Green Tea Smoothie today to brighten this cloudy Los Angeles morning. Try it out and let us know what you think!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
1 tablespoon of matcha in a cup of water (mix together before adding into smoothie)
1 ice cube
1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
Packet of vanilla protein (or spoonful)
Sprinkle of chia seeds (for garnish and texture)
Add more water to reduce sweetness
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
COMBINE in a blender until smooth (DUH. :))
This smoothie is so sweet but super healthy– but it tastes so good (like ice cream), I kind of feel a little guilty eating it first thing in the morning! LOL.. Enjoy SFG’s! And let us know what you think!