Matcha Protein Smoothie

I’m all about that matcha.

My latest obsession is the Matcha Green Tea Latte at Starbucks. I like mine unsweetened (because the powder they use already has sugar in it) and with soy milk.

I get it whenever I can find any excuse to make a Starbucks run. I wanted to find a way to get the benefits of matcha, without the added sugar, so I’ve started making drinks with matcha tea at home!

Packed with protein, healthy superfoods and a little caffeine kick from matcha powder, this creamy Matcha Protein Smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or post-gym drink.

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” So what’s all the hype all about. Matcha is different than traditional green tea in

With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered. With other green teas, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded.

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee – which is great news for if you dislike coffee (*raises hand*).

Also, there’s the nutrition benefits!

  • High in antioxidants
  • Decreases risks of high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or strokes
  • Quickly calms and relaxes
  • Helps burn fat

Happy drinking friends!

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 7 mins
Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend together until smooth. Add more coconut water if needed.

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