Matcha is one form of the larger green tea family. Its powder is derived from young tea leaves after they’re ground, producing a vibrant green color. It’s important to incorporate this superfood into your diet because of its abundant health benefits. Namely, matcha contains antimicrobial properties -- it supports the body in fighting off some viral, fungal, and bacterial infections. Matcha also supports healthy brain function, protects our kidneys and livers, maintains our eye health, and is a natural detoxifier thanks to its high chlorophyll content.
We loved this simple and easy green tea matcha smoothie by Jessica Gavin, and thought you would too. Gavin promises that “this recipe will energize you in an instant” and is a “better-for-you recipe that you will still enjoy and crave.” Prep time is 5 minutes, and that’s all there is to it! Feel free to make ingredient swaps where you see fit.
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yoghurt, or dairy free
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup baby kale
- 1 banana, sliced
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon Sunfood’s Organic Matcha Power
- 2 teaspoons natural sweetener
- Add all ingredients into a blender
- Blend for 60 to 90 seconds until the mixture is smooth. Add more ice for a thicker smoothie or milk to thin the smoothie as desired.
- Unsweetened cashew, soy, rice, coconut, or dairy milk can be used instead of almond milk
- Add some protein powder for an extra protein boost. Gavin recommends 1 scoop of powder to 1 cup of smoothie.