This Matcha Green Tea Smoothie recipe post is sponsored by NFRA.
I’m going green over here thanks to mighty matcha. Have you tried matcha green tea powder before? This health food has caught on (and for good reason) and is becoming mainstream… like I found it at a regular grocery store the other day.
Matcha is a type of green tea with leaves that are bright green in color and are ground into a fine powdery form. When you drink traditional tea, you steep the leaves into hot water and discard them, but with matcha you drink all the leaves.
Eating the leaves = more potent green tea compounds like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals ANNNND caffeine.
Matcha blends really nicely into a smoothie and THAT GREEN COLOR! Love it. And aside from the health benefits, one of my favorite reasons to add matcha is it gives a warm and savory feel to this fruited green smoothie.
Oh and banana haters rejoice because this Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is for you! Read: NO BANANAS in the mix, and it’s still so velvety and creamy thanks to frozen mango. For those people that don’t get it (I didn’t get what the fuss was about it at first since I’m one of those– eat a banana or two every single day type of people) but I get comments and requests for banana free smoothies all the time, like ALL THE TIME.
So because some of you just can’t stand the taste of banana in your smoothie… get happy because I left the ‘nanas out of the line up on this one.
I enjoy drinking green drinks like this Matcha Green Tea Smoothie for breakfast because I get a serving or two of veggies down the hatch, first thing in the morning! And that’s winning in my book.
Frozen fruit is my solution for making smoothies rock! It gives texture and a better concentration of flavors, without watering it down with ice. I keep frozen fruit on hand like these Cascadian Farm Organic mango and peaches that are diced and ready to go into a smoothie.
I don’t like to add sugar to smoothies, so I sweeten this one up naturally with Florida’s Natural Orange Juice, extra pulp please! I also like the tang and balance (and vitamin C) that OJ gives to smoothies.
This time of year, I’ll take all the immune boosters I can get … cold and flu season has been rough on this house. For more recipe ideas inspired by foods in the freezer and dairy aisles, check out EasyHomeMeals.com.
- Place kefir, orange juice, matcha powder, mango, peaches, and kale into the blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
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