super matcha green tea smoothie

matcha green tea.

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It has become one of my favorite ingredients to add to my morning breakfast smoothie.

It is a ground Japanese green tea.

Unlike regular tea, matcha is ground into a fine powder. 

Instead of steeping it, you blend it into water and drink it.  So, since you actually drink the ground tea, you are getting all of the nutrients.

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I either mix 2 teaspoons of matcha powder into about 1 cup warm water or 1 cup coconut water. 

Then I blend it up with my other green smoothie staples: fresh parsley and mint, spinach, banana, turmeric, chia seeds..

and bee pollen, which has also become an obsession of mine.

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If I make it the night before, the chia seeds thicken the smoothie. So, as with my other smoothies, I eat this the following morning with a spoon.

I created this smoothie not knowing what I would think of it.  Well…I’ve had it every morning for the past two weeks.

So I definitely stand behind this one!

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Add this refreshing energy boost to your day, and I bet you won’t be needing that morning coffee as soon as you usually do.

matcha green tea smoothie

1 serving

  • 1 cup warm water or 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 medium banana, chopped
  • handful fresh mint and/or parsley
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • few pinches of turmeric and cinnamon
  • splash of lemon juice (optional)

Directions:

- Whisk matcha tea into warm water or coconut water. Pour into blender or magic bullet with the rest of the ingredients and blend until very well blended, about 2 minutes.

- Enjoy or refrigerate until ready to eat.  

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I like to sprinkle even more bee pollen and chia seeds on top for extra crunch.

and umph.