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Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Smoothie #matchaorganics


I’ve just discovered Matcha Green Tea!  Have you heard of this stuff?

I’ve been on a Slimfast diet (in between summer adventures, of course!), and a large part of that is their meal replacement shakes.  Little did I know that adding a bit of Matcha would increase the health benefits and effectiveness of my regular Slimfast shakes!

Matcha Green Tea is green tea leaves, ground into a powder.  You can steep it or use it in baking, but either way, you’re getting the entire leaf!  Matcha has so many health benefits, it’s crazy.  It can increase your metabolism, enhances your focus and concentration and has all of the benefits of caffeine without the jitteriness that too much can cause.

I mixed it into my regular Slimfast shake, and while I couldn’t taste it, I was still able to reap all of those great benefits!

Since making this recipe, I’ve also mixed it into a Slimfast Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake and a Tropical Strawberry Smoothie!  I’m loving that I can mix the Matcha into almost anything, and while it may change the colour of my shake, it doesn’t affect the taste at all!

And hey, if you’re not into Slimfast, try another protein powder, or just add extra frozen fruit!

Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop (1/4 cup) French Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Slimfast French Vanilla)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Matcha Organics 100% Pure Organic Matcha
  • 1 banana, frozen in chunks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend first four ingredients until well mixed.
  2. Add ice cubes and pulse until well blended. Add more for a thicker smoothie!
http://welcometothezoo.ca/vanilla-matcha-green-tea-smoothie-matchaorganics/

 

 

If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate Matcha into recipes, you can download a free recipe ebook here: http://www.matchaorganics.com/ebook .

 

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!