Avocado + Matcha(made) in Heaven Smoothie

So I'm back again with a new smoothie recipe!

A few days ago, I had to throw out my last matcha due to a recent pest control termination my apartment had to undergo, so I was back looking for another matcha at the supermarket. I ended up going to Whole Foods Market the other night and stumbled upon Matcha Love !  

Other than the rich green color it has, I enjoy a good matcha latte to get my day going or on the weekends as a mid-day treat that doesn't get me super jittery or make me crash.

So- What is matcha exactly?

It is a Japanese superfood powder made from whole green tea leaves. 

Benefits of matcha include: 

  • Amino Acid L-theanine that promotes relaxation
  • boosts metabolism
  • increases focus
  • improve concentration and energy due to its high amounts of caffeine
  • has catechins which are cancer-fighting antioxidants
  • contains: Vitamins C, Zinc, Magnesium, Chromium
  • source of Chlorophyll (seen in the bright and rich green color!) 

Another tidbit of info is that matcha has 1/3 of the amount of coffee or about half the caffeine of an espresso. Even though it has less caffeine, all of the extra health benefits leave you with longer-lasting energy

Instead of having it like I normally do,  I ended up tossing it in a smoothie and added some, protein and  healthy fats like the avocado.  What this smoothie blend provides is a nice mix of super foods, to take your nutrition up a notch, protein and fats to keep you full and satisfied. Adding the protein and fat also help stabilize hunger  hormones that turn off the hormones crave refined, processed foods. 

Fo the recipe keep scrolling down!

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Avocado + Matcha(made) in Heaven Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1/2 tsp Matcha Love
  • 1 ripe banana  
  • 1-2 scoops Vanilla protein powder
  • Ice cubes

&&& blend away!! Best serve chilled

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Hope you all try this recipe! Is very filling, satisfying, and extra creamy! The matcha is also very light and has a great taste that  doesn't leave a powder-y after taste. I definitely recommend trying this one for your next matcha adventure.

 

Let's Shine,

Starla