Looking for a new way to enjoy matcha green tea and its energizing benefits? Why not give this refreshing smoothie a go? Created in the Goodnature test kitchen with Chef Ari, this matcha smoothie recipe is the perfect addition for a simple, healthy breakfast.
Why We Love this Green Tea Matcha Smoothie
- Simple recipe and easy to make. With only 2 fresh ingredients, 3 pantry items, and virtually no prep, this smoothie is a breeze to make.
- Energizing start to the day. Did you know that drinking a cup of matcha green tea provides a longer lasting boost of energy than a cup of coffee? Plus, it's clean energy, meaning no jitters or crashes. This is due to the rare amino acid, L-Theanine, which is found in green tea, and in high concentrations in matcha tea. This special amino acid promotes a state of relaxation and well-being without feeling sedated.
- Boost brain function. Some research shows that just smelling mint can be enough to energize the brain and improve cognitive function! Green grapes help to reduce oxidative stress in the brain, as well as promoting healthy blood flow and blood pressure. It's no secret that matcha tea has been proven to have positive effects on attention and memory, leading some researchers to refer to it as a "mood-and-brain food".
What is Matcha Powder?
What is matcha green tea powder and how do you use it in recipes?
To make matcha usable in recipes, whole green tea leaves are ground into a fine powder. Matcha powder provides a mild tea flavor with a creamy texture and small hint of sweetness. For culinary applications, it can be used in beverages like smoothies and lattes, desserts like ice cream, puddings, baked goods and energy snack bars. Choose ceremonial grade for the highest quality drinking tea. If you're new to matcha, start off with a small amount, like 1/2 teaspoon, and gradually increase until you reach the desired amount as you get used to it over time.
Quality is everything! See what a difference high quality matcha can make in your smoothies, tea, lattes, and other food or beverage products by sourcing premium matcha from the Goodnature Marketplace.