Need a new breakfast idea?
Here’s a fantastic smoothie recipe that I’ve been enjoying ever since a friend posted a shot of her greenish concoction and peaked my curiosity.
Thanks Michelle, you’ve got me hooked on it!
The original recipe came from an issue of Ricardo magazine, and it’s lovely.
But of course I tweaked it a tad and made it even better.
Well, that’s how I see it anyways. LOL
The special ingredient in this smoothie is, you guessed it, Matcha powder.
A little research led me to discover that this variety of green tea is an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
It helps to boost energy, memory and concentration, strengthens the immune system, detoxifies the body, and is high in antioxidants.
That’s a lot of goodness in just one teaspoon.
Also, it’s a great substitute for coffee…
Not that I’m giving my cup of joe up anytime soon, but good to know.
Of course, to get the most out of Matcha you need to buy the best quality you can get your hands on.
Right now I am using the “Ceremonial Matcha” from David’s Tea.
I bought it a while back and chose it because it was met with great reviews by Matcha masters.
Yes they do exist.
Just a heads up that David’s changes their selection of teas often so I’m not sure if they still sell that particular variety, but they definitely carry good Matcha.
This smoothie tastes very fresh and light, with a fair amount of banana and Matcha flavours, and just a hint of cocoa.
I love it!
And I will have you know that I’m no fan of green tea. But, this is special.
Give it a try and see for yourself.
Not big on Matcha?
Here are two more delicious smoothie ideas (or check out the blog menu for other breakfast options)
MATCHA BANANA BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
Matcha Breakfast Smoothie
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 1 tsp Matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt or any substitute that works for your diet
- 1 banana frozen
- 2/3 cup milk of your choice
- 1 tsp ground flax
- 1 tsp pure cacao nibs
- optional 1/2 tsp of maple syrup if you want some extra sweetness
- Add hot water to a small bowl and whisk in matcha powder until dissolved.
- Add remaining ingredients to a blender cup, then pour in matcha mixture and process until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
*if you want to see the original recipe follow this link to the Ricardo Magazine article