Orange Matcha Smoothie

Matcha. I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t really had many matcha experiences of my own until just this past month. And matcha is apparently pretty trendy, so when all my colleagues and friends are into it- I felt like I needed to up my “dietitian and foodie” game and join the cool kids who like matcha. If you need to google it, there’s no shame- here’s the lowdown on matcha via Wiki.
To be on the safe side, I figured I’d give matcha a whirl (no pun intended) in a smoothie. And lucky for me- I found an awesome package of matcha on clearance at H-E-B (just in case I wasn’t ready for a long-term commitment to this powdered green tea).

*Disclaimer- I used a “Green Tea Latte with Matcha” mix- so it had some coconut sugar in there, making it extra delicious. However, I’m fairly confident pure matcha powder will taste just as delicious in the smoothie recipe below.
By now you may be wondering, WHY you may want to try matcha. Matcha is thought to have many health benefits, but in short- it’s packed with antioxidants- and we could all use some extra antioxidants :).
Matcha powder is bright and full of flavor so it pairs perfectly with fresh citrus and a little natural sweetness from frozen banana! 

KISS Matcha Mandarin Smoothie

Ingredients
1 small or half large banana, frozen
2 tsp pure matcha powder OR 1 scoop green tea latte powder  
1 mandarin, peeled
1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk of choice (cow’s, almond, soy, etc.)
1 scoop of your favorite unflavored protein powder, if desired 

Instructions
1.) Place all ingredients into blender and blend on high until smooth and desired consistency is achieved. 
2.) For added nutrition, consider adding 1-3 tsp of flax, chia or hemp seeds!

*Depending on moisture content of fruit, additional milk may be needed. Start with 1/3 cup and increase from there- it’s always easier to “thin” down a smoothie than it is to “thicken” up.*​

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4 Responses

  1. Amazingly, I still do not have matcha powder in my pantry – need to get on this green tea party train!

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