Protein Packed Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

By Taralynn McNitt April 5, 2016

I want to share my afternoon pick me up smoothie, green tea matcha protein smoothie! I fell in love with matcha after eating at the Protein Bar in Washington D.C. When I saw the green tea matcha mix at Trader Joes today, I had to get it!


2 tbsp matcha powder
1 cup hot water
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
1 packet stevia
1/2 banana

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I love the matcha flavor in this smoothie, and I can’t wait to bring it with me on my trip so I can drink it hot!

Benefits of matcha:

– Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
– Boosts metabolism and burns calories
– Detoxifies effectively and naturally
– Calms the mind and relaxes the body
– Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
– Enhances mood and aids in concentration
– Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
– Prevents disease
– Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
– Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea.
– One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content

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