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Superfood Matcha Smoothie Recipe

This matcha smoothie is packed with protein and antioxidants to help you recover from a workout, tastes great and helps stabilize energy levels! 

Once summer hits, I crave smoothies like crazy. After a hot, sweaty run, the thought of eggs and toast (my usual go-to) is super unappealing. But a smoothie hits the spot. This matcha smoothie recipe is one of my favorites since it’s an easy way to get a good mix of carbs, protein and fat after a run, which helps with recovery. The addition of spinach, matcha, and cacao nibs mean it’s packed with antioxidants.

Green Matcha smoothie in tall glass with metal straw, smoothie being poured from vitamix blender

 

What can I do with Matcha powder?

Matcha is simply crushed up green tea leaves that can really be added to so many things – smoothies, cookies, oatmeal. It adds a strong green tea flavor, and of course, you can drink it as a tea as well!

I especially love matcha smoothies because they provides energy without a jittery rush and subsequent crash that coffee often brings. (But hey, you know I love my coffee smoothies too!) So yes, matcha does contain caffeine but less than coffee. And since it also has such great health benefits other than caffeine, it makes a great alternative to a cup of coffee in the AM (if you dare skip your morning cup!).

What fruit goes well with matcha tea?

I like it with bananas or peaches but it also pairs nicely with tropical fruits, like pineapple and mango. It’s great with tart flavors!

Blender full of greens and protein

Is Matcha a fat burner?

Actually, yes! Matcha is known for increasing metabolism and burning fat. The best part? It doesn’t add any undue stress on the body! Just another reason to try some! Matcha also has a TON more antioxidants than regular brewed tea.

The brown powder you can see above is maca. Maca is a root vegetable and some studies say it can help improve endurance.  And hey, I’m all about running long.

Green Matcha Maca smoothie in tall glass with metal straw

 

But besides all of the health benefits, this smoothie just tastes good. And that matters too!

 

Superfood Matcha Smoothie

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Green Matcha Maca smoothie in tall glass with metal straw, matcha on table with spoon

Superfood Matcha Smoothie Recipe

  • Author: Teri
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: smoothie

Description

This matcha smoothie is packed with protein and antioxidants to help you recover from a workout, tastes great and helps stabilize energy levels! 


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder ( I use Vega Sport)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the cacao nibs, in a high-powdered blender, and blend until nice & creamy.
  2. Add in the cacao nibs and pulse a few times to break them up. I just like them in smaller pieces for this smoothie.

Keywords: smoothie, matcha, green smoothie, breakfast, snack

 

By the way, do yourself a favor and get yourself a Vitamix. It’s 100% worth the investment, and a total game changer in the kitchen.

 

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  • Sara @ Oats & Rows
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    I totally crave smoothies/salads in the fall too! I didn’t make one smoothie all summer and now I am making them every day! I’m glad I am not the only one haha

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