A creamy, delicious, antioxidant-rich smoothie to provide a pick-me-up for any time of the day!
Get ready for fruit-flavored joy! This blueberry-licious, creamy green tea matcha smoothie is bursting with flavor and great-for-you matcha health benefits.
And, as we all know, smoothies are perfect for breakfast (since they’re nutritious, filling, and give you energy for the morning), a snack (since they’ll give you a huge energy boost), or dessert (since they’re tasty and guilt-free).
You’ll notice that this blueberry green tea matcha smoothie recipe uses more matcha tea powder than normal—and your body will be very grateful! A natural superfood, matcha powder is known for its beyond-belief health benefits, which include everything from beauty improvement, to a brain boost, to helping to kill cancer cells.
Matcha lends a helping hand when it comes to healthy gums, teeth, and skin. The antioxidants within matcha powder fight the free radicals that make your skin age faster than it should because of factors such as pollution, tobacco smoke, and alcohol.
Matcha also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which seriously helps your brain throughout the day, aid your memory, concentration, and focus to improve. You’ll also feel calmer, more relaxed, and your mood will lift.
The same antioxidants that help your skin and teeth are also responsible for helping to battle deposits in the brain, which can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Matcha green tea powder also improves insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics, and lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in general by 33 percent. Matcha powder lowers bad cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure, thereby decreasing the risk of stroke.
Matcha’s incredible antioxidants also fight cancer by slowing the growth of tumors, suppressing aggressive estrogen meditators in breast tissue, and battling against cancer cells.
As you can see, matcha may be “small”, but its powers are massive!
Blueberries contain lots of antioxidants as well, so you’re getting an antioxidant burst for sure with this recipe!
Blueberry Green Tea Matcha Smoothie RecipePublished: 2017-03-08
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- A splash of orange juice
- 1/3 cup of ice (cubed)
- Blend all the ingredients together until you get a velvety smooth texture.
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