Create a beautifully vibrant matcha drink that is refreshing and satisfying.
Almonds make everything better, right? We think so!
Just in time to help battle against the summer heat and keep you going during those long, hot days, here’s an absolutely delicious almond matcha smoothie recipe that is filling, refreshing, and as healthy as it gets.
Also very simple to make, this superfood almond matcha smoothie won’t take up much of your time to prepare, but you will feel its effects all day. Because you’ll be using matcha green tea powder, you’ll be getting an immunity boost; plus, you’ll feel your energy rise and maintain throughout the day, because matcha powder also helps increase memory, concentration, and focus for your goals for the day—without making you feel edgy. In fact, you’ll feel calm and relaxed due to the L-theanine in the matcha. (L-theanine is an amino acid that promotes calmness.)
It’s important that you replenish what your body needs—especially during the months when the summer sun tends to wear people out and make them tired.
Yummy, creamy natural almond butter, the great earthy taste of matcha, and the tropical flavors of mango and pineapple all come together in this recipe to make your taste buds sing. Besides the matcha health benefits, you’ll also benefit from the natural goodness of the kale and the chia seeds.
Matcha green tea is a long-standing tradition of Japanese culture, and is the highest-quality powdered green tea available. Besides the aforementioned benefits, it is a huge detoxifier and is also associated with lowered blood pressure, decreased risk of stroke, healthy skin, stabilized blood sugar, help with weight loss, protected gums and teeth, and even cancer prevention. You’ll also get a massive dose of amazing antioxidants.
And again, this smoothie’s blend of matcha’s crisp vegetative flavors, sweet almond, and fruity mango and pineapple is to die for.
So break out your blender, try it, and see for yourself! Your body and mind will thank you.
Paleo Superfood Almond Matcha Smoothie RecipePublished: 2016-10-05
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
- 1 cup packed baby kale
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons unsalted, unsweetened natural almond butter
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine ingredients in a blender on high until smooth, then serve immediately.
Yield 2 servings