Three cancer-preventing ingredients come together in this delicious and versatile matcha smoothie.
This immune-, energy-, and metabolism-boosting, detoxifying, anti-oxidant, and mouth-watering vegetarian matcha hemp kale smoothie is the one you’ll keep coming back to make, again and again. This simple and versatile recipe is great because it works well with whatever fruits you probably have lying around at home already.
Powerfully good for you, this vegetarian matcha hemp kale smoothie has the healthiest ingredients.
The hemp seeds contain omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin E, quite a bit of protein, and lots more goodness. As for taste, it has nutty tones. Once it’s puréed, a smooth and creamy texture emerges.
The chia seeds are packed full of protein themselves, plus fiber, amino acids, omega 3s, and minerals. These seeds are crunchy and will help this smoothie thicken.
And as we all know, the matcha tea powder is magical. An anti-oxidant powerhouse, matcha burns fat, increases energy, enhances memory, improves focus and concentration, and helps aid in the prevention of lots of horrible conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and even cancer.
The kale is also worth mentioning here, as well as the avocado. While kale is high in antioxidants and vitamin C and vitamin K, it also helps with weight loss. And as for avocado, it’s full of nutrients and will help create an incredibly creamy texture for your smoothie. Both of these ingredients are also associated with cancer prevention, just like matcha tea powder.
This recipe also incorporates plenty of fruit, which is where the smoothie gets its natural sweetness. A banana is preferable, simply for its burst of sweetness and outstanding creaminess. But again, the wonderful thing about this recipe is its flexibility to be delicious no matter what fruit you decide to add to it. Orange will give it lots of nice juice, and melon is also mighty tasty in this mix. You can be very creative with it. For this particular recipe, we’ve added most of these, plus pineapple, mango, and kiwi.
This powerhouse of a smoothie is great for breakfast, a pick-me-up snack, or to grab and take to work. A complete must-make matcha delight, this smoothie you will make you feel amazing.
Vegetarian Matcha Hemp Kale Power-Boosting Smoothie RecipePublished: 2016-09-30
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 3/4 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 small avocado
- 1 banana
- Juice from 2 oranges
- 1 1/2 cups of stemmed kale leaves
- 1/2 cup of mango chunks
- 1/2 cup of sliced kiwi
- Pomegranate arils
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve sprinkled with pomegranate arils.
Yield 6 servings
One of the most exciting things about matcha is that it can be added to nearly any recipe, (both food and drink,) to give you a huge boost of antioxidants and tons of health benefits. To learn how to make more amazingly tasty treats and drinks using matcha powder, download our recipe book, or visit our Epic Matcha blog!