Your new favorite smoothie is full of mouthwatering pineapple, loads of antioxidants, and mood-boosting energy.
Have you discovered the magic of pineapple in smoothies yet? They add a fragrant, tropical sweetness, plus their acidity adds some zing to smoothie recipes.
First of all, this matcha pineapple smoothie recipe is totally energizing, and will add hours of concentration, memory enhancement, and focus to your day. It’s also a big mood-booster, and because pineapple and bananas are naturally so tasty and sweet, you won’t need to add any other sweeteners.
This smoothie is also chock-full of antioxidants, thanks to the matcha green tea powder. These antioxidants will help fight the side effects of UV radiation (keeping your skin from looking aged), alcohol, and tobacco smoke.
Antioxidants also fight far worse things, such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and some types of cancer. It contributes to heart health: matcha powder has been linked with lowered blood pressure, and studies show that those who consume matcha regularly are less likely to develop heart problems. As for diabetes, studies have shown that the catechins in matcha powder reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 33 percent. A compound in matcha reduces the formation of deposits in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease.
And matcha’s help with fighting against cancer? Studies have shown that those who regularly consume matcha have a lower risk of breast, colon, stomach, prostate, bladder, and throat cancers. The antioxidants slow down the growth of tumors, and basically cause cancer cells to die. The properties in matcha also suppress the aggressive estrogen mediators in breast tissue.
The catechins in matcha tea powder are an anti-inflammatory, which can also help your body’s overall well-being.
Matcha powder is a detoxifier, and gets rid of heavy metals and chemical toxins in your body. In addition, it also acts as an immune system booster, fights cholesterol, and helps your body with digestion and weight loss.
As you can see, matcha tea powder is stuffed with great-for-you nutrients. Try it in this super-yummy pineapple smoothie soon!
Matcha Pineapple Smoothie RecipePublished: 2017-03-24
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 cup kale or spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- A squeeze of lemon
- A handful of ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients to the right smoothie texture, serve, and enjoy!