An orange creamsicle matcha drink is the perfect way to start your morning.
Matcha green tea powder is a delicious addition to nearly any recipe, and this one is no exception. This bright, tasty, orange-y morning drink will awaken your senses and provide you with a gentle caffeine buzz to get your motor going. (But remember—the caffeine in matcha green tea powder won’t make you “crash” like coffee does. It’s balanced out by L-theanine, which both energizes and relaxes you.)
The coconut oil adds a creaminess to the drink, and the vanilla gives it sweetness. Add to this the natural, slightly bitter flavor of matcha, and you’ve got an absolute winner in the taste department.
Just put it all in the blender and give it a whiz. What you’ll end up with is a nice, frothy, orange creamsicle matcha protein drink. YUM!
Packed with healthy antioxidants, matcha tea powder has a zillion health benefits. As the highest quality powdered green tea in the world, matcha offers plenty.
Its high concentration of powerful antioxidants helps lower the risk of diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and oral diseases. Matcha tea powder promotes a healthy heart, good digestion, and healthy skin, and it’s also a calorie-buster, helping to burn off stored fat.
Matcha green tea powder is also well-known for being an immune system booster, as well as being just the right thing for those mid-afternoon attacks of drowsiness. It sharpens your memory, focus, and concentration, and calms your mind.
If you’ve been craving a new morning drink, or simply want new ways to incorporate your matcha into new recipes, try this matcha protein drink. It’s a keeper.
Orange Creamsicle Matcha Protein DrinkPublished: 2016-06-22
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 5 mins
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6–8 oz. boiling or very hot water
- a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia (optional)
- Boil water and add to a high-speed blender.
- Add your other ingredients and blend on high. Be careful with the boiling water!
- Pour, drink, and enjoy!
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