Tropical Matcha Smoothie Recipe
This Tropical Matcha Smoothie Recipe is pretty amazing. Whether you have this for a quick breakfast, after workout boost, or just as a delicious snack, it’s guaranteed to be a treat!
At Sister Bay Athletic Club we are surrounded by amazing food from all of the Door County dining establishments. Sometimes we need to eat in as well, and Shannon Carney, personal trainer and sports nutritionist always has healthy meal ideas to share. Here she has a little info on Matcha that she wanted to share with you.
Matcha means “powdered tea” and comes from the same plant that all tea comes from – Camellia sinensis. Since matcha is shade grown 20-30 days before it’s harvested, the amino acid content of the tea AND chlorophyll content is increased which gives matcha its bright green color.
Why I love matcha:
Get this…when you drink matcha tea, you’re consuming the nutrients from the entire tea leaf. This means more antioxidants! This is matcha teas #1 benefit: having one of the highest antioxidant ratings. So just by drinking this powerful powder you’re preventing cell damage caused by free radicals protecting you from many types of cancers.
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Want to take a trip to paradise? Blend up this smoothie and you’ll be on your way to a mental vacation in no time. Tropical flavors combine with the power of matcha to bring you a one-of-a-kind drink that’s delicious, energizing, and calming.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup mango fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
- 1-2 tsp matcha latte grade
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup almond milk or your choice of milk
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust if necessary. (I often add agave for extra sweetness.)