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I don’t know about you, but lately I’m really into smoothies. A matcha smoothie is loaded with superfoods that will help you stay fuller, longer. A great mid-day snack! Not to mention a it has a boost of energy with mild caffeine (like that of green tea) that wont leave you up all night. The perfect afternoon pick me up, if I do say so myself.

Smoothies a great way to pack in some necessary macros and nutrients into a quick and easy, travel-friendly meal or snack. Keep in mind that it’s important to watch your liquid calorie consumption, as loading up a smoothie will all your favourite fruits and veg can quickly become calorie dense. My rule of thumb is if you can’t eat the same smoothie ingredients pre-mixed in one sitting, you shouldn’t be drinking them!

This smoothie is also vegan, gluten-free, soy free and oil free! Sadly, not calorie free. I’ve been making them regularly all week, it makes a small-sized smoothie so you should double the recipe if you’re making for more than one.

Below is my recipe for a delicious, energy boosting smoothie, packed with Vitamin A, potassium, iron, and calcium!

BLEND:
1 tbsp organic matcha powder (I use the Elan brand from Costco)
1/2 cup oat milk or any plant milk
1 tsp chia seeds
1 frozen banana
1 tsp nut butter – I used Fatso
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Handful of spinach

SMOOTHIE DETAILS:
237 calories without protein powder, 407 calories with protein
MACROS:
Carbs: 33.6
Fats 7.6g
Protein 10.1g (+15g if you add a scoop of Vega Vanilla)

MATCHA:

  • 137 times more powerful than regular brewed tea, It’s made from finely ground whole green tea leaves, making it more potent than other brewed teas. When you consume matcha , you get 100% of the nutrients, including vitamins, fibre and 137 times the antioxidants of a cup of regularly brewed green tea.
  • Extremely high in antioxidants, contains the amino acid L-theanine which reduces stress, it has been known to increase your metabolism and increase focus. (source)

Please let us know if you’ve tried this recipe, and let us know what you think!