Matcha Smoothie

February 20, 2018
3 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages out there, and you can incorporate it into your smoothies by using matcha tea powder. This traditional Japanese drink is as rich in flavor as it is color, and blending it with the banana and cashews gives it some creaminess.
The caffeine in the green tea will keep you alert throughout the day, and thanks to the spinach, cashews, and hemp seeds in this smoothie, you’ll also get your fair share of antioxidants and protein.

Excerpted from 'Plant-Protein Recipes That You’ll Love' by Carina Wolff, Kale Me Maybe. Copyright © 2017 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 10–20 seconds. Serve immediately.

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1 Review

FrugalCat February 27, 2018
I used walnuts instead of cashews. I am not a big banana fan but I could hardly taste it thru the matcha and other ingredients.