Matcha Matcha.

Happy Thursday y’all!
Today is super busy for me so let’s get this party rolling. Now, I have a Starbucks within walking distance from my house, and while I love sticking it to the man, going against the grain, and drinking coffee that tastes like actual coffee (meaning not Starbucks), I occasionally find myself taking walks with my parents to Starbucks on the weekends. It’s just relaxing to sit and chat with the parents, even if the coffee is bad. At least I can smell the roasting of fresh coffee beans…can you tell I was a barista for 3 years? I think know that’s why I am such a coffee snob. I know a good espresso when I taste one.

Anyway, my parents are quite the frappuccino lovers. In particular, Venti Green Tea Frappuccino’s with Soy Milk and No classic Syrup…mom gets whip cream (which pretty much defeats the whole soy thing).

Basically, my parents are sick and tired of wasting all of their money on those addicting little frappuccino’s, so when my mom and I came across matcha powder at Whole Foods, this green tea frappucino game was on like Donkey Kong. Yea, so, I decided to make a healthier version of the frappucino. Basically, it’s more of a Green Tea Smoothie.

Round up your ingredients: unsweetened, vanilla almond milk, matcha powder, and a frozen banana.

Not pictured here: 2 packets of Truvia sweetener, optional: scoop of vanilla brown rice protein powder.

Then things just get easier…

vroom, vroom in the blender. 

Bada

Bing!

Smooth, creamy, healthy, and delicious! Now, who is taking me out for wine tomorrow night?
Healthy Green Tea Smoothies (GF/V):
Ingredients:
1 t. Matcha powder (you can find this in Whole Foods’ bulk section: WIN!)
warm water, as needed to dissolve the Matcha powder
1 c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
1 banana, split in half, and frozen
2 packets of Truvia sweetener
1 scoop (or roughly 1 tablespoon) or vanilla brown rice protein powder, optional
ice, as needed (about 1 cup)
Instructions:
1. Put the matcha powder in a small bowl and cover with enough warm water to dilute, about 1/4 to 1/2 c. The matcha powder is really, really, ridiculously strong, so don’t skip this step, unless you want a powdery smoothie. 🙂 Mix with a spoon. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
2. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend of high until smooth. About 1-2 minutes depending on what type of blender you have.
3. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Makes 2-3 small smoothies and 1 large smoothie.
MANGIA!!!

Comments

  1. What a lovely and healthy smoothie, it has fiber, antioxidantes and also calcium, gonna try this for sure. Came through tastespotting and happy to follow you Chelsy. Do visit me

    Priya
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