Just incase you forgot that I have a smoothie addiction, I’m back again with yet another smoothie recipe! This one is actually an oldie, but a goodie. It’s been a favourite recipe for a long time and is usually a part of my morning routines I’ve been meaning to share it for months and months now. What I love about this one is that it is so incredibly energizing and filling. Perfect for those mornings when you need an extra kick in your step!
Why is it so energizing? Matcha! I love love matcha. Seriously, it’s so great. It’s so incredibly healthy for you and one cup is loaded with nutritional value and antioxidants as 10 glasses of green tea! How crazy is that? As if that wasn’t enough, it’s loaded with vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and chromium.
Talk about a super tea, huh?!
Another key ingredient in this bad boy is mango – aka super fruit. I feel like people always forget how incredibly healthy mango is for you because it’s so sweet! It also is rich in antioxidants, high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and E.
- Cancer fighting
- Fat burning and metabolism boosting
- Boosts immune system, fights bacterias/viruses
- Detoxifies the body
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Increases concentration, alertness and memory
- Enhances moods
Benefits of Mango (source):
- Prevents cancer
- Lowers cholesterol
- Aids digestion
- Clears the skin
- Improves eye health
- Alkalizes the body
- Boots the immune system
- 1.25 Tsp macha green tea (I use DavidsTea's Matcha Matsu)
- 1 Scoop protein powder
- 1 Cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 Tbsp pineapple juice
- 1 Cup pineapple, chopped
- 1 Cup water
- Toss it all in a blender, and enjoy!
- Use less water if you prefer your smoothie to be thicker.
If you’re not sure where to get matcha you can try checking your local health food store or tea store. There’s also a tons of great places where you can order it from online such as:
And there you have it! I really love experimenting with matcha. Not only do I put it in a lot of my smoothies, but I also bake with it a lot. I even baked matcha donuts once – I suppose that’s another recipe for another day! If you love experiment with matcha, or have a favourite smoothie recipe I’d love to know it. Feel free to share it in the comments!
This post was originally posted in August, 2012 on the old site but has been updated and reposted so that the recipe can still live on! To see the original post feel free to visit this site. Please note that this post also contains affiliate links.