Smoothies are great to drink for a mid-morning snack or when it’s warm and you want something light and refreshing. Make it a Matcha Green Tea Smoothie and you kick up the health benefits so high. This is one of the easiest healthy recipes to make to help you on your health and wellness journey.
Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
A common reason for drinking smoothies is to lose weight. Green tea is full of fat-burning antioxidants that can ramp up your weight loss, especially if you combine it with other healthy foods like in this metabolism boosting Matcha Green Tea smoothie. Instead of water or milk, you are going to be using green tea as the liquid. You should get 3 or 4 cups out of this recipe.
Healthy Smoothie Tips
Always try to use purified, filtered water whenever you can. Make sure you purchase organic, high quality matcha green tea. You can also use loose green tea leaves and steep the tea leaves in the water but it’s actually healthier to absorb the entire leaf, which is what you do when you drink matcha green tea.
What is Matcha Green Tea?
According to health.com, Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.
Healthy green smoothies are a quick, easy and versatile way to get in lots of goodness at the same time as losing weight.
Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup watercress
- 1 lemon, peeled, seeded and sliced
- 2 cups cantaloupe, seeds and rind removed
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 2 cups of freshly brewed matcha green tea
- Add 1 cup of tea to your blender, followed by your watercress, lemon and raspberries. Blend well.
- Add the remaining cup of tea, continuing to blend. Add cantaloupe and blend well.