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Recipe: Creamy Matcha Smoothie with Silk PureAlmond

January 24, 2013 0

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I had never heard of matcha until my first green tea frap. It was crisp, cool and just sweet enough. Unfortunately, it was also heavy on calories and an expensive habit to adopt.

Matcha is finely ground, high-quality green tea powder. It’s high in antioxidants and is said to boost metabolism and reduce cholesterol. It has an almost-bitter, earthy taste that just blossoms with a little sweetener. Find it at Whole Foods or your favorite Asian market.

Since a girl can only have so many fraps, I set out to making my own. I grabbed my go-to almond milk Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla because it’s rich and creamy but only 30 calories. It is the perfect base for this creamy, sweet treat.

Now I can enjoy matcha at home and without the guilt. We love spiking it with protein powder, too!

Creamy Matcha Smoothie

This recipe yields one serving. Multiply as craved.

 

Ingredients:

1c. Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla

½ Banana

2 T Matcha green tea powder

dash Vanilla

1 c. Ice

Optional add-in: vanilla protein powder for a protein boost

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Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

2. Enjoy with your feet up and the sun on your face.

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