It kind of feels like I’m the last one to jump on the matcha train. There’s no reason behind, but since everyone seems to be so crazy about it I thought that I would buy some and try it out in a green smoothie. The end result was this over the top delicious green tea matcha smoothie. Not only does it taste good, but it’s also
Filled with antioxidants
Good source of fibre
So what is that makes it so delicious and healthy? Let’s break it down ingredient by ingredient.
Matcha powder is an antioxidant powerhouse, packing exponentially more antioxidants than other so-called superfoods. As an example, matcha contains 17 times more antioxidants per unit compared to blueberries. That is really a lot!
Medjool dates act a natural sweetener. I just love dates, I eat them like candy, they also provide you with a good source of fibre.
Ginger will add even more antioxidants to the smoothie, but it also contains gingerol which is a substance that is power anti-inflammatory properties.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c, vitamin a, vitamin k1, folic acid, iron and calcium.
The Green Apple will add to your daily two cups of fruit intake and also provide you with healthy fibres. Make sure you keep the skin on since half of the fibre is there.
Cucumber helps you stay hydrated since it consists of 93% water, but it also contains a high amount of vitamin k.
Mint has besides its great taste, properties that will help with digestion.
How to make Green Tea Matcha Smoothie
In the picture and list above I haven’t mentioned what type of liquid to use. In this smoothie, I prefer to use oat milk as my non-dairy liquid but feel free to use whichever liquid you feel like. Also, you can use frozen or fresh spinach, I have tried with both with the same result.
Making the green tea matcha smoothie is really straightforward, just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend at high speed until everything is mixed.
Take care and be safe!
A delicious and healthy green tea matcha smoothie. Works equally good as a breakfast smoothie, or as a mid-day snack.
- 2 1/2 dl (1 cup) milk non-dairy
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) fresh ginger
- 4 medjool dates pitted
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 green apple
- 1 bunch mint leaves
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 3 ice cubes optional
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and mix until very smooth. Serve immediately.
I have tried this recipe with both fresh and frozen spinach with the same result. Choose what you have at home or what you feel tastes the best.