The other day, I ordered a Matcha Smoothie with pineapple and banana at Nordstrom Café. It was watery, not fruity at all, and I couldn’t taste the matcha very well. I was quite disappointed and decided to make a good and tasty matcha smoothie at home. Now and then I buy matcha to make tea, but I had never made a matcha smoothie before. Matcha is the ultimate Japanese green tea, made of finely ground green tea leaves. Good quality matcha is rather pricy, though, but the good news is that you only need a small amount and, moreover, the health benefits seem endless; it’s an energy booster, but it also calms and relaxes, it’s a calorie burner, a detoxifier, and it’s packed with antioxidants. Matcha is rich in fiber and chlorophyll and fights chronicle diseases. And the list goes on and on. Need I say more? So make this smoothie and start off your day well.
Action Time: 5 minutes
1-2 tsp/ 4-6 g (organic) matcha powder (if you have never had matcha before, start with a small amount)
12 fl oz/350 ml organic coconut milk (carton)
10 oz/300 g frozen mango chunks
1 banana, peeled and sliced
2 oranges, juiced
a handful of peppermint leaves
1. Blend all ingredients in the blender until smooth. Add some water or extra coconut milk if you like your smoothie thinner.