Do you think there is no match for your morning coffee? Think again. Think Matcha. Matcha tea is green tea that provides the great boost of energy that coffee gives plus it is rich in anti-oxidants. The traditional Eastern tea ceremonies center on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha, a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed tea leaves.
While on the Happy Gut Cleanse we suggest matcha as a coffee replacement. Whether you are on the cleanse or not, you still can get all the boost of coffee with our Happy Gut Life protein and fiber-packed Matcha Energizer smoothie.
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Makes about 2 – 3 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Blend time: 30 secs
1/2 teaspoon matcha tea powder
2 cups filtered water, divided
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup almond milk
1 large handful of spinach
2 tablespoons cashew butter
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 1/2 to 2 scoops protein powder
1 tablespoon shredded coconut (optional)
1 tablespoon ground flax (optional)
Combine the matcha tea powder and 1 tablespoon filtered water in a small ceramic bowl or mug and mix into a paste.
Heat 1 cup filtered water on the stovetop until fine bubbles form; do not boil. Add the heated water to the matcha paste and stir well to make tea. Set the tea aside and allow it to cool to room temperature.
In a blender jar, combine the remaining water and the rest of the ingredients in the order they are listed, including the coconut and flax, if using. Add the cooled tea last.
Blend well on high for 20-30 seconds (until smooth)
Add a couple of ice cubes to the blender if you prefer to make your smoothie colder.
Not only is it healthy and good for you, matcha tea smoothies are a brilliant bright green color which will wake you up and get you going in a positive vibration!
Recipe by Dr. Pedre