Monday, July 8, 2013

hot days, cold drinks: green tea smoothie

i have recently been introduced to the wonders of green tea powder.  green tea powder is made up of ground green tea leaves.  this means that it contains all the goodness of green tea, but packs an even more powerful punch since you are actually eating the whole leaves and not just an infusion.

the green tea powder that is most well known is matcha, but i use sencha powder, which is supposed to be lower in caffeine and higher in antioxidants.  but, from what i understand, they are pretty much interchangeable.  knowing how i operate, i probably ended up with the sencha because it was cheaper :)

'Matcha Tea' photo (c) 2011, Steenbergs - license:

green tea smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-5 drops of stevia
1/4 tsp green tea powder
optional: 1 tsp maca powder, for added flavor and nutrition

1. combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

like i mentioned in my last recipe, i love putting my glass in the freezer for a bit before making this drink, that way it is frosty and cold the whole time i sip!

click here for the next recipe in the series: mocha avocado shake

1 comment:

  1. yum, i will have to try this! -Alexis