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This Matcha Energy Green Smoothie recipe is a great way to energize your morning, plus supercharge your health with tons of micronutrients.
Literally the first thing I did when I got home from Iceland two weeks ago was to make a green smoothie. I had been craving one almost the whole time I was gone! The loooong trip home combined with the time change had me dragging. Traveling from East to West is supposedly easier than the other direction, but I kept waking up at 3:45 am on the dot for almost the first week after we were back. Ugh!
Out of that tiredness came this Matcha Energy Green Smoothie, because I used matcha powder as the energizing component. Have you ever used it? I’ve been seeing matcha lattes alllll over the web recently, probably because it is often better tolerated by women than coffee as a pick-me-up, although I use both, ha ha.
Here’s what my matcha powder looks like:
Matcha is made from a special type of green tea leaf and it’s sold most commonly as a ground fine powder. I have seen it used in a quantity as low as 1/4 of teaspoon, but I used a full teaspoon in this recipe.
I use the Mighty Leaf organic matcha powder. This isn’t a sponsored post, but it’s a brand I found online and I thought it was a reasonable price, especially for organic. Buy it here (affiliate link included)!
This recipe I’m sharing today for my Matcha Energy Green Smoothie makes one nice big serving with a total of 480 calories and 33 grams of protein from the Equip collagen peptides I used.
Those beautiful shades of green were exactly what I was looking for to help get over my energy slump and jet-lag. The extra nutrition from the cauliflower helped get me feeling back to my normal self. BTW, I wrote about how to steam and freeze the cauliflower florets in this blog post.
Even now, two weeks later, I’m still enjoying this smoothie as one of my new favorite breakfasts (see all my dairy-free smoothie recipes here). It’s so healthy but so delicious too!
Here’s the recipe for my Matcha Energy Green Smoothie:Print
This easy and delicious smoothie recipe makes one big serving, or two small servings. Enjoy in the morning for an energizing start to your day!
- 1 cup filtered water
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower florets*
- 2 big handfuls baby kale
- 1 teaspoon green tea matcha powder
- 2 scoops collagen protein powder (I used Equip Foods)
- Combine the water, hemp seeds, banana, cauliflower florets, kale, matcha powder, and collagen powder in the base of a high-speed blender.
- Process on high until the ingredients are thoroughly combined, about 45 seconds.
- Serve immediately.
*I like to steam my cauliflower florets for about 5 minutes in a steamer basket before freezing. This helps reduce any bloating I experience from consuming the cauliflower. Feel free to use raw frozen cauliflower florets if you prefer.
*For the two-tone effect of this smoothie, I left out the matcha and kale and poured a little at the bottom of the glass before finishing off the recipe.
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