We Love This Green Smoothie So Matcha!
What do you drink to keep your body fueled and ready to go when your life is full of work, long commutes, staying active. motherhood and everything in between? Our new go to drink is this this Matcha Mint Smoothie. Not only is it refreshing, but it’s contains the superfood Matcha tea.
Why is Matcha Green Tea so Good for You?
Matcha tea has twice as much caffeine as regular green tea. However, that’s not the only reason that Matcha tea provides energy. There is the naturally occurring amino acid L-theanine, which relieves stress, promotes relaxation without drowsiness, and improves cognition and attention.
MOOD & MIND ENHANCER
As mentioned above, Matcha contains L-theanine, which helps improve our mood, enhance memory and increase our ability to concentrate. The presence of L-theanine ensures that our mind stays sharp when we need to, and helps us unwind when we don’t.
Matcha tea has an intense green color due to Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a natural detoxifier, which helps flush heavy metals and other toxins from the body.
The catechins in matcha tea contain antibiotic properties that boost the immune system. In addition, matcha also contains a number of essential vitamins including calcium, iron, potassium, protein and vitamins A and C.
Catechins are also known to help slow down the aging process by combating oxidation and inflammation. Plus the potent antioxidants contained in matcha may also protect the brain from the progressive deterioration accompanying dementia.
The most potent catechin found in matcha is epigallocatechin (EGCg), which makes up 60% of all catechins in matcha tea. This powerful anti-carcinogen is well known for its cancer-fighting properties and has been associated with reducing the risk of skin, esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreatic, lung, bladder, prostate and breast cancer.
Drinking matcha tea before a workout has been shown to boost thermogenesis and our body’s metabolism, increasing fat burning potential by 25%.
Studies have shown that populations who consume matcha green tea regularly have found a significant decrease in cholesterol-induced problems. This is believed to be a result of matcha tea containing lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
Mint Matcha Smoothie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
- 3 pitted dates
- 1 handful spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 teaspoons Matcha Green Powder
- 5 mint leaves
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass, serve immediately, and enjoy!
Yield 1 serving