banana matcha smoothie

Banana Matcha Smoothie

I’m having a little love affair with Matcha tea at the moment! It takes some getting used to but I definitely think it’s worth the effort (check out this article by Sleep Warrior for the down-low on the magic of Matcha). In an exchange on Facebook, Rabiah shared a smoothie recipe with me that I just had to try… and once I did, I just had to share as it’s so yummy.

I’m going to share the recipe as provided but also give a few modifications. Also, note that I had to make up the measurements so feel free to improvise (as always!)

Ingredients:

  • Approx 1/4 cup hot (but not boiling) filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp Matcha tea powder
  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 spoon raw, local honey
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • Bring filtered water to near-boil
  • Whisk Matcha tea powder in water until dissolved
  • Combine all ingredients, including the Matcha in a blender until smooth

Enjoy the green tea goodness!

Notes:

I don’t typically make a lot of smoothies with nut milks as I like them green and fruity but occasionally I do love me a creamy banana concoction and I find that the banana + nut milk combination doesn’t give me any digestion problems like some combinations of fruits and nuts do. That being said, I have made this with water and it works well too.

If honey is a no-go zone for you, try using 2-3 medjool dates for sweetness – you may want to soak them for a few hours if they are hard or you don’t have a high-speed blender.

xx

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