I fell in love with Matcha in 2013 and I perfected this awesome energizing smoothie recipe as a result of that love affair. Give it a try! Now, I’ve drastically tweaked that recipe and created this Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie that you will love, love, love!
Matcha tea is a high-quality green tea that is covered before picking to accentuate the color, then stone-ground after being picked and before being sealed into small tins. On it’s own, the taste of matcha is strong and vegetal – some people have described it as spinachy or grassy.
Blend it in a smoothie with a few key ingredients and the flavour balances.
My prediction is that Matcha tea will be one of the wellness trends of 2014 for many reasons:
- high in antioxidants which fights off free radicals
- calming effects due to the amino acid L-Theanine
- boosts memory and concentration
- increases energy
- detoxifies due to high levels of chlorophyll
1 cup of organic coconut milk
4 dates, pitted
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean)
1.5 tablespoon of matcha powder (add more after you have test-tried)
6 ice cubes
Blend & Serve