Try this fresh berry matcha smoothie. It will keep you satisfied until lunch. The antioxidant in blueberries can support brain cells, facilitate circulation, and protect neurons.
Matcha is also loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. It gives you a similar boost to a cup of coffee but with none of the jitters. This is thanks to the amino acids which have a calming effect on the body and so counter any caffeine shakes. It’s a great booster without the crash that comes from energy drinks and coffee.
Matcha is special because it’s powdered and, unlike regular loose leaf tea where you discard the leaves, because it is powdered you consume the entire leaf. This means the powdered tea has a host of health benefits for those who drink it.
It’s full of nutrients to provide surplus vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants for the immune system. Studies show that Matcha contains 137 times more catechins than regular green tea and regular green tea already has lots.
The recipe also includes spinach which is rich in zinc, B vitamins, folate, calcium and more. Studies have shown that spinach helps to maintain brain function, clarity, and memory.
Makes 1 berry matcha smoothie
- 190 g fresh blueberries
- 15 g of spinach
- 125 g of yogurt
- 60 ml unsweetened coconut milk, chilled or your milk preference
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- Add blueberries, 175ml water, spinach, yogurt, coconut milk, matcha, and turmeric to blender and process until smooth.
- Add ice cubes, as needed, and blend again.
- Serve in a tall glass, and add optional blueberries as garnish.