Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Matcha green smoothies


Green smoothies have become a thing for me in the last year or so particularly because I'm a person who struggles to eat enough fruit and veg through the day. To be honest with you I'm not really a fruit person. I'm a fruit person in training. That's why I find it so much easier to chuck it all the the blender and down the hatch. I try and pack my smoothies with lots of greens like spinach, kale and my new found love that is avocado. I was recently introduced to Matcha, yes way after the trend kicked off. Matcha is now a go to for my morning smoothie as it really compliments my green  smoothies perfectly. 
  

RECIPE BELOW 

Matcha is a green tea powder that is rich in Antioxidants and high in L-Theanine which is said to provide a long lasting clean energy. 

The brand I have been using for a while now is 100% Pure Organic Matcha.  There are several ways to use your Matcha powder for example some people use it in their baking and this seems to a really popular choice. Others are drinking as latte or a cold ice tea type drink. I'm not overly keen on the taste of the powder on its own so I like to add mine to peppermint tea or my smoothies. Daily requirements for health benefits are between 1/2 and 1tsp. That's it!





Some of the health benefits that Matcha are said to be:

Enhanced focus and memory
Fat blocker and calorie burner 
Stimulation of metabolism 
Rich in Antioxidants 
High in L-Theanine 
Organic energy 


With living a hectic lifestyle juggling children, work and study I really do find myself with more energy when I have had Matcha during the day. I find myself more focused. My weight fluctuates a lot so I can't personally vouch for weight loss and calorie burning claims but that's not my reason for using it. I use it to just feel healthier and more energised. 


GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Handful of spinach 
240mls of water 
1/2 a mango 
1 orange 
1 banana 
1 tsp Matcha 

How do you take your Matcha? Share your tips with in the comments. 



* I would like to point out I was offered this product for review. All comments and opinions are my own and so is my lovely smoothie recipe. 

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