First things first, what on earth is Matcha exactly? Well, we’re glad you asked! Matcha is actually the highest quality stone-ground powdered green tea available. It comes best served in a beverage with steamed milk, yum!
Here are some of the other amazing properties of this super green tea:
Green tea is alkaline (non-acidic). Green tea has the ability to create less indigestion within the body and it’s high alkalinity prevents the growth of yeast.Matcha is rich in antioxidants. It has over 5 times the amount of antioxidants than any other food.It contains catechins. Catechins have amazing cancer fighting properties. Match can increase energy! Matcha green tea contains theophylline which helps to sustain your body’s energy levels without the side affects of normal caffeinated beverages due to it’s slow release of natural energy. It can detox the body. Matcha contains chlorophyll which helps to detox!
And now, your powerhouse smoothie bowl recipe!
Matcha Smoothie Bowl
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 cups kale or spinach
- 1-2 cups frozen mango chunks (these can be bought in the frozen food isle)
- 2 tsp Matcha powder (this can be found at some grocery stores or ordered online)
- 1-2 cups coconut or almond milk (depending on how thick you’d like your smoothie bowl)
Blend all ingredients together in a high powered blender until completely smooth. Pour in a bowl and serve with granola, seeds, almond slices, coconut shreds, fresh fruit or any topping of your choice!
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