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Rise n' Shine Smoothie

This tastes like a milkshake!

rise n' shine smoothie

It has the perfect consistency and thickness, and just the right amount of sweetness from the fruit.

Strawberry Banana SmoothieThe almond butter and chocolate protein powder work really well together in this shake to make it nice and creamy...just like a milkshake.

I love that the protein powder leaves no trace of chalkiness in the smoothie. Some powders are unfortunately like that.

This is the first time I've added matcha green tea powder to a smoothie. You really can't taste it and it adds a very healthy punch to the mix. Green tea in any form is a source of antioxidants, but matcha is one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants, minerals (calcium), and vitamins. There's more antioxidants in matcha green tea than there are in blueberries, it's 100 times more potent than Vitamin C, and has over 9 times the beta carotene of spinach. I really enjoyed using this as a supplement in my smoothie. It gives a whole new meaning to the name green smoothie!

If you're not used to the matcha green tea you may want to start with a 1/4 tsp instead of a 1/2 or more. It has some pretty powerful detoxing qualities.

Matcha Green Tea SmoothieThis really is a simple fast breakfast shake that can be ready in minutes. With lot's of fiber and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and energized. Of course there's nothing wrong with enjoying it for lunch instead.

Rise n' Shine SmoothieI have missed you summer! 

...Now where's the coffee!

Rise n' Shine Smoothie (serves 1) Gluten Free, Vegan

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 large banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate Sunwarrior Protein
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Directions:

  1. Place the frozen fruit, green tea, protein powder and almond butter into the blender. Pour the almond milk over everything. 
  2. Blend and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 342 Fat: 21g  Sat Fat:2 g  Carbohydrates: 29g  Sugar: 12g  Sodium: 176mg  Fiber:7g Protein: 15g

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Reader Comments (2)

Very interesting combination.. thanks for sharing!!
June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHari Chandana
@Hari Chandana - Thank you. You're welcome :)
June 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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