Today’s Smoothie: Matcha Garden Smoothie

Welcome back to Today’s Smoothie! Thank you, 138 followers, for your patience between posts.

I have been busy in the kitchen and have a backlog of posts. Today’s post is a brand-new recipe, conceived this weekend.

Mmm, matcha meets medley of fresh produce with flavors of gazpacho. IMG_20190420_105425

Here’s an Easter-weekend nest of superfoods: IMG_20190420_105447

  • Hempseed provides nutty flavor and 10 grams of protein (per 3 tablespoons)
  • Maca root powder, from the mountain regions of Peru, to boost energy and stamina (care for a long run this weekend?)
  • Matcha green tea powder has many health-promoting benefits. The amino acid L-theanine in matcha enhances brain function. Matcha’s catechins are powerful anti-oxidants. The alphabet soup of small amounts of vitamins and minerals help strengthen the immune system.
  • Turmeric powder is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, good to have every day.
  • Camu powder is the earth’s single richest source of vitamin C. If you want some extra vitamin C, add a teaspoon to this smoothie for 682 mg (760% of Daily Value).

This smoothie blend is thicker than most of my recipes, but it does not require a spoon. It does require some extra time in the blender jar to finish smoothing out the texture. Be patient. Enjoy!

RECIPE:

Matcha Garden Smoothie, by Veganbythebook

Makes: 38 ounces (about 1150 ml)

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana, sliced (peel before freezing)
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
  • ½ organic cucumber, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • ¼ orange or yellow bell pepper, inner flesh and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons organic raw shelled hempseed
  • 1 teaspoon organic maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic matcha 100% Japanese green tea powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • Optional vitamin C boost: 1 teaspoon organic camu powder

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Add all ingredients to the jar of a high-speed blender and process until smooth, about 2 minutes, tamping down as needed. IMG_20190420_105347

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