Matcha Green & Mint Energy Boost Smoothie |๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ“

Hi my lovelies! I hope you’re all doing well.

I wanted to share with you all a recipe I made which is perfect for summer, and healthy too, using EatCleanTea’s Matcha Green & Mint Tea powder, and some other healthy bits and bobs!

It’s really quick, simple, and easy. Which is exactly what you want on a hot summer’s day.

I came across EatCleanTea via Twitter, and instantly, after looking at their website and seeing their “Not a Teatox” disclaimer, was desperate for a try.

I can’t stand “Teatoxes”… these things are just really bad ideas. I know that they can affect things like your contraceptive pill, and perhaps other medication you may be on, because they contain ingredients which act as a laxative. Not really a great way to truly get healthy, eh? So finding out that EatCleanTea was against this too was a huge plus to me as these “Teatox” brands seem to be everywhere.

I love peppermint tea, so I obviously chose Green & Mint, because what could be better?! I also find mint tea helps with digestion and helps to get rid of any feelings of bloating, which is perfect for summer when you dare to bare it all!

The idea of the Matcha Powder is to keep all the nutrients in the drinkย which are usually thrown out when you make a green tea/mint tea with a tea bag and hot water. The nutrients are in the bag, which you then throw away! These powders are ground down and easily soluble, meaning you get all the goodness that green tea/mint tea holds!

My sample arrived within days, so I was really happy with the service.

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Onto the drink:

I decided to do an energy based summer drink. I did this purely because I, myself, can feel exhausted on hot days because of the heat. Also, summer barbecues, parties and day-drinking (which we’re all slightly guilty of when the sun appears, lets be honest!) can really take it’s toll on your body, especially in heat, and leave you dehydrated and lacking nutrients. I added protein powder to my drink too, which means it’s perfect for after a gym session, and protein keeps you fuller for longer. Plus, because protein powder needs to be mixed with water (or milk), it means that you’re instantly getting 400ml of your recommended 2L of water per day. Sometimes in heat, I find I don’t feel like eating much, with a summer drink like this, it means you add nutrients into your body quickly and easily, whilst feeling refreshed too.

I love smoothies. I think they’re a perfect way to get essential vitamins and your 5 a day. So I decided on a blend of fruit, protein and matcha. Perfect. Moreover, the sweetness of the fruit means you’re more likely to cut back on sugary, fizzy drinks this summer too.

What you will need:

(A smoothie maker or blender).

  • 1 medium sized banana. (Bananas are incredible sources of energy and have a tonne of benefits. Click here to see an extensive list!)
  • Strawberries (approx. 5). (Strawberries can help to boost your immunity, along with a lot of other perks! They’re packed with vitamin C and magnese, which are great for antioxidant purposes. All whilst adding a sweet taste to the drink!)
  • 400ml of water. (Instantly, you’ve added almost 1/4 of your RDA of water).
  • Protein powder (of your choice, this step could also be skipped if necessary. I chose vanilla). Protein helps with muscle growth and to maintain muscle mass. (Building and repairing of tissues). This also aids with nail and hair maintenance. Plus, it keeps you full for longer, and gives you energy.
  • Matcha Green & Mint tea. Green tea boosts your metabolism and helps you to burn calories, meaning it can aid in weight loss. It also aids concentration and helps to calm, all whilst detoxifying you naturally with its list of antioxidants. Mint tea, primarily, helps with digestion and issues with your stomach, but, as with any herbal tea, it can help to relive stress and anxiety. (The benefits for these tea’s are endless… literally!)

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First, I sliced the banana into thin slices that would be easy to blend, and put them into my blender.

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Then, I chopped the tops off of approximately 5 medium sized strawberries, quartered them, and put them in the blender with my banana slices.

Next, I added 2 scoops of my vanilla protein powder.

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Then I added 2 scoops (recommended) of Matcha Green & Mint tea powder.

Finally, I added 400ml of fresh cold water. If you want an ice cold drink, you can add ice, or refrigerated water here instead.

*blend*

What you’re left with is a tasty blend of metabolism-boosting, antioxidant, energy packed smoothie. Perfect for a summer day.

I think the thing I love the most about the Matcha Tea Powder is the fact that it’s so easy to simply add to anything. With my choice of Green & Mint, I thought it would also be nice to add to something containing dark chocolate. As dark chocolate is also known for it’s antioxidant, cold-fighting properties.

Overall, I’m so happy I got to try the Matcha, I think it makes a great addition to smoothies.

Thank you, EatCleanTea! #SummerOfMatcha

If you’re interested in any of EatCleanTea’s products, you can check them out here.

Thank you for reading!

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Let me know if you’ve tried any Matcha tea, or if you try my smoothie idea, and what you think!

Love,

L&L.

 

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4 thoughts on “Matcha Green & Mint Energy Boost Smoothie |๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ“

  1. Just realized I never went ahead and asked the question when I first read this post haha! what does your matcha taste like? Cause I got it from a coffee shop one day and it was so vanilla-y and just tasted awful like a milky green tea. Is that what it actually tastes like or is that just how the place I got it from makes it? Really curious, everyone keeps going on about how amazing it is for energy and stuff. Xoxo

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    1. I think it depends entirely what you mix it with … So if I mix it with hot water alone, it tastes like a strong green/mint tea mix. But if I mix it with my vanilla protein and milk (which I did this morning) it tastes just like a vanilla shake with a little after taste of green tea! If you don’t like the taste of it, it’s really easy to disguise in certain drinks and foods so you can still get the benefits! I prefer it to actual green tea to be honest! I love peppermint tea but green tea I’ve always been abit undecided on, but I definitely prefer matcha! It smells strong, and the smell is exactly how it tastes with just hot water! Did they make it into a latte or something? Maybe it’s the way they made it there! xoxo

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      1. I think they made it into a latte, something was off. I love vanilla don’t get me wrong but like with tea? I wasn’t feeling it. thank you so so much for your answer though! Definitely gonna go ahead and buy it now. I want to make it as an iced tea kind of thing, just wanted to check if the flavor was it or just because of what they paired it with! Thank you babe ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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      2. Yeah maybe that was it? I do like it with my protein powder but the taste of my powder is soooo strong so it doesn’t come off like a milky green tea, it’s a little better! Haha! Yes as an ice tea it would be lovely! Also, if you manage to get green & mint matcha, you can make Mojitos ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ you’re welcome xx

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