Anything with matcha flavor, and especially cold can easily become a favorite of mine. Our local Jamba Juice recently took the Matcha Green Tea Blast off the menu…poof…it was gone! This was basically the only reason I was still going to Jamba while trying to use up all my gift cards since I started making my own. I have been determined to find matcha powder and try it for myself.
I finally found some matcha at Jimbo’s. Once I saw the small size I as getting for a very big price I realized that may be one reason Jamba stopped making them.
This is an early experimentation and tasted quite good. It also gave me such a burst of energy that I was doing the work of three Staceys… I got a lot done in a short amount of time and didn’t even take a nap.
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream
1 frozen banana
1 teaspoon hemp seeds
2 teaspoons matcha
Blend and drink it up!
It was very tasty and possibly could have a hint more matcha for that full umami taste. This made enough for one healthy serving. Matcha is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, relaxes the mind, enhances ones mood, and provides a calm alertness for many hours. It has concentrated health benefits and exceeds those of regular green tea. So many reasons to drink some this very minute!
This is part of an ongoing post series, Smoothies for Days.