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SECRET INGREDIENT MATCHA SHAKE RECIPE
Kathy discovered this match shake recipe by accident while blending a matcha shake, and realized she was out of ice! So she subbed some frozen watermelon and found this shake tasted better than ever! The pastel green color tricks you because the flavor is deliciously pure pink.
This shake has a sweet matcha flavor that is very pleasant. With the same texture as some of your favorite restaurant shakes, this matcha shake recipe is a tasty introduction of another super healthy ingredient, matcha! (See below for a listing of it’s many health benefits). We also tested this recipe with one of our FAVORITE new superfood blends, Green Dream by Philosophie! Watch Kathy, Sophie and Blender Babe Tarashaun blend up this tasty shake recipe and have some fun!
- 1 cup your favorite non-dairy milk substitute
- 1 frozen banana
- 1½ cups frozen watermelon chunks (or more for a frostier shake)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Philosophie* Green Dream (optional)
- Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
- For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE button. Stop machine when you reach a frosty consistency you like!
- For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE Speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE Speed 10/HIGH or use the SMOOTHIE setting. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA
A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, matcha green tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from nutrient-rich young leaves, the tea is stemmed and steamed before it is ground up to make a very fine powder. It is then stored away from light and oxygen to preserve its brilliant green color and many antioxidant properties. The tea, consumed for over a millennium in the Far East, is now considered to be a very valuable whole food on the market. Health benefits include:
- Is packed with antioxidantsincluding the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Is rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels
Image & recipe excerpted with permission from 365 Vegan Smoothies by Kathy Patalsky. Published by Avery.