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Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake from 365 Vegan Smoothies

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I discovered this match shake recipe by accident while blending a matcha shake, and realized I was out of ice! So I 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 us blend up this tasty shake recipe and have some fun!

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Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake

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Course: Green Smoothie, Shake, Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
2 - 12 ozs
Calories: 152kcal
Author: 365 Vegan Smoothies by Kathy Patalsky

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

*Get 20% off Philosophie Products! Promo Code: BLENDERBABES

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 50.4mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 12.7g

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA
A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, matcha green tea is the highest quality powdered green tea availableMade 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.

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Kathy Patalsky
Kathy Patalsky
Kathy Patalsky is the creator of the vegan food blog Healthy. Happy. Life. and is the author of the cookbooks 365 Vegan Smoothies, and Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen. Kathy is also the founder of the popular website FindingVegan.com which launched the Finding Vegan App in 2015. Kathy's recipes and photography work have been featured in Saveur, BuzzFeed, LATimes, CNN, Ladies Home Journal, TheKitchn, Fox News, MarthaStewart.com, NPR.com, AccessHollywood.com and more. Kathy grew up a block from the beach in the farmer's market savvy, laidback, surfer's paradise town of Santa Cruz California. She graduated with a degree in Health Promotion from American University in Washington DC. Kathy also spent a year studying art at Otis School of Art and Design. Her blog is a merging of her favorite things: art, food, wellness, a love of animals and the environment and people.

173 thoughts on “Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake from 365 Vegan Smoothies”

  1. LOVE matcha. I put it in my smoothies, ice cream and when I bake. The health benefits are just a bonus.

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