Happy Tuesday Tea with Sharon and Kendall! Incase you’re just joining us, my daughter (the wisest and cutest dietitian I know) and I are exploring teas and health benefits every Tuesday this month. We hope to provide you with some fun inspiration for health & joy! Today, we’re exploring Matcha! Instead of sipping tea, we’re going to share our Matcha smoothie recipe we’ve developed for our cookbook we’re working on! (Yes! It’s a sneak peek recipe🤗) It’s energizing, yet calming—much like how a walk in nature can make us feel.
Matcha Energy & Calming Smoothie:
1/2 cup greek yogurt
½ cup cashew milk or milk of choice
1 cup of fresh spinach
1.5 tsp of matcha
½ tsp of honey
½ cup of ice
Matcha is a very fine green powder made from green tea leaves. Since the whole leaves are consumed when drinking matcha, the antioxidant content is higher than other teas. Antioxidants help protect our body against free radicals. Matcha is also a rich source of L-theanine, which is an amino acid that can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. This is why matcha is often known for being able to provide you with a relaxed energy.
Avocado is rich in fiber and potassium.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin k, vitamin a, vitamin c, folate just to name a few.
Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein.
Adding a little protein (greek yogurt) and fat (avocado) to your smoothie can help promote satiety and help you feel fuller for longer, making this smoothie a great breakfast or snack option. Adding protein and fat to your smoothie will also help to keep your blood sugar from spiking.
There you go! Tea really is magical and a friend to anyone who is making their mental and physical health a priority. Tea reminds us to take a little break and just breathe. 💚💚