I haven’t been the only one around here recently that has been feeling the ramifications of our outings. A couple weeks ago, Nathan asked if I would make him a breakfast shake. Obviously I wanted to make sure it was something that would fill him up but since he’s not a protein powder fan, I wanted to make some adjustments to the typical recipes I find. I also wanted to sneak as many extra healthy ingredients in there as I could 😉
It just so happens, a few weeks ago my friends over at Kiss Me Organics asked if I wanted to review their Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. One of my most favorite smoothies I’ve had was a matcha smoothie from a restaurant in Baltimore, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to make my own.
If you’re not familiar with matcha, you should know that it has some wonderful health benefits:
- Increased energy and focus
- Increased metabolism
- High in antioxidants
- Improved skin health
Nathan had no idea how healthy I was trying to make him! This smoothie is the perfect combination of healthy fats, carbs, and protein. And he liked it! 😉
Green Monster Protein Shake [No Protein Powder]
– Large handful of spinach
– 1/2 frozen banana
– 1/2 cup Greek yogurt [I use 2% Fage]
– 3-5 medium strawberries
– 1/3 cup pineapple
– 1 tbsp hemp seed
– 1 tsp Kiss Me Organics matcha powder
– 1/4 medium avocado
– 1 cup almond milk [I use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze]
– 3-5 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to your blender and whiz away!
355 Calories / 16g Fat / 38g Carbs / 10g Fiber / 22g Sugar / 20g Protein
I sometimes adjust the amount of fruit, specifically the pineapple and strawberries, depending on their sweetness. I’ve also used kale instead of spinach before, just a bit less since it can be bitter. It’s a great, refreshing way to start the day.
Food for Thought
Have you ever tried matcha powder before?
Are you a fan of protein powder in your shakes?
*This post is sponsored by Kiss Me Organics but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I do like protein powder, but I haven’t tried matcha… yet! Happy Friday
It’s delish in smoothies! Happy Friday 🙂
Hmm, ok I am in Baltimore – pray tell what restaurant was this? Would love to check it out. That smoothie looks delectable.
Teavolve in Harbor East! I don’t see the matcha smoothie on the menu online now, but they do have a bunch of delicious drinks there 🙂
Oh I’ve been there before. Thanks.
I bought matcha to try and have a hard time finding recipes that isn’t overpowered by the taste. This looks yummy!
I find a little bit goes a long way. It can definitely be overpowering sometimes but if I got it in this shake without my husband realizing, I call it a success!
Matcha powder sounds pretty great. Even my kiddos want a good protein shake from time to time. I’ll have to give it a try.
🙂 Hope it’s kid-approved too!
I’ll have to try this! Love the addition of avocado too 🙂
The avocado makes it extra creamy 🙂 Hope you like it!
This is one of the best matcha powders I’ve tried!
Yes, I love it!
I lllooovvvee matcha, but it must be PURE and with no added sugars and crap.
I agree. This one is great!
Your smoothie recipe using the powder sounds quite refreshing! Thanks for sharing your views on the product 😀
Hope you try it 🙂
I don’t know why I never think to add matcha to smoothies! I’ve been in the habit of simply making tea. Clearly I’m missing a strange opportunity!
Ha! That was the first way I ever had matcha.. so good!