All Day Energy Smoothie

“This smoothie is creamy, filling, and designed to help keep your energy levels stable and strong throughout the day. Matcha is a form of stone-ground green tea leaves. It’s thought to have all of the antioxidant benefits of green tea, but in a more concentrated form. In addition to its energy enhancing qualities, matcha is associated with mood regulation, increased metabolism, and antioxidant power. It makes a wonderful addition to smoothies (especially if you’re trying to kick the coffee habit).”

Makes 2 Servings (16 to 20 Ounces)

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder

1⁄4 ripe avocado

1 banana, frozen

1 1⁄2 cups almond milk or nondairy milk of choice

2 teaspoons maple syrup or 1 pitted Medjool date

1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Wash and prep all ingredients.

2. Blend till smooth and serve.

*adjust sweetness as needed

energy smoothie

Photograph courtesy of Kris Carr.