Want a guilt-free smoothie? This is it, the beautiful and delicious green tea smoothie, powered with apple and spinach to treat your taste bud while cleansing and improving your skin and body too.
As you may have known, Japanese green tea powder or matcha is made from powdering the whole leaf, thus contains over hundreds of times more antioxidants than regular green tea. In case you don’t know, antioxidants are natural agents that help the body with anti-aging and prevent chronic diseases. While many fruits and vegetables are applauded for their antioxidant nature, matcha remains the leading ingredient with exponentially more content. Matcha also contains loads of fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins such as C, A, selenium, cromium, zinc, magnesium, etc. Besides all the healthy nutrition and properties, match give your mind and body a boost of energy to work through the day while contributing to clean your body and hence result in weight loss.
So, combining matcha with a large sweet apple into a powerful smoothie with some Popeye’s favorite spinach, this is one of my favorite drinks, and soon will be yours too. Throwing in a couple of chia seeds to help too.
For the liquid part (to help the blender moving about), I added apple juice or freshly made cider, depending on what’s on hand to vary the taste. For a more fulfilling appetize, replace this with almond milk, organic dairy, or similar. Just make sure to chill ingredients beforehand for extra cold temperatures. Otherwise, just add more shaved ice.
Recipe for Matcha green tea smoothie with apple
- 1 large apple fuji, gala or any sweet kind
- 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- Peel, core and remove apple seeds.
- Add all ingredients into your blender, pulse a few times then blend until smooth.
- Pour into serving jars and sprinkle some chia seeds on top.
- Serve cold immediately