A matcha smoothie bowl for your morning energy boost

There’s nothing better than starting your day with a thick, creamy, and delicious smoothie bowl. But what if you could also pack your smoothie with a superfood that gave you energy, boosted your metabolism, and was great for your heart health?

Matcha tea has been a part of Japanese tea rituals for centuries, but it’s getting its time in the limelight now for its incredible array of health benefits. Matcha is an antioxidant superstar, and a potent source of the polyphenols that help protect against disease. It has over 100 times the amount of EGCG, a powerful antioxidant that lowers blood pressure and boosts brain function, than a regular cup of green tea.

Matcha also promotes both energy and calm. Its caffeine gives you energy, while the chemical compound L-theanine helps balance the caffeine so you don’t end up with an energy crash. L-theanine promotes calm, while also helping to level mood and enhance memory and concentration. Matcha also gives you a metabolism boost, which makes it a perfect superfood to add to the start of your day.

We could sing the praises of matcha all day, but we would rather eat and drink it instead! Here’s a recipe for a matcha smoothie bowl for your morning energy boost.

What you’ll need: (serves 1)

1 frozen banana

1/3 cup frozen mango

1 handful spinach

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tsp matcha powder

Optional: a few mint leaves

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. We suggest granola, blueberries, mint, seeds, and coconut.

Enjoy!

Author: Maggie Harriman

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