Green Tea Smoothie

Green Tea Smoothie

All of the food you see made with "green tea" is actually made with matcha powder. It's a bit more nutritious and flavorful because you're consuming the leaf rather than steeping it.

Usually matcha is combined with unhealthy things to make it sound healthy, but this time you're actually going to make something healthy with it and it's going to taste good. In theory.

The goal is to make a green tea smoothie with the texture that's similar to a frap from Starbucks. You can use frozen bananas to help reach this texture, but it's not required.

Pay attention to the order of ingredients that go into it. You should finish it off with the ice to make sure it's not a hot mess of goo at the end. If you mess up or you live in Florida, you can add more ice.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Combine the almond milk and spinach in the blender and blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Put in the rest of the ingredients except for the ice, then blend until smooth (about 60 seconds)
  3. Throw in the ice and blend until it doesn't sound rough (5-15 seconds), but be sure not to blend too much or you won't get the texture you're going for. You want tiny ice particles in every sip. Think frappuccino-like.
  4. Hand it to the customer and get back to work.

Health

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Nutrition Facts
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* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Vitamins
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All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.