You won’t be able to resist the smooth, fresh taste of this skinny matcha shake- only four wholesome ingredients to bliss.
I know what you’re thinking.
“Why is Katy posting a recipe with matcha when she’s against buying this expensive ingredient?”
Well, here’s the thing. It turns out local Asian grocery stores are the jackpot when it comes to inexpensive specialty ingredients. A jar of matcha at the Asian grocery was $10, compared to the same size $30 jar at a certain smoothie joint.
Bring on the matcha!
This shake is simplicity at its finest. With only four ingredients, the prep is less than five minutes. You might be surprised to find out I can prep, blend, and down one of these shakes in less than five minutes, too.
Okay, maybe you’re not surprised.
When using matcha (powdered green tea) you’re actually ingesting the leaves. With infused tea from tea bags or loose leaf tea, you throw away the leaves. This means you’re getting more bang for your buck with matcha in terms of health benefits.
Research has touted the various health benefits of green tea. One study found that consuming green tea led to increased thermogenesis (calorie burning in your body.) I don’t count calories, but this sounds pretty good to me.
Why else should you love matcha? Antioxidants, of course!
Antioxidants are fantastic for your body, as they can help avoid nasty guys called free radicals. Free radicals cause disease in your body, plain and simple.
You can feel good about drinking this skinny matcha shake. It’s a great way to cool off on a warm summer day or energize after a sweaty morning run. 5.0 from 1 review Print Skinny Matcha Shake Author: Katy’s Kitchen Recipe type: Drinks Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Yield: 1 With only four wholesome ingredients, this matcha shake is healthier than your average store-bought shake. It makes a refreshing summer treat on a hot day. Ingredients
- 1 frozen banana (175 g frozen banana chunks)*
- ⅔ cup light coconut milk
- ⅔ cup almond milk
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Notes *I keep the storage of frozen bananas on hand. Slice ripe bananas and freeze on a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet. When frozen, place the banana chunks in a Ziploc bag.
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