If you’re a frequent tea drinker and love Starbucks, the chances of having tried their Green Tea Latte is really, really good. Well, that drink is probably one of the easiest ones to make at home. There are only four basic ingredients, milk and/or water, matcha powder, ice, and a little sugar – which could be omitted.
Matcha Powder is the king of healthy tea drinks. It’s essentially the entire green tea leaf just ground up until it’s unrecognizable. It’s a very fine, concentrated powder with tons of benefits including increased metabolism and energy. It is also high in antioxidants, which can help protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.*
The Matcha De Mark company sent me a 5 oz package of their China-grown USDA Organic Matcha Powder to try for this review as well as a ton of recipe ideas, including this one.
I loved reading all the different recipes, but in the end, I really prefer to just throw caution to the wind when creating a smoothie my family will love, so I did.
The smoothie Scarlet & I made included the following three ingredients:
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup frozen strawberry slices
1 Tablespoon Matcha Powder (I recommend Matcha De Mark)
We threw all of that goodness into the smoothie cup for my blender and pulsed the craziness out of it. We filled a few freezer pop molds with it and drank the rest. The kids loved the pops as their snack for the following two days after school and Scarlet had the pleasure of drinking most of my smoothie. It was really yummy and very mommy and kid approved.
When you buy this product on Amazon.com, they will automatically email you their 100 recipe e-book with both “healthy” recipes and desserts within a day of the product shipping, often sooner than that. You’re going to love it.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.