Today’s Green Tea Protein Smoothie Recipe is healthy and nutritious for your body! Our green tea protein shake is made with matcha green tea, greek yogurt, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and ice cubes. Easy Peasy! Matcha protein shake will keep you fueled all morning long.
Why we love Green Tea Protein Smoothie
So funny story about this Green Tea Protein Smoothie! Madi and I were cooking away one Saturday and after we were done taking pictures, she wanted to try the green tea smoothie. She loved it SO much, she drank ALL of the smoothie that she possibly could.
All the little cups and bottle you see in the picture below… yup… she devoured them all!
We love these two types of green tea from amazon!! Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder – USDA Organic, Authentic Japanese Origin and Kirkland Signature Ito En Matcha Blend (Green Tea), 100% Japanese Green Tea Leaves. I love how they deliver everything right to my door in just two days!
Ingredients in Green Tea Protein Smoothie Recipe
- Almond milk- is an excellent and natural source of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radical damage ( 6 ). Some varieties are fortified with calcium and vitamin D, which are important nutrients for bone health.
- Vanilla Protein Powder- There are many kinds of protein powders available on the market- I like to use a whey based protein powder. Whey protein is generally safe and can help you build muscle and strength, lose weight, reduce your appetite and boost your metabolism.
- Matcha Green Tea- is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss.
- Greek yogurt- two cups per day can provide protein, calcium, iodine, and potassium while helping you feel full for fewer calories. But maybe more importantly, yogurt provides healthy bacteria for the digestive tract which can affect the entire body.
What’s the difference between a smoothie & a shake
Most people love smoothies and shakes, some don’t really know the differences between them because after all the both cold and refreshing, drinkable, and delicious!
- In my opinion it all comes down to ice cream. . . yes, it’s true!
- Smoothies do not have ice cream, candy bars, cookies or pies in them. Smoothies are filled with healthy for you ingredients like fruit and veggies and healthier forms of protein and dairy.
- Don’t get me wrong. . . I enjoy them both as probably most of you do too!
- I just enjoy smoothies on a more regular basis and shakes wellllll they’re a more special occasion or dessert kind of treat.
- Invest in a heavy duty blender; I’ve used a Blend Tec for well over a decade now and I love it! It’s powerful enough to blend frozen fruit and vegetables smooth, smooth, smooth!
- I prefer using frozen fruits and vegetables in my smoothies so they have a thicker consistency.
- Freeze extra fruits and vegetables as they are just beginning to turn over-ripe; I use gallon plastic zip top freezer bags to toss them in.
- Freeze fresh produce to use later- I find they last just fine for up to 4 weeks. ie: spinach or mixed salad greens, baby carrots, cucumbers, banana’s broken into four pieces, sliced/cored apples and pears, extra berries, peeled/segmented oranges and clementines, grapes, and the list goes on!
- Extra nutrient add in’s are always good try adding: vanilla and chocolate protein powders, dry oats, a small handful of nuts, peanut butter, flavored yogurt or kefir, and more.
Super food add in’s: gogi berries, coconut oil, avocado, acai or cacoa powder, chia or hemp or flax seeds, etc!
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 vanilla low-fat greek yogurt
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 4 tablespoon green tea macha powder
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses.
- Enjoy your Green Tea Protein Smoothie Recipe!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 18g
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Enjoy our Green Tea Protein Smoothie Recipe a healthy way to start the day!
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