13 Jul This smoothie will give you the energy you need to get through your day
Looking for a healthy snack after yoga that will replenish and give you a dose of energy? Look no further – presenting the Power Living Green Energy Smoothie.
Packed with natural goodness, protein and a touch of matcha green tea powder, this smoothie is the perfect post yoga snack! Whether you’re between early morning yoga and work or just feeling drained from a whole stack of chaturangas. We promise this smoothie will not disappoint!
See below for recipe.
What is Matcha Green Tea Powder?
We hear you over there, what is this matcha you speak of? Matcha is a special form of green tea that is made from the entire tea leaves, ground into a fine powder.
Matcha is only made from extremely high quality green tea leaves. And as the whole leaf is ingested it provides more nutrients than regular steeped tea. Matcha tea is packed with antioxidants, boosts the metabolism and is rich in fibre, chlorophyll and vitamins.
Matcha does caffeine so avoid this recipe close to bed time. However due to the content of a natural ingredient called “l-theanine”, matcha provides a sense of calmness without drowsiness. As a result, many matcha aficionados are making the swap from coffee to this green alternative!
- frozen banana 1 x
- handful spinach leaves 1 x
- medjool dates (pitted) 3 x
- almond milk 1 cup
- matcha powder 1 tsp
- raw protein powder (or other protein powder of choice) 1/3 cup
- vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
- Break up frozen banana into smaller pieces and add to blender
- Add all other ingredients
- Mix on high speed
- Add extra ice and/or almond milk to taste
- Pour into a bowl and top with extras of your choice (we like to add some granola, a dollop of Coyo, a sprinkle of bee pollen and extra matcha!)
Give this smoothie a go and tell us what you think!
Enjoy your Green Energy Smoothie after an at home yoga practice with Yogaholics. The benefits of an at home yoga practice are endless and can really take your practice to the next level.