I have always liked tea and matcha tea is something I enjoy although in the past not often. Lately I have been loving matcha lattes made with homemade almond milk (almond milk made with dates or agave, vanilla bean, and a little cinnamon). A Matcha Protein Shake is a perfect addition to my green smoothie rotation. I personally like mine with almond milk, matcha powder, protein, gelatinized maca, and ice. When I like it thicker I add avocado. Banana is ok but I feel it overpowers the matcha. Like mint? This also can be made into a Mint Matcha Protein Shake.
Matcha Protein Shake
1 c almond or coconut milk (I use So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk Plus or homemade almond milk)
1/2 an avocado, could use 1/2 frozen banana but I prefer avocado
1 tsp matcha powder (used David’s Tea matcha matsu) if you really like matcha 2 tsp
1 tsp gelatinized maca powder (Navitas Naturals)
2 cups ice
*Optional you can add 1/4 c packed fresh mint leaves to make a Mint Matcha Protein Shake.
In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend everything together until smooth. Enjoy!
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