Green Mint Matcha Smoothie

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This green smoothie is far different from any other green smoothie that I have had. The mint and matcha together give this smoothie not only a refreshing quality, but a little natural energy boost as well. Matcha, a green tea concentrated powder, is notable in its health benefits. The matcha form of green tea is cited to contain 10 times the amount of antioxidants and nutrients that 1 cup of brewed and strained green tea. I purchased my matcha here: B00PFDH0K0 New! Authentic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder By Jade Leaf Organics – 100% USDA Certified Organic, All Natural, Nothing Added – Culinary Grade for Mixing into Smoothies, Lattes, Baking & Cooking Recipes (100g value size)

You may have noticed that there has not been many meal recipes on this site lately. It is because I am  in the midst of a celiac flare up and I am on the non-FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) meal plan. It has just been easier to make smoothies with the whole foods that I know that I can safely have. You can learn more about the FODMAP diet here at the Stanford University FODMAP site: Standford FODMAP. I am doing some damage control and smoothies have really been my saving grace. I promise that there will be real food on this site again very soon. In the meanwhile, it is summer so enjoy all my smoothie experiments!

This recipe is a spinoff of the TWO MOMS IN THE RAW COOKBOOK Two Moms in the Raw: Simple, Clean, Irresistible Recipes for Your Family’s Health recipe MMMMatcha and Mint Smoothie. I added spinach for additional nutritional value.

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The mint is fresh peppermint from my garden, and it makes this concoction taste like mint ice cream- so delicious and deceptive!

fresh mint

Ingredients:

2 cups coconut milk

2 cups spinach

1 tbs. Matcha

1 tbs. maple syrup

1 cup rice milk

3 tbs. mint

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Directions: blend thoroughly in a blender. Makes 2 servings.

My eco-friendly glass straws are a favorite in my kitchen. Find these beautiful handmade straws here: Hummingbird Glass Straws Teal and Purple Straight Combo 8 in x 9.5 mm 2 Pack With Cleaning Brush

Enjoy, and make your day great!

Amanda

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About runningyourbody

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Pilates instructor, and runner with celiac disease. I am passionate about educating people on running, pilates, and women’s health topics. I am trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre and post partum impairments. In my free time I can be found anywhere outside. I enjoy training for races with friends, cooking gluten free meals, and traveling with my husband. My goal is to share information with you in a lighthearted and enjoyable forum. I am always contributing fun and interesting posts on my blog. Feel free to check it out @ https://runningyourbody.wordpress.com/
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