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: 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.
The mint is fresh peppermint from my garden, and it makes this concoction taste like mint ice cream- so delicious and deceptive!
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups spinach
1 tbs. Matcha
1 tbs. maple syrup
1 cup rice milk
3 tbs. mint
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!