I like to describe Matcha as green tea with super hero abilities! It's more nutritionally dense and it has substantially more potent antioxidant properties than regular brewed green tea. It's important to incorporate antioxidant rich foods into your diet because they fight free radical damage. Matcha also has anti-inflammatory and metabolism boosting properties as well.
Matcha contains caffeine but it's a more balanced dose of caffeine that gives an even energy and not a rush like you sometimes get with coffee.
The thing I love most about making smoothie bowls is that you can really let your creativity soar when choosing and placing your toppings.
Today I added some dried mulberries (learn about them here), raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut and some frozen berries. Delish!
MATCHA SMOOTHIE BOWL
-2 frozen bananas
-1/2 cup frozen mango or pineapple
-1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk (more or less depending on consistency you like)
-2 tsp. Matcha powder
-1 healthy handful of baby spinach
-1 tsp. chia seeds
-1 tsp. maple syrup (optional)
-1 tbsp. coconut cream (optional)
-nuts & seeds
1. Add frozen banana, frozen fruit (mango or pineapple), coconut milk and cream, Matcha powder, chia seeds, spinach and maple syrup to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add more coconut milk if needed to adjust the consistency.
When a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved pour into a big bowl...add your toppings and enjoy!
Thanks for reading!