Matcha Green Tea Smoothie or Iced Latte


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6 mins (prep 5, cooking 1)
6 ingredients
1 servings
If you've read a newspaper or watched the news recently you've probably heard about all the health benefits of drinking Green Tea. It has tons of antioxidents and helps boost metabolism and helps you burn more fat and thus lose more weight. I enjoy drinking green tea and occasionally I enjoy a Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino, or a Jamba Juice Matcha Smoothie Blast. This recipe is one I developed to be able to enjoy these smoothies at home. I think it tastes great and is really good for your health too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Please note that this recipe does require premium matcha green tea powder. This is not just regular green tea leaves pulverized. This premium powder can be purchased at Japanese grocers, or online. I happen to purchase mine on that popular online auction site I'm sure you're familiar with. I use the "Usucha" (or thin) matcha green tea powder that comes straight from Kyoto, Japan. Feel free to contact me if you need help finding this tea and I can show you where to purchase it directly. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 2 ounces hot water (but not boiling)
  • 3 teaspoons sugar (or artificial sweetener)
  • 4 ounces milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla-flavored syrup (optional)

Nutrition

Serving Size (139.69 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 496.08 Calories from Fat 58.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.55g 10.08%
Saturated Fat 4.08g 20.4%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 78.25mg 26.08%
Sodium 586.43mg 24.43%
Total Carbohydrate 70.35g 23.45%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 70.32 g %
Protein 38.9g 77.79%
Vitamin A 198.45IU% Vitamin C 6.46mg%
Calcium 1342.8mg% Iron 0.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
matcha green tea powder, hot water, ice cubes, vanilla-flavored syrup
 

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