Why I made this recipe: Because I am smitten with smoothies and equally smitten with matcha tea. So why not combine the two? Oh, and because I was hungry and I had these things in my house. Just being honest.
Why I love this recipe: This mango matcha smoothie is one of those recipes that’s super simple to make, yet the ingredients make it feel sophisticated. Love it for that and also because it tastes great.
How this recipe is healthy: Lots of reasons. First, portion size. It’s just one cup, which in my world, is the perfect size for a smoothie. Because let’s face it, take-out smoothies end up more like colossal milk shakes rather than nutritious, cups of joy. Second, it’s got matcha tea powder in it, a really interesting type of tea made out of whole tea leaves, which means you get loads of antioxidants, including those that may help prevent certain diseases like heart disease. Nothing wrong with that, right? Also, I like it because it’s not super sweet. This isn’t dessert, it’s a snack or a nice supplement to breakfast or lunch. Enjoy it as is or use it as the base for an amazing smoothie bowl. Yum!
And here are the pretty pictures:
Mango Matcha Smoothie
A lightly sweet smoothie made with low-fat Greek yogurt, mango and matcha, perfect for an afternoon snack or as a post or pre-workout snack.
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low-fat milk
- 1/2 cup frozen, chopped mango
- 1 teaspoon green matcha tea powder
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
- Combine all ingredients in the bottom of a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour and enjoy!
- Not sweet enough for you? Add a 1/2 teaspoon of honey.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 171
- Sugar: 23
- Sodium: 115
- Fat: 4
- Saturated Fat: 2
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 25
- Protein: 10
- Cholesterol: 10