BLUEBERRY GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE

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I’ve found myself to be in a bit of a smoothie rut lately. There are endless combinations to try and somehow I keep getting stuck making the same banana-berry-kale-smoothie. However, this time around, my cupboard is stocked with new green powders; chlorella, spirulina, and matcha, and I’m excited as ever to use them. I think I got a little carried away as I had the need to use all 3 in one smoothie, naturally.

All green powders mentioned above are what I would consider “superfoods”. Between them, you’ve got plenty of B-vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, iron, and chlorophyll {the green pigment present in all green plants, known to improve immunity, alkalinity, and inflammation}. Once I knew I wanted to incorporate the powders into a smoothie, I also included loads of blueberries and some avocado, an ingredient I wouldn’t usually think to add. It made the smoothie rich and creamy, similar to the texture of an ice-cream shake, uh yum.

Have you tried using chlorella, spirulina, or matcha in your recipes? If so, what’s your favourite way to eat them?

The Ingredients {Yield: 1 smoothie Total Time: 5 minutes}

  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • handful blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon chlorella or spirulina powder {optional}

The Directions

1. Blend all ingredients together in blender until desired consistency

2. If you find the smoothie to be chalky, simply add more milk or water

PS. I do not recommend using paper straws. Although they’re super cute and more eco-friendly than regular ol’ plastic ones, they are quite unrealistic as they turn into papier-mâché-like mush within minutes.

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