After recently trying an Avo-Matcha smoothie from one of my favorite "clean fast food" restaurants in Chicago, Protein Bar, I had to recreate it myself at home. After looking at all the ingredients (vanilla protein, avocado, matcha green tea and raw honey), I was excited since I already had everything I needed - SCORE!
Matcha green tea powder is an antioxidant powerhouse. It's a cancer-fighter and fat-burner all in one powdered form. Think of it as a highly concentrated form of green tea packets we know and love! Prior to this smoothie recipe, I wasn't sure how to use my matcha. I tried putting it into my hot tea and mixing it with cold water, but I just wasn't excited about it. Yes, it's the perfect way to green up a smoothie and get your metabolism revving while detoxifying your system. I got mine at a small health food store, but have seen it at Mariano's, Whole Foods, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, iHerb.com, Amazon, etc.
When matcha meets avo, magic happens. It's a perfect mix of protein, potassium and unsaturated good-for-you fats!
Here's my twist on Protein Bar's Avo-Matcha smoothie: