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A cold glass of this delicious strawberry matcha smoothie will increase your energy, boost your antioxidant levels, and leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Warm weather is upon us again! (And for you, too, I hope.)
During the colder months, I tend to lay off of cold beverages. Once spring hits, though, I'm craving iced coffees and smoothies like crazy!
I used to make smoothies a lot when I was in college as a quick make-grab-and-go meal. Now, as a busy mother who can rarely sit down for a meal during the day, smoothies are the perfect way to get the nutrients and energy I need to chase around a rambunctious toddler and two crazy dogs.
And I'll be honest with you...the smoothies I make are not fancy or full of a dozen different ingredients. But that's how I like them! Simple, but delicious with an abundance of amazing health benefits.
Strawberry Matcha Smoothie Health Benefits
If you haven't tried matcha green tea powder yet, go on over here and buy some pronto! It's good stuff. I prefer it in cold drinks, like this Cacao Matcha Smoothie, but it can be made into a hot tea drink as well.
Matcha is full of antioxidants, which helps to prevent cancer. Matcha also promotes a healthy heart and helps to balance out your mood and hormones. This beautiful green powder can also aid in detoxifying your body and improves your immune system overall.
Another beneficial ingredient in this smoothie is dried goji berries. Like matcha, goji berries are considered a "superfood", which is just lingo for being amazingly good for you. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants. According to one study, goji berries may even promote healthy eyes, and are also very beneficial for your skin.
We can't forget the strawberries. This common fruit is full of vitamin C, promotes healthy teeth, and may also reduce the risk of heart attacks.
You can count on this strawberry matcha smoothie being full of protein, too, since the heart of it cashew milk. Cashew milk my favorite smoothie base because it is so creamy. (It's actually my favorite nut milk to cook with and just straight up drink!)
- 2 cups of cashew milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ⅓ cup of goji berries
- 1 tablespoon of matcha
- Blend together the ingredients.
- Pour into a glass or to-go bottle.
- Sip (or chug) away!
A little maple syrup can be added if you desire sweeter smoothie.