Matcha Gotcha

Hey folks! My friend and fellow health coach, Andi Smith, has created this delicious smoothie recipe, and oh does it looks divine!

Enjoy 🙂

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Guest Post by Andi Smith Wellness:

Matcha is a powdered green tea with a smooth, frothy texture. It’s perfect as a warm drink on its own or a delicious ingredient in smoothies. What makes matcha stand out amongst other green teas is that the whole leaf is consumed, maximizing the amount of vital nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. A few of the amazing health benefits include lowering blood pressure, balancing blood sugar, boosting your immune system.

My Matcha Gotcha is the perfect thing for increasing your immunity in order to protect against colds this season.

 Recipe: (serves 1)

  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 3-5 leaves of romaine
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (pea protein and/or fermented protein)
  • 1-2 teaspoon matcha
  • 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • handful of ice
  • top with goji berries

Directions:

Blend everything together, except goji berries, until smooth. Top with goji berries and enjoy!

About Andi Smith

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Andi Smith is a certified recreational therapist, wellness coach, certified culinary nutrition expert, and food photographer. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating new recipes, helping people meet their health goals, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Lucy. She educates people on how to implement realistic habits into their daily lives to increase their energy and overall health. Follow her on Twitter or check out her website at AndiSmithWellness.com.

 

The Kiwi Kick!

TheKiwiKickGreen smoothies don’t have to be boring or taste like a garden! The Kiwi Kick is packed full of nutrients, vitamins, greens, and healthy fats that will provide your mind and body with a steady stream of energy throughout the morning, and keep you satisfied until lunch. Even better, the ginger, cayenne pepper, chia seeds, and greens work to eliminate toxins from the body.

Yes, please!

The Kiwi Kick:

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen kiwi
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • 4 half pieces of walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

For an Optional Power Boost Add:

  • 1 scoop plant based protein powder (Non-GMO please!)
  • 1 teaspoon of chlorella powder which alkalizes the body, resulting in more oxygen giving you better skin, easier weight loss, and more energy.

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients into a blender, pour into your favorite smoothie glass, and enjoy.

Cheers!

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