For a nutritious breakfast and a blast of antioxidants, try a green tea smoothie with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
I’ve been making smoothies for years, and have tried many different recipes. After many attempts, I’ve finally created my favorite smoothie recipe.
I found that the key is to use frozen berries instead of ice. Ice waters down a smoothie making it lose a lot of its flavor. The frozen berries act as ice to chill the smoothie and give it a nice texture.
My second piece of advice is to use yogurt instead of milk. Yogurt gives your smoothie an extra boost of probiotics from the good bacteria. It also gives the smoothie a creamier texture than milk.
I like to use plain yogurt, because I think most of the flavor and sweetness should come from the fruit. Besides, large amounts of sugar are added to flavored yogurts, in addition to many other ingredients such as starches and gelatins.
Now, my latest addition and the best ingredient of all is the matcha green tea powder. A regular smoothie for breakfast already includes a great deal of antioxidants and probiotics, so adding green tea powder makes it that much better. It also gives you some caffeine, so there is no need for coffee!
The following is my smoothie recipe. It makes 2 servings, 6 oz. each. I hope you enjoy it!
1/2 cup of frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries)
4 medium frozen strawberries
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
I’ve also tried frozen bananas and mango. Experiment with what you like! There might be a different combination of fruit and/or fruit juices that better suit your taste.
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