RECIPE: Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefit s of Matcha.
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Quick catch up.
What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x the antioxidants as green tea. Check, check.
So how do I get it? Well, since it’s all the rage at the moment, it’s either in stores (Trader Joe’s has it) or coming to a store near you. But you can buy it on line.  The trouble is finding a quality source. Be careful, most Match Lattes or Latte powder are loaded with sugar and dairy solids.  Best to get the pure matcha (a little bit goes a LONG way) and mix with ingredients you like.
Like this:
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IN A BLENDER COMBINE:
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 large frozen banana (or 1 small frozen)
1 to 2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 dashes of cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp matcha powder

RECIPE: Cardamon and Coffee Smoothie

My friend, neighbor and fellow new-mom loves cardamom.  She also loves coffee.  We both could used more Zzzz’z these days, but until then, we’ll caffeinate.  She’s been adding spices to her homemade baby food, and passed along some cardamom to help spice up my life.  So, I dedicate this cozy cup-a-joe to her.  Sam, save 5 bucks on your lattes for the Ivy League education! And consider this tasty treat instead. Can be served cold or hot, depending on your temperment.

In a blender combine:

1 cup Ice (skip if you’re going hot)

1/2 cup H2O (boiling hot water if you’re going hot bevy)

1/2 cup Almond milk

1/2-1 cup Coffee (room temp if you’re going cold bevy)

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Cardamom

Cardamon Coffee Smoothie