This smoothie is really a cross between iced green tea and a green tea milkshake. If it isn’t sweet enough for your tastebuds, add another 1 to 2 Tbsp (15 to 30 mL) agave nectar. Matcha green tea powder is the entire green tea leaf that has been ground to a very fine consistency, resulting in higher concentrations of antioxidants. It is used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and added to ice cream and sweets.
1 cup (250 mL) organic skim milk
1 tsp (5 mL) matcha green tea powder
1 Tbsp (15 mL) agave nectar or to taste
1 cup (250 mL) frozen mango chunks, available in the frozen food section
In a blender, whirl together the skim milk, matcha green tea powder, agave nectar, and frozen mango chunks until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Serves 2.
Each 1 cup (250 mL) serving contains:
116 calories; 5 g protein; 0.15 g total fat (0.05 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 25 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fibre; 70 mg sodium
source: “Summer Drinks“, alive #310, August 2008