Smoothies are supposed to be smooth, and they also o need to be super refreshing. Like making flavored snow, smoothies are all about the texture. The flavor can be anything you want.
Of course, all smoothies are lovely, but they can also be healthy. That’s the case with today’s green tea smoothie. Creamy, with a mild sweetness and a gorgeous pale green color, this beauty is delicious at any time of day, and it’s ready in ten minutes or less.
The first thing you want to have is matcha tea. Matcha is finely powdered green tea leaves and it’s a Japanese specialty. This is one of the healthiest superfoods in the world for its insane levels of antioxidants that protect you from oxidative stress and premature aging. Still, it’s also quite tasty — herbal freshness in every sip.
Although matcha can be expensive, you’ll be pleased to know you only need a teaspoon for each glass of tea or, in this case, of smoothie. A 100gr bag of matcha can last up to a month, even if you drink it daily.
We’re also using milk and condensed milk. Regular milk will add fluidness, and the sweetened condensed milk will bring both sweetness and thickness to our drink. This also means we don’t need to add extra sugar. You might think that much dairy will make your smoothie too creamy, but once you blend it with a cup of ice, things will balance out.
Remember to have a powerful blender in hand. Not all commercial blenders can deal with ice, but if yours can, you’re in for a treat. You can make yourself all sorts of icy drinks that are often better than the ones you overpay at your local coffee shop.
Now that I’ve said all there is to say about today’s recipe, it’s time to make ourselves a healthy and delicious green drink. By the way, a few tablespoons of whipped cream will give your smoothie the final touch — a picture-perfect green tea smoothie right there. What’s not to love?
In a blender, add the ice, matcha, milk and condensed milk. Blend in pulses. If the blender gets stuck, add a splash of milk or half and half.
Pour in a glass and top with whipped cream.