Matcha Green Tea Morning Smoothie

This smoothie was exactly what I needed this morning. After a weekend of partying and indulgences (who knew that 30th birthday parties were going to be my drunkest for a decade?!) I need a week of re-setting and re-balancing!

Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. An ancient Japanese traditional tea it is packed with antioxidants, can act to increase your metabolism, boost memory, concentration 

and 

performance! The super high chlorphyl levels in matcha (which give it it's green colour) can also help detoxify the body - as if we needed more reasons to drink this natural super food? It's expensive but you only need a small amount to reap the benefits. I love to use it in my morning green smoothie - the perfect wake up drink which I whiz together when I'm running late and need my morning coffee and breakfast rolled into one. 

I don't often make the same morning smoothie twice as I tend to mix and match with greens, fruit, nut milks, powders etc. depending on my mood and what is in my fridge. But this recipe is so delicious its been making the rounds a lot recently. I particularly love using romaine or iceberg lettuce in my smoothies like this one. Kale is great, but sometimes in a morning I want something a little softer? Trust me when I say although adding lettuce to your smoothie might sound weird, it is actually really delicious!

Lettuce also massively up's the nutrients in your smoothie - with romaine lettuce being an amazing source of protein (believe it or not, 17%!), calcium, omega 3's, vitamin A, B vitamins and minerals! Not to mention also being low in calories and full of water! Give this one a try next time you fancy something green and nourishing for breakfast.

Matcha Green Tea Morning Smoothie

Serves 1

To your blender add - 1/4 iceberg or romaine lettuce, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 chopped mango, 1/4 chopped cucumber, squeeze of lime juice, 1/2 cup of you favourite nut milk, 1 tsp matcha green tea powder and a squeeze of lime. Blend until smooth.