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Healthy Shamrock Shake: Minty Matcha

minty matcha shake

minty matcha shake

If you love Shamrock Shakes this time of year, give this healthy-makeover, antioxidant infused green tea version a try. The bright green color is not from food coloring or even spinach or greens, but rather from matcha, aka green tea powder. This frosty cool shake is the perfect way to treat yourself. Feel good sipping this shake since matcha is loaded with green tea antioxidants and there is not any ice cream or dairy in this energizing recipe. Plus get a boost of green tea caffeine for a slight energy burst. Get info on matcha and get my minty matcha shake recipe..

Curious to learn more about matcha?
Get the facts here! You can even try out some matcha muffins, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.

Minty Matcha Shamrock Shake
vegan, serves 1-2

2 frozen bananas
2-3 drops peppermint extract
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1/2 cup frozen honeydew melon (adds frosty iciness + sweetness!)
1/2 – 3/4 cup soy milk, vanilla

optional: swirl of soy whip on top and green sprinkles
optional superfood add-ins: chia seeds or spirulina powder

To Make: Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender. Start with 1/2 cup on soy milk. If you do not have a high speed blender you may need a few more splashes of soy milk to get your blend moving.

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Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life. Get Kathy’s book, 365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health With a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies, available on Amazon.

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