Want an energizing smoothie that doesn't have a lot of sugar? Try a low carb keto matcha green tea smoothie with no added sugar to give you a boost.
I've had a bag of matcha green tea in my refrigerator for a few months. I use it occasionally to make a mock green tea vanilla latte. However, I haven't had one in a while.
Looking to use up the matcha powder, I figured I'd try a new low carb drink. This time, I opted to make a keto matcha green tea smoothie.
To thicken up the smoothie, I added in some chia seeds. As the seeds absorb the liquid, the smoothie will thicken.
I love regular green tea, but it took me a long time to try matcha. My first taste was in green tea ice cream which is traditionally made with matcha to get the bright green color.
I've made green tea ice cream with regular tea bags. However, it doesn't have the same taste as those made with matcha powder.
That's why I finally broke down and ordered matcha. So far, the quick latte is what I've been using it for. And, now I have a great recipe for a low carb matcha green tea smoothie.
Matcha tea has a lot of benefits, more than regular green tea. The reason is because the tea it's made from the whole leaf. Therefore, there are more antioxidants.
I hope to work on a low carb green tea ice cream made with matcha this summer. Last year, I did make an attempt, but it froze really hard and it wasn't as creamy as I would have liked.
After my failed attempt at matcha ice cream, I didn't have time to experiment with it more. However, I'm hoping to take off some time from work this summer to catch up on my "to do" list.
Low Carb Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
- 5 drops vanilla stevia drops
- 2 tablespoons plain whole milk Greek yogurt use coconut cream for dairy free
- ¼ teaspoon glucomannon or xanthan gum (optional thickeners)
- ¼ cup crushed ice optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. I find that a stick blender works best and is the easiest to clean.
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 107 [carbohydrates] => 7 [protein] => 6 [fat] => 6 [saturated_fat] => 1 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 3 [monounsaturated_fat] => 2 [cholesterol] => 4 [sodium] => 129 [potassium] => 118 [fiber] => 6 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 400 [vitamin_c] => 0.8 [calcium] => 450 [iron] => 1.4 [serving_unit] => cup )
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