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July 6, 2014 by Leanne Vogel November 16, 2017Add this green super ingredient to your next smoothie and ditch the bloat, burn 10 times the calories and boost energy. No dark leafy greens required. I was in the mall last week frantically searching for a 25th birthday present for my little sister when I got distracted by Teavana and bought 500 grams of the newest summer teas (for myself). As I was leaving, the Teavana chick asked me if I wanted a free drink. Free is awesome. Of course I said YES! She added mango, green powder and ice to the blender. 30 seconds later, I’m sipping on a tall, cool glass of green magic. Sans actual greens. “This is too good – it can’t be good for me.” I affirm. “It’s matcha!” she replies. What’s a matcha? It’s ground green tea leaf and iiiiiit’s the best thing since… since… I discovered you can use blended cauliflower as the cream for chicken pot pie. 5 reasons why you need to get on the matcha train with me:: It revs up your metabolism + burns fat. It heats up the body’s furnace to naturally burn calories at a faster rate (spinach? Doesn’t do this) It purges the chemicals. By mega dosing your system with chlorophyll (the blood of plants) It keeps you calm. Relaxes the brain but keeps you alert. That same feeling you get after a power nap… all the time. It makes you beautiful. Or, at least fights all the major causes of aging with mega antioxidant POWER that’s 20x stronger than pomegranate and 60x stronger than spinach. It provides clean energy. Increases performance up to 24%. … and it’ll make your smoothies green. Just like kale or spinach or mustard greens would do… only matcha is even MORE powerful. Snacking on tea leaves just got real.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.