5 Reasons Why This Nutrition Educator No Longer Likes Leafy Greens in Her Smoothies (psst, it burns 10x the calories!) + a “Green” Smoothie recipe

Tummy-Tamer-Matcha-Mango-SmoothieAdd 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!

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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.

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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.

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Tummy Tamer Matcha Mango Smoothie
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Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 1
 
Add 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.
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your high-powered blender in the order they are listed.
  2. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. Transfer to a glass, adorn with a glass straw and enjoy!

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If you’ve tried matcha before, what did you think of it? Did you know it was THIS powerful?

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  1. So excited to see this new smoothie. I’ve been on the lookout for a new green juice since reading how goitrogens (I’ve probably spelled that wrong) are not good if you have thyroid concerns. The kale/spinach/chard mix I’ve been juicing gives me a good jolt of energy but is probably messing my body up more. May be time to switch from juice to smoothie. Thanks Leanne.

    • Just tried this and I’m giving it a big thumbs up. My 8 year old isn’t quite sure how he feels about it… His opinion goes back and forth on every taste. I think he’ll be won over though. Would this be ok to drink as an everyday smoothie? I’ve been doing my own version of intermittent fasting, where I stop eating at 6pm and have a juice to break my fast at 10am. I like that this has all the power of greens and chia for protien. I know there are many great drinks I can make but if I have something this easy and tasty, it makes it that much easier to stick to my plan.

      Also, I know you’ve been asking people, so I just wanted to let you know that my computer does freeze up on your site, not for long periods of time but I can’t scroll from the top to the bottom of a page without it happening.

  2. I never would have thought of putting Matcha in my smoothies, I’ve only ever drank it as a hot tea drink. And mango is one of my favorites, I’m going to have to try this one.

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