This green tea honeydew smoothie is loaded with the healing powers and health benefits of matcha! Light, sweet, and refreshing, it makes the perfect gluten-free, vegan power breakfast.
Hi and happy Sunday! How is your weekend going? Yesterday Alex and I went to a baby shower for some friends who are about to have twin boys. It was at Westchester Burger Co. and I basically stuffed myself with all the delicious things. This was our second coed baby shower this spring, and I have to say, I love the new twist on tradition. It’s so sweet to see the excitement (and nervousness) of the dads-to-be!
Tonight we are having a bunch of friends and their kids over for a casual early dinner. I was going to make meatballs, but Trish from Rhubarbarians recently left a lovely comment about how much she enjoyed these carrot and avocado tacos, so I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to make roasted veggie tacos instead. I’m going to pair them with a quinoa-corn salad (stay tuned for the recipe!) and strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert. Cue the food coma.
With such a busy
eating social calendar, I’m making an effort to keep my breakfasts light, healthy, and energizing. This week’s Smoothie Sunday recipe is for a green tea honeydew smoothie that I’ve been drinking pretty much nonstop since I first developed the recipe. I love it because it only uses half of a frozen banana instead of a whole one, and there are no other “heavy” ingredients (nut butter, maple syrup, etc.) that would add a lot of calories. The flavor is so sweet, juicy, and refreshing. Plus it’s loaded with all the health benefits of green tea, a powerful antioxidant.
I hope you have a relaxing night (I see House of Cards in my future) and don’t forget to check back later this week. I’ve got lots of delicious stuff in the works 🙂
Green Tea Honeydew Smoothie
This light, refreshing smoothie is loaded with antioxidants thanks to matcha (green tea powder). You can find it at most upscale grocery stores, like Whole Foods.
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- 1/2 large banana, peeled, frozen, and cut into chunks
- 3/4 cup diced honeydew melon
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach or kale
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon matcha (green tea powder)
- 4-5 large ice cubes
- Granola and extra diced honeydew, for serving (optional)
- Combine the banana, honeydew, almond milk, chia seeds, matcha, and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with some granola and diced melon, if desired.
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