Are you in the mood for a totally-delicious green treat?! You can still get in on exciting “dessert-like” flavor, while providing your body with highly-nutritious ingredients that ultimately help increase energy, support mental focus, and promote overall wellness.
This filling, subtly-sweet, earthy, and flavorful Matcha Green Tea Shake recipe is the perfect way to get your matcha kick, while avoiding the extra sugar that come from matcha lattes at local coffee shops.
Blended with 310 Vanilla Shake, unsweetened almond milk, matcha powder, coconut meat, cashew butter, and a dash of sea salt, this rich, creamy shake tastes just like matcha ice cream or a coconut matcha latte! Packed with 23g of protein and 25g of heart-healthy fats, this shake is a fantastic way to fuel your body.
Keep on reading for some awesome health benefits of this yummy shake!
Superior Dessert-Like Flavor: 310 Vanilla Shake
To enhance and subtly sweeten the intense matcha flavor in this recipe, we use a scoop of 310 Vanilla Meal Replacement Powder. Not only does this creamy vanilla protein powder pair well with the other flavors in the shake, but it also adds essential macro and micronutrients that your body needs to function at its best.
310 Vanilla Shake contains three different types of plant-based proteins, a blend of vitamins and minerals, a mix of organic super greens, and probiotics to support immunity, digestion, and and overall health.
The blend of pea, brown rice, and hemp protein in this powder will not only help keep you satiated, but can also help to build or maintain lean muscle mass if fitness is one of your goals. Each serving of this shake powder contains 15g of high-quality protein. Plus, there are so many different ways to enjoy it… You can have this shake in place of a healthy meal, before or after a workout, or for a nutritious snack or dessert.
Along with the nutrient-packed plant protein, (which help contribute to the shake's 5g of fiber), there’s also a vitamin and mineral blend in every serving. This blend includes vitamin E, A, and D, and the minerals magnesium, calcium, and potassium – which can help support a strong immune system and bone health.
In addition, this meal replacement powder has a mix of organic super greens such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and spirulina to help you get a boost of micronutrients on a busy schedule. This is especially important If you have a hard time incorporating enough veggies into your diet; Plus, this shake can help supply your body with antioxidants and phytonutrients to ultimately help fight off sickness during cold and flu season.
310 Shakes also contain 1 billion CFU of probiotics – which help contribute to your gut's “good bacteria” to assist with proper function. Believe it or not, the health of your gut can affect the health of your entire body, which also includes your mental health. So, making sure your gut health is optimal is extremely important - A well-balanced, nutrient packed diet as well as probiotics can assist with this!
Antioxidant-Packed Green Tea: Matcha Powder
The next ingredient in this shake is, of course, matcha powder! Not only does this powder provide the shake with it's vibrant green color and earthy notes, but it also offers immense health benefits as well. Matcha tea is grown differently than other green tea, which gives it a more unique nutrient profile. In addition, matcha powder is made from crushing up entire tea leaves, creating an incredibly-concentrated, nutrient-dense powder – while regular green tea is made from simply steeping tea leaves.
The process of making matcha powder allows the tea to hold onto incredible amounts of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from free radicals and potentially help prevent some diseases. Plus, whether you’re a big matcha fan or new to this flavor, we can almost guarantee you’ll love the unique taste of this shake!
Subtly-Sweet Healthy Fat: Cashew Butter
Next, to add a “dessert-like” quality to this Matcha Green Tea Shake, we use a decadent nut butter… cashew butter. If you’re unfamiliar with this ingredient, cashew butter is a bit more subtle than other nut butters, but adds a thickness, creaminess, and subtle natural sweetness to this drink without over-powering the matcha flavor.
Not only will cashew butter add indulgent taste to your shake, but this nutritious nut butter has lots of healthy fats that support heart health and can even potentially help lower cholesterol if consumed along with a health-healthy diet. The protein, fiber, and fat in cashew butter all promote satiety, helping to keep you full for a longer period and keep your energy levels consistent throughout the day.
That, combined with the coconut meat in this recipe, (which is also another nutritious high-fat food), makes it a shake that will definitely satisfy your hunger pangs, and prevent you from reaching for unhealthy junk foods!
Ready to give this scrumptious, nutritious green shake a try? Check out the full recipe, below!
Matcha Green Tea Shake Recipe
Prep time: 3 minutes
Blend time:1 minute
Total time: 4 minutes
- 1 scoop 310 Vanilla
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 2 tbsp coconut meat
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- 1 dash sea salt
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 370 calories
- 19g carbs
- 10g net carbs
- 25g fat
- 23g protein
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