* Matcha Green Tea Drink *

Recipe Link:  http://newhope360.com/recipes/matcha-green-tea-drink
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Serves:  2

For a cleansing alternative to your morning coffee, this ultralight smoothie combines avocado’s healthy monounsaturated fats with green tea’s anti-inflammatory actions.  Add grated ginger to boost digestion and increase circulation.  If you can’t find matcha, grind green tea leaves in a spice mill or coffee grinder.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cups baby spinach leaves (loosely packed )
1/2 avocado (cubed)
1-2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
1/2 cup crushed ice
Raw unfiltered honey, agave, or stevia (to taste)

PREPARATION:

In a blender, combine almond milk, spinach, avocado, and matcha powder.  Purée until smooth.  Add ice and purée again until smooth and creamy.

Sweeten to taste and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info (per serving assuming 1 teaspoon honey):
118 cal, 5g fat (3g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 3g protein, 12g carb, 4g fiber, 194mg sodium

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