This Mint Matcha Smoothie is filled to the brim with green powered goodness! Not only is this smoothie packed with an incredible amount of antioxidants from the matcha green tea for your health, but its taste is also amazingly refreshing!
Do not underestimate the power of this Mint Matcha Green Tea Smoothie for fat burning and weight loss!
There are many incredible health benefits of matcha. A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming green tea increased your body’s rate of burning calories from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditure.
Exercising right after drinking matcha green tea was found to result in 25% more fat burning during exercise in another study.
The mint added to this matcha smoothie can stimulate your digestive enzymes to help absorb the nutrients and fat from the smoothie, turning them into usable energy rather than being stored and contributing to your weight gain(1).
The pear adds sweetness without causing a blood sugar spike, and the chia seeds are an excellent source of protein and fiber, both of which are weight loss friendly nutrients.
This is an easy, healthy breakfast that is sure to keep you full and energized all morning!
Prep Time: 5 minutes Serves: 1
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ pear, seeded
- ½ avocado
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1½ cups of unsweetened almond milk
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp raw honey (optional for added sweetness)
- Place all ingredients into a blender starting with the spinach.
- Blend until smooth.