Lauren's Morning Matcha

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Guys, swap your coffee for matcha AND get your greens in all before 9AM.  This good mood smoothie is light, minty-fresh, rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins.  I love that it's packed with antioxidants (catechains), boots metabolism and burns calories. 

Craving a different kind of buzz?  Matcha contains caffeine and works just like coffee, however, matcha contains a different type of caffeine unlike regular coffee. This unique form of caffeine is called “theophylline” that increases endurance and energy levels without causing any side effects. Drinking matcha tea enables the slow release of “theophylline” thereby maintaining hormonal levels and supporting the function of adrenal glands. 

Lauren's Morning Matcha
1 cup unsweetened milk of choice (we love almond)
1/2 frozen banana
1.5 handfuls of spinach
1 sm. cucumber
5-10 mint leaves
1/2 - 1" knob of ginger
1 tbsp matcha powder
Ice

Blend well and drink up!  Toppings count and make you feel you're eating a little something, too.  I love this one with just a bit of cacao nibs.