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Matcha Mango Smoothies

Looking to boost the flavor and nutrition of your breakfast smoothie? Try adding green tea to the mix. Simply use brewed and chilled green tea in place of some of the liquid like soymilk or juice. Or, blend matcha tea powder into your favorite smoothie. Matcha is powdered whole leaf Japanese green tea. Only a small amount of the high quality tea is needed to impart the flavor and color of green tea to smoothies. Here’s a simple green tea smoothie recipe made with matcha tea.

Matcha Mango Smoothies
1 1/4 cups mango chunks
1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk or low-fat milk
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon matcha tea powder
1/2 cup ice cubes
Honey or agave syrup (optional)

Add mango, soymilk, yogurt and matcha tea powder to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness. Add honey or agave syrup if needed; cover and blend to combine. Pour into 2 glasses.

Makes 2 servings (1 1/4 cups each)

Tip: Adding too much matcha tea can result in a bitter flavor. Start with a small amount of matcha and adjust according to taste.

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