Making a smoothie is a science and an art form. You have to be able to mix fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals in the exact quantities that will be appreciated by both your immune system and taste buds. Which is exactly why I wanted to present My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie!
It’s a bold claim, but this is possibly the best way to flood the body with micronutrients in under 100 calories! Yup, it’s that good. Now let me explain how to make it and why to make it with the below recipe that makes 2 servings and tastes insane!
How to Make: My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie
Ingredients: My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie
- 1 small apple
- 1 kiwi fruit
- 2 Carrots
- 80g of Kale
- 15g (or thumb-sized piece) of raw ginger
- 3 table spoons of lemon juice
- 100ml of apple juice
- 100mg of green tea powder
- 1 table spoon of chia seeds is a nutrient-dense “sprinkle”
Method: My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie
- I choose to chop up the kiwi, carrots and apple to make it easier on my blender blades.
- Once done, take all in the ingredients and place in your blender
- Next, add the fruit juice (apple and lemon) be sure to blend again until smooth.
- Worth noting is all of this is great with crushed ice and can be made into an iced cone
Nutritionals: My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie
- Calories: 97
- Fat: 0.8g
- Protein: 2.2g
- Carbohydrates: 17.3g
- High in potassium, vitamin C, iron and vitamin A
Why Make: My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie
Our food is now becoming far more calorie dense and far less nutrient dense.
(Again) a bold claim I know! But whilst there are too many nutrients to name specifically (and too many studies to quote), it’s important to note that high calorie diets can lead to nutrient deficiency or a new form of malnutrition as described by the Journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
This essentially leaves you overfed and undernourished!
Which is why I created My Green Tea Superpowered Smoothie. Packed with foods that are equally packed with enzymes, vitamins and minerals, the proverbial cherry on top is green tea. Now there are many variations and some people prefer matcha green tea powder because some studies show its higher in antioxidants and the natural occurring chemical compound known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG for short).
Linked to a long list of health benefits, a 12-week study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that overweight subjects who drank green tea before exercise enjoyed an increased rate of burning fat. Important to note is this didn’t simply rev up the metabolism (like some thermogenics and fat burners on the market) but instead helped it work more efficiently. Research published in the International Journal of Obesity concluded, “Epigallocatechin gallate has a small positive effect on weight loss and weight maintenance” due to its ability to encourage the body to use our fat as a source of energy.