Banana, Almond Milk, and Matcha Energizing Smoothie

Banana, Almond Milk, and Matcha Energizing Smoothie
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Romaine is not the boring ingredient many salad naysayers make it out to be. It contains many vitamins and nutrients including folate, which plays a role in energy and mood regulation.

Honey is a source of complex carbohydrates, fructose, glucose, and small amounts of sucrose, vitamins and minerals.

Almonds are highly nutritious, containing vitamins and essential minerals. They are also a rich source of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, which help to sustain energy throughout the day.

2
Servings
132
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 Cup romaine lettuce
  • 2 Cups almond milk
  • 1-2 Teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1-2 Teaspoon honey

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. I love this smoothie because it’s one of many takes on a green tea latte. The matcha powder is smooth, earthy, and slightly bitter, and balances beautifully with sweet bananas and honey. If you don’t have matcha powder on hand, brew two cups of green tea and chill in the fridge, Use this in place of the almond milk and then throw in ¼ cup of almonds (or the nut of your choice).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
20g
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
562µg
80%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin E, added
6mg
40%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
103µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
419mg
42%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
138µg
5%
Folate, total
143µg
36%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
77mg
11%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
156mg
10%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
273g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Banana Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Banana Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.