Banana, Almond Milk, and Matcha Energizing Smoothie

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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
161
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).

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.9%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
106µg
12%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.1%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
6mg
29%
Vitamin K
25µg
31%
Calcium
487mg
49%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
65µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
53mg
13%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
140mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
668mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13%
Sodium
174mg
7%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.1%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.8%

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