The first time I heard about matcha tea was when my brother and his friends were raving about the energizing effects of the tea. I was impressed that such coffee junkies could be so impressed/converted by tea. Despite all the hype, I never really had to change to try it out. So, when Kiss Me Organics offered me the opportunity to try out their organic matcha tea, I was super excited.
Matcha tea is well-known for having numerous health benefits.Just like other green teas, it is a significant source of antioxidants. In fact, numerous epidemiological studies have noted an association between green tea consumption and decreased risk of cancer. Other studies have showed a significant relationship between green tea and lowered risk of atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. That isn’t to say that green tea is the cure all for everyone’s health problems, but it can’t hurt to incorporate some into your diet.
If you want a thinner smoothie, feel free to toss in a few ice cubes before blending. However, if you are like me, you prefer thick and creamy smoothies. Yum!Print
Start your morning off right with this delicious tropical smoothie with pineapple, coconut, and matcha green tea.
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk/cream
- 1 heaping cup chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/2–1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
- 1 banana
- Place all ingredients into blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled.
(Kiss Me Organics provided me with a free sample of matcha tea, however remarks in this post are all my own. Any products or services mentioned on my blog are ones that I personally believe would be beneficial for my readers.)