Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

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Pretty much sums up how I’m feeling right now.

Good morning, darlings! I am literally so sore from my intense workout yesterday, and on top of that went to Sarah’s boot camp this morning, which she deemed “not so intense” while R and I gave her the side eye. Even after having a special moment with my foam roller last night (also giving me an excuse to vacuum the living room rug), my legs are still wicked sore. When your workouts include doing anything “to failure” (in this case it was shoulder press and burpees – and let’s hope it doesn’t snow a lot because these shoulds won’t be lifting much in the next few days) it’s pretty intense, at least in my opinion. πŸ˜‰ However, it felt GREAT (as per usual, I feel like Queen of the Bros after any of Sarah’s classes). I’ve been going to these fitness classes for almost two years, but have really amped my game up over the past year or so and it’s incredible to think of how far I’ve come. I couldn’t hold a plank for a minute when I first started, and I would quit halfway through our HIIT cardio drills. Now I think of how strong I’ve become, and I’m not ashamed to admit I’m really proud of myself! I really wish I was more of a douche bag and snapped more gym selfies in the past, because I would love to show you guys a “gun-show” comparison (don’t worry though, my bro-y douchiness starts now because I was feelin’ myself so much this morning I cracked and posted one on Insty – don’t judge me too hard! Haha!). πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› I am really proud of all of my hard work, though.

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Which way to the gym, bro? I am feelin’ super strong today! Woo!

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Britney knows.

Anyway, the actual reason for this post is not to make my arm sore from patting myself on the back, but to share with you an AMAZING matcha smoothie creation that is the perfect post-workout treat (or just anytime treat – I often make myself smoothies for dessert if I’m concerned about how much protein I’ve ingested that day/I just want one). Ever since I picked up some matcha, I’ve been heming and hawing on what to do with it, and I came up with this simple, fresh and delicious green tea protein smoothie. No lie – it tastes exactly like green tea ice cream! Yum.

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The ingredients for L’s Matcha Green Tea Smoothie: banana, protein, matcha, almond milk & ice. So simple.

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • a handful of ice cubes

Directions

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy! πŸ˜€

*Side note: Vega (my new fave vegan protein powder) makes their protein powder in a box of 10 individually sealed single-serve packets. It’s a great way to try out a new flavor. Instead of being stuck with a 1 lb tub of protein, you can sample it – or if you don’t like it, give it away. Plus it’s packable for travel! Woohoo! It’s a win-win.

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L’s Matcha Green Tea Smoothie – YUMMMM.

It’s always fun to try out new protein smoothie creations. The matcha is great flavor change up from the usual suspects (fruit, spices, etc). It was very refreshing and light, but still tasted creamy and dessert-worthy.Β Delicious! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. πŸ™‚

Also, in unrelated yet very exciting news: Bubbles and Booyah will be participating in Spring Break V!! In the words of my darling blog friend Aileen at Morsels and Moonshine, “Spring Break V is a collaborative project that is designed to showcase the best vegan blogs for spring break.” Woohooo! It starts March 22, 2015 and rages on for a full week until March 28, 2015, in which M&M will do features on posts from participating blogs on veganism and spring break. Get pumped – this is sure to be fun, and I am super stoked to be a part of it. πŸ˜€

spring breakI hope you guys all have a great day today – sending you lots of love! ❀

With warmth,

L

xoxox

15 thoughts on “Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

    • Dude, thanks! πŸ˜€ I’ve worked my butt off to get there!! You’ve gotta try matcha – it’s kinda pricey (in a “That costs HOW much?!” kinda way) but the good news is that you use so little (~1 tsp or so) per recipe (k, so that’s how I justified it in my mind). Anyway, the benefits are great (full of antioxidants) and the taste is phenom. I’m semi-obsessed with green tea ice cream and matcha drinks so I was like, “I must have this!”. In the protein smoothie recipe I’ve shared here, it’s great because it’s something different that the usual fruit/prots/spices/healthy seeds or nuts situation that is usually happening in my kitchen. I hope you enjoy it!! πŸ˜€

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  1. i agree with onehundredtwentythreedays, nice guns brah πŸ˜‰

    but serrrriously, woah dude, so jealous! i saw your insta this morning at work, and was like yiiiiikes my arm “work out” (pipetting πŸ˜‰ ) needs some help, i need to start your workout routine stat.

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    • Thanks brah! Sarah has been kicking my butt in upper body, and I am *finally* seeing the results from all of those days when it’s difficult to raise my arms above my head. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› All those push-ups, shoulder presses, TRX rows…killingggg ittttttt. *pow pow*

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