Matcha Green Tea Shake

Here is my recipe for a kick ass Match Green Tea Shake.  This will make a little more than 1 serving.  This will give you a really good start to any morning.  “Healthy” calories and a great boost from the green tea.  Plus it’s ULTRA easy to prepare.

Total calories approximately 283-300 calories. If you are trying to lose weight, you may want to use this as a meal replacement.

1 – 6oz container of vanilla yogurt. = 110 Calories
I use Yoplait; however any yogurt with active cultures/L Acidophilus is great.

1 – 6oz serving of slim milk. = 68 Calories
I just use the empty yogurt container to measure out the milk. Easy.

1 – Medium banana. = 105 Calories
You can use any fruit you like… I like bananas because of the potassium, etc… But blueberries ROCK also.

1 – 1/4 tsp of good quality Matcha Green tea powder. = Trace calories
I typically use 1-3 1/4 tsp scoops of Matcha; however, I really like green tea.
Soooo, you’ll need to start with 1 1/4 tsp— and add to taste.  You can find this tea at http://www.teavana.com

1 – Good handful of cubed ice. = No calories.
You may want to use more of less… The ice is just for coldness and consistency.

1 – Tablespoon of Agave Nectar = 60 Calories OPTIONAL
You can find this at any Whole Foods… Great substitute for sugar or Splenda.

Blend for about 45 seconds—until well blended. Enjoy.   Also, if you want a little extra “umph” into this concoction, try adding about 6oz of Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal.  I’ll update this post with new calorie counts shortly.  However, if you do this, I would recommend that this drink become more of a meal replacement.  Still, a very healthy start to a day.

-Will

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6 Responses to Matcha Green Tea Shake

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  2. Paul Kotta says:

    Hi William,

    This sounds like a delicious recipe — just what I was looking for. Thanks for posting it!

    Also, if you don’t mind, I’d like to share it with my own blog readers.

    Paul Kotta
    Mellow Monk’s Green Teas

  3. Paul… Thanks for your post. And, of course! You can share this recipe with anyone you want, post on your blog, etc, etc. All I “ask” is that you maybe post a link to my site on your post/blog. However, it’s up to you. I intend on posting to this site regularly— even doing audio/video podcasts about tea.

    Thanks and Enjoy,
    Will

  4. Yngve Hauge says:

    Hi,
    Seems like your visitor widget did miss my location by 540km (I’m located in Molde – still i Norway but almost as far west as you can come from Oslo) :-)

    I will post the recipe on my blog, and link back to you some time today. I need to get hold on some Matcha tea it seems – pops up all over the place.

    – Yngve

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  6. Dollie says:

    It’s spooky how clever some ppl are. Tashnk!

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