Matcha Tahini Green Smoothie
Make your morning green with my Matcha Tahini Green Smoothie. I've been getting a huge dose of greens lately, blending up two and sometimes three green juices a day. Yet sometimes I crave more than just green juice! If you're a smoothie lover with a taste for the greens, you'll love boosting up your mornings and post-workout with this luscious green smoothie.
And I have an obsession with tahini. I'll add it to anything I can add it to, and it works so well in green smoothies. If you get unsalted fresh tahini butter, you're in for a treat.
Also, during the past three weeks I've completely cut all sugars. That means: no bananas, honey, dates, maple syrup, and pretty much all fruit -- except a green apple here and there.
It's been green juice after green juice, day in, day out. I blend up celery, kale, spinach, lettuce, cucumber, green apple. Could I take yet another good-for-you green juice? I want a creamy treat, but with kicking the sugar habit, what kind of smoothie could I make?
Plus, I want matcha on the daily. So I thought to create a green smoothie that has both matcha and greens in it, adding tahini right into the mix. If you have an avocado, it's a great healthy fat addition to replace the sugary banana.
MATCHA TAHINI GREEN SMOOTHIE
2 cups cold filtered water
1 cup cold fresh coconut water
1 large bunch of organic kale
1/2 head organic romaine lettuce
3 stalks of organic celery, chopped
2 green apples, cored + chopped
1/2 organic cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup of parsley
juice 1 Meyer lemon/or regular lemon
2 spoonfuls tahini butter
1 tablespoon matcha powder (Japanese green tea powder)
1/2 avocado (optional)
dash of cinnamon
dash of turmeric
stevia, to taste
1 scoop plant-based protein powder
In a high-speed blender, pour filtered water, coconut water and lemon juice into blender.
Add chopped green apple, celery, kale, romaine lettuce, cucumber, and parsley, and turn on low speed to chop, then high speed to liquify.
Add all remaining ingredients: tahini butter, matcha, cinnamon, turmeric, avocado, and blend.
If the mixture is too thick, add more water.
Add stevia, to taste.
Pour into a cold Mason jar or glass and enjoy.