Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

Fat Burner Smoothie

Matcha green tea is not only packed with antioxidants but has been shown to help boost metabolism and weight loss. This thick shake is a great pick-me-up for a breakfast or before a workout. Using frozen banana and watermelon give this smoothie a deliciously thick, creamy texture. You don’t have to buy a whole watermelon for this; simply buy little tubs of chopped prepared watermelon and freeze in advance. This is a very thick, almost pudding-like smoothie that is delicious eaten with a spoon. If you can’t find matcha green tea powder, soak a couple of green tea bags in a little hot water overnight then add the liquid to the smoothie.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves 1

Ingredients
100g watermelon, chopped
1 small banana, chopped
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
250ml unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop (30g) vanilla protein powder

Method
Place the watermelon and banana into the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours (or overnight) until frozen.

Place the remaining ingredients in a blender and process briefly. Add the frozen fruit and process again to form a thick smoothie.

Per serving: 295 kcal; 27.8g protein; 5.2g fat, 0.2g saturated fat; 39.6g carbohydrates; 27g sugars