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
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
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