Matcha Green Tea Protein Bowl

As promised, here is another recipe for my favorite Chia Protein Bowls! This new concoction blends matcha green tea, vanilla protein powder, chia pudding and frozen bananas to make an insanely smooth, delicious, and energizing protein bowl. 

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If you haven't tried matcha, I highly suggest you give it a go! Matcha is a form of green tea that is made by grinding specially grown green tea leaves into a fine powder. Amongst its many health benefits, Matcha

  • Is packed with antioxidants
  • Contains an antioxidant called EGCg which has been recognized for its cancer-fighting properties.
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Is a natural source of energy that doesn't come with crashes or jitters
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

 

Ingredients

    2-3 cups Almond Milk 

    2 tbsp Chia Seeds

    1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

    1/2 Frozen Banana

    1/2-1 cup of Spinach

    1/4 tsp Almond Extract

    1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Optional Toppings

    Banana 

    Sliced Almonds

    Coconut chips

    Granola

Directions

    Pour the chia seeds into a bowl and mix in the almond milk, extracts, and cinnamon. Refrigerate the seeds for at least 30 min until the seeds turn into a gelatinous mixture. Once the seeds have coagulated, pour them into a blender and add the frozen raspberries and protein powder. If you prefer a mixture that is more like a smoothie then add extra almond milk. Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency and enjoy :)