This antioxidant-rich smoothie is the perfect refreshing beverage day or night to revitalize and boost the immune system.
Getting your daily dose of fruits and veggies can be a tough task. That’s why a quick smoothie is the ultimate way to load up on superfoods that balance the body. You can think of it as a jumpstart that’s both convenient and delicious. Possibly the best part of a smoothie is the peace of mind in knowing you’re reaping the benefits of the entire fruit or vegetable – including the healthy and filling fiber.
The trick to creating a smoothie that tastes great is balancing fruit and vegetables for a smooth, refreshing flavor. Pineapple offers sweet and tangy notes that complement the bitter flavor of kale and spinach. Banana and almond milk make the smoothie creamy without being too thick.
Tip: Frozen fruits like pineapple make this smoothie refreshingly cool without being watered down by ice. Frozen banana also works.
Detox with Matcha
Matcha tea is infused into this vibrant smoothie, offering up heavy metal cleansing properties. This is thanks to its rich chlorophyll content that does the heavy lifting of detoxifying the body of impurities.
Matcha also contains the amino acid L-theanine, providing calm energy without the jitters of coffee. The result? A great de-stressing beverage to help you unwind rather than rev up.
Kale and spinach are loaded with antioxidants like Quercetin and Kaempferol, combatting free radical damage in the body. These leafy greens are also high in iron.
Pineapple is not only a source of vitamin-C but also contains bromelain– a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme that can help relieve pain associated with inflammation. Pineapple’s high vitamin-C also pulls double duty by increasing the absorption of iron from the kale and spinach. (1)
Banana is known for its high potassium, a mineral essential to heart health, but this fruit is also a source of folate, calcium, and magnesium.
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 packets Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 1 cup spinach
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Pour and enjoy right away!