Last week I shared my healthy, dairy-free version of the infamous Shamrock Shake. And for St. Patrick’s Day I thought it would be fun to offer up another virtuous Shamrock Shake recipe from my good friend, Hannah. Her matcha smoothie recipe (a.k.a. a green tea smoothie) gets its vibrant hue from matcha powder, which is easier to locate than you might imagine. While shopping with her one day in New York, we wandered into some Asian markets, and every single one carried various brands of this versatile ingredient. Even my local grocer has an option in the Asian section. Of course, you can always order matcha (green tea) powder online, too.
But only Hannah would have the culinary genius to spike a matcha smoothie recipe with pure peppermint extract:
Keep in mind, this matcha smoothie is a great pick-me-up from St. Patrick’s Day right on through spring and summer. Green tea is known for its anti-inflammation powers and as an excellent source of antioxidants. Plus, it’s a great natural source of energy-boosting caffeine!