Mango Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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Energize your morning with this creamy mango match smoothie bowl.

Matcha is a form of powdered green tea, which you may have heard me rave about on instagram or in prior posts (like my original matcha smoothie bowl recipe). 

I personally love to include it in my diet, as I find it helps me focus, but in a calm (not wired/jittery) way. Not to mention, all the antioxidants and metabolism-boosting benefits! 

Matcha Tea Benefits  

Stress Reduction: Despite having a small amount of caffeine, matcha tea is calming on the body (versus coffee, which can increase your anxiety and give you the jitters). Studies show matcha tea assists in reducing physiological and psychological stress. 

Antioxidant Protection: Antioxidants can protect your body from free radical damage, help reverse the effects of inflammation, and perhaps even aid in cancer prevention. Matcha tea is extremely high in antioxidants. One of the most powerful antioxidants unique to green tea is EGCG. A 2003 University of Colorado study found that drinking 1 cup of matcha green tea has 137 times the amount of antioxidant EGCG compared to a conventional cup of green tea, however other tests have suggested a more modest benefit, of only about 2-3 times the amount found in regular green tea. 

Weight Loss: The same powerful antioxidant, EGCG, that may offer disease prevention, also supports a healthy metabolism, which can aid in weight loss. A 2005 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that participants who drank green tea extract daily dropped almost twice as much weight in 12 weeks as participants who didn’t.

Try this Mango Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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Mango Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Smoothie Bowl
  2. 1 cup baby spinach or butter lettuce
  3. 3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  4. ½ cup coconut water or water
  5. 1 frozen banana
  6. ½ avocado
  7. 1 cup fresh or frozen mango
  8. juice of 1 lime
  9. 2 ice cubes
  10. 1 tsp. Matcha Powder
  11. 1/8 tsp. vanilla
Toppings (Choose 3 favorites)
  1. Sliced strawberries
  2. Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  3. Blackberries
  4. Diced mango
  5. Sliced banana
  6. Dried coconut flakes
  7. Dried Goji Berries
  8. Cacao Nibs
  9. Nuts
  10. Seeds
Instructions
  1. Place all superfood smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Top with your favorite toppings.
Maria Marlowe http://mariamarlowe.com/
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