Sometimes you have no idea that certain delicious drink exists, and that is why you are free from craving it. Then one day, a well-meaning friend of yours suggests that you try Green Tea Frappuccino at Starbucks around the corner… The day you try Green Tea Frappuccino, also sometimes referred to as Green Tea Powder Smoothie or Matcha Smoothie, you are not going to be the same person anymore. You are going to crave this drink, because it is overwhelmingly delicious and extremely good for you. Well, let me stop right here. Matcha Tea is good for you if it is not overloaded with tons of sugar, syrup and whipped cream. Matcha tea is prepared from Matcha powder (or Green Tea Powder), which is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Because you basically drinking the tea made from green tea powder, you are consuming the whole green tea leaves with all its goodness. You may wonder why you should bother making your own Matcha Smoothie instead of just buying one. Here are the reasons why you may want to make Matcha Smoothie by yourself:
Reason# 1: To ensure that you are drinking the healthiest version of Matcha Smoothie. When you make your own Matcha Smoothie, you are in control. You can use finest Organic Matcha powder produced in Japan. You can make your drink not as sweet as the one you buy. You can choose to use organic milk. You can choose to use vanilla syrup in moderation. You can choose to skip having whipped cream on your drink.
Reason#2: To polish your skill of making Matcha Smoothie. Not only you are able to customize your drink, but you get to experiment, making different variations of Matcha Smoothie until you make it to perfection. Every time you have your drink, you may think “next time I should try using a little bit more of vanilla syrup” or “next time I may try using less ice”. One day you will come up with the perfect combination of all the ingredients and you may rightfully call Matcha Smoothie your signature drink. Your friends and your family will wait with great anticipation when they can try Green Tea Powder Smoothie prepared by you, next time they are visiting.
Reason#3: To save a fortune. Making your own Green Tea Powder Smoothie will help you to save big times. If you buy this drink, you are looking at paying around $5 every time you are in a mood for Matcha Smoothie. If you buy Green Tea Powder you may pay around $15 at once, but the can of Matcha will last you a while, even if you indulge into drinking your newly favorite drink daily. I am not even talking about the benefits of drinking Organic Match Tea on a regular basis. You may also want to invest in a quality bamboo whisk and cup for match preparation. With the amount of money you will save by making your own drink, it’s worth having your own Match preparation kit at home.
Here are the ingredients that you will need to make that perfect Green Tea Powder Smoothie:
Half of teaspoon of matcha powder;
Two ounces of hot water (turn your kettle off right before water boils);
Four ounces of milk;
Half a cup of ice (the cup that you will use to drink your Matcha Smoothie should be your measurement cup);
Two teaspoons of sugar;
One teaspoon of vanilla syrup.
Pour hot water into a cup to dissolve the matcha powder. Make sure you use special bamboo whisk to stir the mix until the powder dissolves. Add sugar, and after it dissolves add milk. Stir in the vanilla syrup. Transfer the mix into a blender and blend with the ice cubes. You may want to try different variations, and use almond or soy milk instead of cow milk. If, instead of blending the mix with ice, you pour the mix over ice in a glass you will have what is known Iced Green Tea Latte, instead of Matcha Smoothie, or Grean Tea Smoothie. If you wish you can top your Green Tea Smoothie with whipped cream to make it look even fancier.
Enjoy your drink without feeling guilty for breaking your budget. Moreover, rest assured that you are choosing a far healthier option of Green Tea Smoothie compare to the ones you usually buy.