Welcome to my newest Smoothie Obsession of the Week ™: Matcha Collagen Smoothie!
Matcha Collagen Smoothie Ingredients
I definitely feel late to the bandwagon, but I finally broke down and bought some matcha powder last week at Publix (link to the one I got!) and it was so worth it. I was always a little hesitant to drop $15 on a small tin of tea, but when you take into consideration one matcha latté is like $6, you definitely get your money’s worth out of buying the pure powder. Also, if you choose to buy a different brand, just make sure it’s pure matcha with no added junk and sugar. Matcha is part of the green tea family, and has SO many health benefits for you.
- Full of anti-oxidants
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxes your body naturally
- Moderate levels of caffeine boost energy, concentration, and memory
- Fortifies your immune system
The taste is earthy and vegetative, which is why the tsp. of honey is recommended, but don’t worry- this is delicious!
I can not recommend this enough. It is the one and only product I have on Amazon subscribe-and-save because I can’t live without it. Two scoops of this protein powder have 20g of protein and only 70 calories, plus it is tasteless. I even stir it into my coffee as a “creamer”! I always always always have two scoops in the morning just because the protein helps keep my appetite and energy levels in check all morning. As the name implies, another major benefit of collagen is that it improves your hair, skin, nails, joints, and tendons.
I’m also new to the flaxseed bandwagon! It always felt like something foofy and extra, but they are actually so cheap at the grocery store (and worth it!) for something touted as “one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet”. Flaxseeds have:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids
- Lignans, which have estrogen and antioxidant qualities, (flaxseeds are known to benefit women in their first half of their menstrual cycle! Too learn more, read up on seed cycle syncing here.)
- Known to fight heart disease and cancer
We only use 1/4 of an avocado so the calories aren’t off-the-charts, but you still get the creaminess and all these good benefits:
- Heart-healthy fats
- Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, B6, and Vitamin E
Since this smoothie is really mild in flavor, a little pinch of cinnamon is going to go a long way in the flavor department. It’s just so good and warming in the mornings! Cinnamon is also full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and is known to lower your blood sugar.
And last but not least, we can’t have a smoothie without low-calorie, dairy-free almond milk!
- 1 Tbsp. flaxseed
- 1 tsp. pure matcha powder
- 2 scoops collagen peptides (or other unflavored protein powder)
- ¼ avocado
- 1 tsp. honey
- Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add everything to a blender with a few ice cubes and blend on high for 15 seconds until smooth.