I consider this a healthier milkshake recipe because it has added protein, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners. The matcha has a nice, light earthy flavor that seems to be easier to digest with a longer lasting energy than traditional coffee. Now I will warn you, matcha does contain some caffeine so this is more of a morning/afternoon type of smoothie unless you can tolerate caffeine late at night. Who needs milk and ice cream when you can make a milkshake out of ingredients like bananas, dates, and cashews?
A healthy milkshake alternative, featuring organic matcha powder with added protein, healthy fats, and natural sweetener.
- 1 heaping Tbsp cashew butter (or 1/4 cup raw and soaked cashews)
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Pea Protein powder
- 2 dates (or alternative sweetener)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tsp Kiss Me Organics matcha powder
- 1/4 tsp maca (for a malty taste, optional)
Blend the water, hemp seeds and cashew butter/cashews until you get a milky consistency. Add in the protein powder, matcha, maca and dates and blend until smooth. Lastly add the frozen banana cut into chunks and ice and continue blending until you get the desired consistency. Add more sweetener or ice if necessary.
Calories 502, Protein 24 grams, Sugar 50 grams, Carbs 76 grams, Fat 15 grams, Fiber 8 grams