This superfood smoothie packs a powerful antioxidant punch and has only 4.3g net carbs. It’s also exceptionally high in fat. And at over 250 calories in a serving, it almost makes for a whole meal. Drink it fresh or keep it in the fridge for one day maximum to preserve its antioxidant and nutrition benefits.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- ⅔ cup spinach
- ½ avocado, chopped
- ½ tsp Matcha green tea powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, sugar-free
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- 1 tbsp Swerve
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ⅔ cup water
- 1Combine all ingredients in a food blender.
- 2Blend on high speed until smooth.
- 3Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to a day.
As a general rule, fresh is best when it comes to smoothies. The fresher your smoothie, the higher its vitamin C and antioxidant content. However, your smoothie can still provide enough nutrition and health benefits for up to a whole day if stored in the fridge. That’s because the fibers that are blended into a smoothie slow down oxidation. Adding a couple of drops of lemon juice also helps. Look for any discoloration or changes in smell to tell if you’re smoothie has gone bad.
Green smoothies have grown in popularity over the past few years as healthier than fruit-based smoothies. They’re rich in antioxidants from the green vegetables and, in this smoothie recipe, Matcha tea powder. However, make sure to practice moderation with green smoothies since studies have found that drinking too much can lead to kidney stones and other problems. But taking two to three green smoothies weekly shouldn’t pose any health risks.