Hey there :)
A green smoothie without greens, yeah :) Yup. I don’t love kale in smoothies. It’s okay, like sometimes but it never feels like a treat to me. Just a practical way to veggie up your day if you somehow forgot to integrate them in your normal meals. But anyway I wanted to do a green smoothie.
So again here I come with something matcha-y and again because I am always careful with the dose it didn’t turn out as green as it could, admittedly. But I can’t help it, superdominant matcha flavor isn’t my thing so I go easy on it. But if you are into that stuff, go hard and matcha powder your smoothie up into a Kermit-the-frog-green color :)
This one is a nice small pick me up smoothie for the afternoon or great for an after sports-drink. It wakes you up thanks to the matcha and the banana and cashews in it will fill you up without stuffing you. If you use a frozen banana it also feels like you would sip on a milk shake which gives it a quite indulgent vibe ;) But of course this is also breakfast material. All in all pretty versatile in its use. Though I would want to eat it for dinner I think ;)
prep time: 5 minutes +++ yields: one big or two small servings
- 1/3 Cup cashews, preferably but not necessarily soaked
- 1 big ripe banana
- 90g / heaping 1/3 Cup yoghurt (natural or greek or soy or coconut for example)
- 1 ½ tsp matcha powder, or up to 2 Tbsp. if you are totally into matcha
- 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup
- splash of water or milk of your choice
It’s a smoothie. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth.