Perfect Peach Matcha Milkshake

Make a Perfect Peach Matcha Milkshake – matcha green tea ups energy PLUS calms the mind. Whip up this dreamy, creamy protein shake – for a deliciously productive day.

Calm + stimulate your brain: PERFECT PEACH MATCHA PROTEIN SHAKE

Matcha green tea has the effect of making my brain alert… yet calm at the same time.

Really?

I do love my morning coffee – but if I ever grab a second cup – well, hyper jitters tell me that was not a good idea.

But sometimes I need a second cup to power through a few more projects. So my routine has come to look like this:

  1. Coffee with milk and get a bit of work done
  2. Exercise
  3. Protein smoothie with a scoop of matcha to keep my energy going. No crazy hyper mom here!

Peach Matcha Milkshake | @TspCurry

So how does matcha both stimulate and calm the brain? The answer is the amino acid L-theanin which is unique to tea. But because matcha is finely ground tea leaves that you actually drink, you get more L-theanin than you would in tea in which green tea is just steeped and then removed from the water.

Matcha also has about two to three times more antioxidants than a regular green tea.

Peach Matcha Milkshake | @TspCurry

Deanna and I don’t have a ton of smoothie recipes – only our favorites. But I knew I had to repost this creation. I still make it all summer long – and with frozen peaches the rest of the year. Its floral-sweet peaches + herbal matcha was a match made in heaven. And the almond extract brings out the natural almond flavoring in my Homemade Protein Powder << Have you tried it yet? (It’s the most popular recipe on our site!)

Now in full disclosure, I liked this recipe best as pictured below. But as you can see, it’s not exactly ‘matcha green.’ So for the green smoothie pics, I added a half an avocado.

Stimulates + calms: PERFECT PEACH MATCHA PROTEIN SHAKE | @TspCurry

Oh, and one more ticky-tacky point: I call smoothies ‘milkshakes’ for my kids. They slurp them up with more enthusiasm. But this could also be called a Peach Matcha Protein Smoothie. Either way, enjoy.

And be calm. While getting lots accomplished!  Stimulate your brain. Calm your mind: Perfect Peach Matcha Milkshake via @TspCurry Click To Tweet

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Perfect Peach Matcha Milkshake

Matcha green tea boosts energy PLUS calms at the same time. Whip up this dreamy creamy matcha protein milkshake for a deliciously productive morning.

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD
  • Yield: About 2 cups for 1 serving 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 peach, chopped (unpeeled)
  • 1/2 cup protein powder or Homemade Protein Powder
  • 1 cup plain kefir or Homemade Kefir
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender in order listed above, placing the ice cubes into the blender first.
  2. Blend until smooth, add more kefir (or milk or water) to make not so thick.

Notes

For greener color, add 1/2 an avocado and a handful of spinach

Let the ingredients set in the blender for a few minutes so the liquid can hydrate the Homemade Protein Powder a bit; it thickens the milkshake even more because the Homemade Protein Powder contains oatmeal.

Freeze sliced ahead of time to make this milkshake extra thick – so thick you could eat with a spoon.

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