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.
Matcha green tea has the effect of making my brain alert… yet calm at the same time.
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:
- Coffee with milk and get a bit of work done
- Protein smoothie with a scoop of matcha to keep my energy going. No crazy hyper mom here!
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.
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.
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 TweetPrint
Perfect Peach Matcha Milkshake
- Yield: About 2 cups for 1 serving 1x
Matcha green tea boosts energy PLUS calms at the same time. Whip up this dreamy creamy matcha protein milkshake for a deliciously productive morning.
- 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
- 1/8–1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Place all ingredients in a blender in order listed above, placing the ice cubes into the blender first.
- Blend until smooth, add more kefir (or milk or water) to make not so thick.
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.
Have you ever tried matcha? Does it help keep your brain calm, but motivated?
Sarah Grace Spann
Thursday 21st of July 2016
I am SO with you on that! I have my morning coffee and then definitely need a pick me up if I'm working hard all day! This is perfect!! Love it!
Tuesday 19th of July 2016
This looks so good and refreshing! I have matcha tea occasionally but haven't tried adding matcha to my smoothie. ! I hear you on overdoing it on coffee! Sometimes that extra cup is too tempting to resist, but then afterwards you realize it probably wasn't the best idea!
Wednesday 20th of July 2016
I prefer matcha in an iced latte or in a smoothie. In a warm latte, it's just too, well, green. But cold, it's like the grassy flavors of matcha turn to cream...soooo creamy. When you and I get together for coffee some day...friends won't let friends drink a 2nd cup of coffee! (: