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Why Matcha Smoothies Make a Great Breakfast

by Drew Richardson January 21, 2016

Why Matcha Smoothies Make a Great Breakfast

Breakfast – The first meal of the day. The meal you must never underestimate, never compromise on. Various studies have shown that taking in nutrients in the morning not only satiates hunger but also keeps cravings at bay, for the whole day.

Why Have A Smoothie For Breakfast In The First Place?

How many times have it been that you’ve rushed out the door with your jacket barely clinging on to a shoulder and your stomach protesting against the absence of food because you didn’t have enough time to eat your breakfast?

Plenty Of Times, Right?

What if we told you that there are superfoods you can make in under 5 minutes using a Nutribullet and give your body a healthy boost in the morning? These are smoothies and these require only a couple of ingredients and are packed with nutrients.

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But Why Not Coffee?

Whilst a cup of coffee definitely gets you going, it’s loaded with the kind of caffeine that shoots up your cortisol (which is the scientific name for stress hormone). Coffee satisfies your sweet tooth. But in exchange for that, it takes away your energy rather quickly and leaves you feeling lethargic.

Matcha doesn’t give your energy levels a spike like coffee does. What it does is that it satiates your caffeine needs in the morning and keeps satiating slowly throughout the day so that your body gets the energy that it needs to function, along with the nutrition of antioxidants, chlorophyll and amino acids.

Why Matcha Smoothie?

A matcha smoothie breakfast can be an amazing way to start the day with. Matcha is a superfood, which, in addition to enriching your body with vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K, also provides trace minerals, and catechin polyphenols which are basically compounds that help prevent heart diseases, decrease high blood pressure, keep the blood sugar levels stabilised, reduce bad cholesterol, improve immunity and play an active role in slowing down the ageing process of the skin.

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Put simply, matcha is a powerhouse of health benefits. And the fact that it’s a powder makes it highly flexible to use in breakfast smoothies and shakes. If you own a Nutribullet, just throw in some milk, one ripe banana, a little bit of honey and 1 or 2 tsps of matcha, blend it for about 30 seconds and you have a healthy breakfast that you can finish in a minute or two.

Everyone knows how good the Nutribullet range of blenders is. To make a great smoothie, all you need is a Nutribullet RX or Pro 900 and you can make a superfood smoothie in seconds. You can add fruits, non-dairy milk and even protein powder in your smoothie to amp it up.

Find some great matcha green tea smoothie recipes here: http://nutribulletrecipes.co.uk/
Every recipe on this blog is made from healthful ingredients such as soy milk, kale, and fruits etc.

Matcha Smoothie and Weight Loss

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The most important compound in matcha tea is the polyphenol EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Studies have shown it to be a powerful antioxidant. It’s still early to determine the precise correlation between EGCG and weight loss, some evidence suggests that EGCG can help with weight loss.

How Else EGCG helps:

  • According to the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, volume 56, 2012, EGCG improves the growth of neural cells, helping to boost cognitive function and memory.
  • EGCG helps kill leukemia cells.
  • It protects cells from DNA damage caused by free radicals in the bloodstream.

How to Make Your Matcha Smoothies Even Better

Here’s what you can do get more from your matcha smoothies, or shakes if that’s what you prefer to call them. Add matcha to smoothies and pair with whole fruits, quinoa, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, low-fat, plain yoghurt; spinach, kale etc.; and keep sweeteners optional. You can use stevia or honey as sugar alternatives.

If you are feeling particularly hungry and have to have a late lunch, go for a matcha banana smoothie. It’ll keep you full for a long time.

Choosing a dairy alternative can also be a way to make your morning smoothie interesting. Almond milk, for example, is rich in magnesium which is essential for our bone health and cardiovascular health. Soy milk is a great source of potassium which helps the body use carbs, keeps the heartbeats regular, and build and break down proteins. Rice milk is the least allergenic of all milks, which makes it a great option for people who are allergic to milk. However, it’s not recommended if you are diabetic.

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Drinking matcha tea smoothies for breakfast can give your body a whole host of nutrient combos and they look so beautiful that you would love to serve them to yourself on the breakfast table every day.

 

 
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Drew Richardson
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1 Response

EdwardKest
EdwardKest

February 03, 2016

Hello I am new here. I’m not positive if this is the correct place to post this, but I’m wondering if anyone has tested Athletic Greens for their green drink? I’m finding most either taste gross or cause my stomach to revolt.

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