Matcha, a powder made from green tea leaves, has a rich history dating back to China’s Song Dynasty. Many of matcha’s health benefits stem from the potent antioxidants it contains, which research has shown to be strongly cardioprotective. By adding matcha tea powder to this green smoothie recipe—which also features five other heart-healthy foods—we created the Ultimate Green Smoothie for those of you seeking to support and protect your hearts.
Some healthy smoothies can look or taste unappealing, but this green drink has a captivating hue and a sweet, mild flavor. The addition of avocado and coconut milk make it irresistibly creamy, plus we snuck in protein-loaded spinach to help keep you full. We find that, thanks to matcha’s caffeine content, this green smoothie makes a particularly good afternoon pick-me-up!