This Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie is a great way to start off the day. It’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
I’ve been making smoothies for a while now but we seemed to be on a smoothie hiatus the last couple of months. So, recently when my husband ordered a Strawberry Banana Smoothie from the baseball refreshment stand, I made a mental note to start up the smoothie making again.
The next morning, I whipped up this Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie for him. This smoothie has one serving of fruit along with chia seeds which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. In addition, I added a teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea, which is ground, steamed green tea leaves and contains a potent level of antioxidants (Tufts University did a study that shows matcha has substantially more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates; disclosure: I could not have the direct source of this information).
For another chia seed drink, check out my Chocolate Rooibos Chia Seed Tea Bubble Tea recipe. I’ve been a little obsessed lately with putting chia seeds into my beverages ;).
Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- ice cubes if desired
Soak chia seeds in orange juice for 15 minutes. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Use some ice if you like a thicker colder smoothie.
If you like more sweetness, add a little raw honey.