Once you get on board with whipping up delicious, healthy smoothies in the morning, you’ll never look back. With the right combination of ingredients, your smoothie can deliver a powerful protein punch that provides long-lasting energy to take you from morning until afternoon. It’s also a super-easy, portable breakfast that require just a few minutes of time each day.
But choosing the right ingredients for your smoothie is key — and that goes double if you’re trying to burn calories and lose weight.
This is the one smoothie you should start having in the morning to burn calories faster this week.
Most smoothies blend some combination of fruits and veggies, add a base liquid like almond milk, water, and sometimes juice (which isn’t encouraged because it’s high in calories and sugar), and then call it a day.
But this incredibly unique, delicious, and highly nutritious smoothie incorporates matcha green tea powder, which is a total game changer in smoothies.
One of the best reasons to start making this addictive, delicious smoothie is because actual science backs up its calorie-burning magic.
According to studies, there is a powerful antioxidant in green tea called catechins that boost your metabolism and can help you lose weight or maintain your weight.
The components in green tea are also excellent at neutralizing harmful free radicals from cells and can increase thermogenesis, which is the body’s ability to generate heat all on its own, which increases calorie burning.
To boot: matcha green tea powder contains caffeine (less so than coffee, but it’s still there). And studies have shown that caffeine gives your metabolism a sweet boost.
Ready to make this amazing Matcha Green Tea Smoothie?
The great news is that it requires just five ingredients — and, along with matcha green tea powder, the other components are unbelievably healthy and will have a major positive impact on your health.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fresh or frozen mango
Matcha green tea powder
Light coconut milk