This Tangy Orange Matcha Smoothie Provides a Coffee-Free Energy Boost

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 9, 2015
References: blog.freepeople
If you don't drink coffee but need an energy boost, this orange matcha smoothie is an excellent choice. From Beth of Tasty Yummies and featured on the Free People blog, the smoothie is also great for those with dietary limitations as it's a gluten-free and vegan recipe.

Made out of a finely ground green tea, matcha powder has more health benefits than regular green tea because you ingest the whole leaf and not merely water seeped in it. Matcha also increases energy levels, enhances memory, burns calories, lowers cholesterol and fortifies the immune system.

The orange matcha smoothie makes uses of winter citrus products as well, and contains ingredients like coconut milk, cashews, baby greens (like chard, kale or spinach) and Medjool dates.