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Pineapple Matcha Rise ‘N Shine Smoothie

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Summary

Ready to bring a little sunshine to your morning? This creamy, refreshing, and energizing includes spinach for iron (Popeye’s favorite food), bananas for potassium (good for heavy sweaters), pineapple for phytonutrients (to prevent inflammation), and matcha tea for catechins and theanine (for a boost in energy).

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 2 large bananas (ripe)
 1 ½ cups pineapple (chopped)
 2 handfuls organic spinach (or organic kale)
 1 cup plant-based milk (unsweetened)
 2 tsp match (pure matcha powder)
 2 handfuls ice

Directions

1

Add banana, pineapple, spinach, milk, and matcha to a blender. Blend on low for a minute then blend on high for another minute.

2

With a spatula, scrape any spinach from the sides of the blender.

3

Blend on high for another minute or until completely smooth.

4

Add ice and blend again.

5

Taste for more ice or flavors of your choice (banana, pineapple, or even greens!). Split the smoothie between two.

Chef's Notes

Make it creamier
Add more plant-based milk.

Add more banana (but it will also have a more banana-forward flavor).

Add more superfoods
Consider adding a teaspoon of mushroom powder, maca powder, or your favorite superfood powder.

Add mango for more vitamin C and vitamin A.

Add dates for sweetness and iron.

Add goji berries for antioxidant power.

Storage
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 48 hours.

Ingredients

 2 large bananas (ripe)
 1 ½ cups pineapple (chopped)
 2 handfuls organic spinach (or organic kale)
 1 cup plant-based milk (unsweetened)
 2 tsp match (pure matcha powder)
 2 handfuls ice

Directions

1

Add banana, pineapple, spinach, milk, and matcha to a blender. Blend on low for a minute then blend on high for another minute.

2

With a spatula, scrape any spinach from the sides of the blender.

3

Blend on high for another minute or until completely smooth.

4

Add ice and blend again.

5

Taste for more ice or flavors of your choice (banana, pineapple, or even greens!). Split the smoothie between two.

Pineapple Matcha Rise ‘N Shine Smoothie