Aug 15, 2013
These healthy energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!
I'm in love with Matcha, not just because of the antioxidants, or because it has two amino acids (theophylline and L-theanine) which have both an energizing and calming effect (which explains why Buddhist monks have been drinking Matcha for centuries!)
I really just love the taste of Matcha, more than I enjoy drinking a regular cup of green tea. Because it's a fine powder form of the tea leaf, it quickly dissolves in anything you put it in, hot or cold, so if I want to drink it cold, I just mix it in – no heating required!
This is so easy, and takes just 1 minute to make. I combine sweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk and Matcha powder – then shake, shake, shake! That's it! You could even use unsweetened almond milk and a few drops of stevia.
For a quick afternoon pick me up, rather than reaching for a cup of coffee (which I prefer to drink in the mornings) I go for Matcha instead. It's the perfect pick me up without the jitters.
Matcha Green Tea Shots
Servings: 2 • Size: 2 shots (4 oz) • Points +: 2 pts • Smart Points: 2
Calories: 55 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 10 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 9 g
Sodium: 76 mg • Cholest: 0 mg
Combine the almond milk with the Matcha powder and place in a martini shaker. Shake, shake, shake (shake really good to dissolve the powder) and pour into 4 shot glasses.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. I only share products I use in my own kitchen on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do so.