Icy Matcha-Banana Smoothie
Matcha powder is an antioxidant-rich green tea powder that can be added to smoothies, ice cream, or made into a delicious hot drink with hot water and dairy-free milk. There are many different grades of matcha powder available and I have tried them all. The cheaper varieties will be bitter and a darker greenish-brown color, while the higher quality grades will be bright green and sweeter. Look for ceremonial grade matcha or latte grade. It should say "1st harvest" somewhere on the package. This is the brand I use. Each teaspoon of matcha powder contains about 60mg of caffeine, so you may want to consume this earlier in the day if it takes you a while to process caffeine.