Back in 2006, Starbucks released a blackberry green tea flavor that I was OBSESSED with [see the magazine ad below…yes, I still have magazines from 2006. Please don’t call Hoarders on me]. And while everyone’s favorite coffee chain still makes a delicious non-blackberry green tea, the vegan version’s made with soy milk [please, no!] and the matcha powder is laced with sugar…even when you get your latte “unsweetened.”
That’s why I’ve come up with my own healthy home fix: The Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie
1 large banana, cut & frozen
1 avocado [optional, but full of alkalizing nutrients]
1/2 – 1 c blueberries, frozen [to get the original blackberry flavor, use blackberries, obviously]
1 tsp matcha powder
1/2 c. So Delicious coconut milk
splash of vanilla [optional, but nice for added sweetness]
Place all ingredients in blender & process until smooth.
For thicker soft serve, add coconut milk slowly until desired texture is achieved.
For a sweeter treat, replace the avocado with a second frozen banana. No added sugar needed. ♥