#1 Superfood: Matcha, The Refresher

Continued from #2 Superfood: Gelatin, The Youthmaker

Matcha: The Refresher

Matcha is a powder made from grinding green tea leaves with a stone mill. It is rich in epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate (EGCG), a high-potency antioxidant that promotes weight loss, liver health and reverses the process of aging. Green tea is an effective natural antiviral medicine and has been shown to reduce the risk of infection with influenza and other viruses (Cherevaty 2012).

Dr. Alaina’s Green Go-Getter Smoothie

This refreshing, hydrating beverage is both awakening and calming due to the small amount of caffeine balanced by the relaxing theanine from the green tea matcha. Try it after a workout, when you’re craving an afternoon pick-me-up, or even when you’re convalescing after feeling under the weather.

INGREDIENTS:

1½ cups coconut water

2 cups baby spinach

1 frozen banana

2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder

2 tablespoons hemp hearts

2 tablespoons chia seeds

Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately.

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