Healthy Matcha



Vicky, from NYC, started Tasteaholics in 2015 with her boyfriend, Rami, hoping to document all their low carb cooking adventures.

She’s constantly gets requests for breakfast alternatives, mostly from people with egg allergies. As a result, she has created a Low Carb Matcha Smoothie with NO fruit (unless you count avocado).

The ingredients together make a powerhouse of a drink and can be whipped together in just a few minutes. This smoothie will really kick-start your day.



Here is a more detailed list of the ingredients:

Celery: full of calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium. It contains fatty acids and vitamins including vitamin A, C, E, D, B6, B12 and vitamin K as well as thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid and fiber.

Cucumber: with all its vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese.

Avocado: full of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin E, small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).

Spinach: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron, calcium plus several other vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9 and E.

Chia seeds: contain lots of fiber, protein, fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s), calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, they also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

Coconut oil: full of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that can have great effects on your health. Their size makes them very easily absorbed by the body. The most beneficial of the four types of MCTs found in coconut oil is lauric acid. Many nutritionists recommend supplementing coconut oil for physical and mental health.

Matcha: adds a boost of slow-releasing, steady caffeine and is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins. It also provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium.



1.5 cups almond milk
1 oz spinach
50 grams cucumber
50 grams celery
50 grams avocado
1 tbsp coconut oil
10 drops liquid stevia
1 scoop Isopure Protein Powder (about 30 grams)
1/2 tsp chia seeds (to garnish)
1 tsp Encha Culinary-grade Organic Japanese Matcha

Into a blender or Nutribullet, add your almond milk and spinach. Blend for a second to break down the spinach to make room for the rest of the ingredients.

Add in the rest of your ingredients and blend for about a minute until creamy.

You can add a teaspoon of matcha powder for added benefits and a kick of caffeine.

Pour it into a glass and garnish with chia seeds. Enjoy!