Matcha and Bean Smoothie

Matcha and Bean Smoothie

Source: ontariobeans.ca

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition (For 1 serving (3/4 cup))

Calories 130;
Protein 8.3 g;
Total Fat .2 g;
Saturated Fat 0 g;
Trans Fat 0 g;
Carbohydrates 24.4;
Fibre 3.8 g;
Sugar 9.64 g;
Cholesterol 1.25 g;
Vitamin A 41 RE;
Vitamin C 29.3 mg;
Calcium 68 mg;
Iron 1.3 mg;
Qty.Ingredient
1 cupWhite pea beans (also known as navy beans), drained and rinsed (canned)250 mL
1 cupFresh spinach250 mL
1 cupOrange juice250 mL
2Bananas, medium, frozen, sliced
1 tspVanilla extract5 mL
1/2 cupPlain Greek Yogurt, Fat Free125 mL
1 tbspMatcha green tea powder15 mL
2-4Ice cubes2-4

A mighty matcha green tea smoothie with a secret source of protein. Spinach, bananas, matcha powder and white pea beans are blended together for a thick and creamy antioxidant-rich smoothie.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

  1. Pour beans into a colander or strainer, rinse with cold water. Transfer beans to blender; add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Divide between 4 small glasses and serve immediately.

TIP: For added sweetness, try using vanilla Greek yogurt or add one tablespoon of maple syrup.