My Secret-Ingredient Matcha Shake .. Obsession.

I'm kind of addicted to this tall, frosty, pastel green matcha shake. It has become my morning ritual, my afternoon craving and my "makes everything all better" blend.

I drink it for energy, focus, hydration and calm. It fills me up and sends me clear into whatever project for the day I have in mind. I think it is my official "smoothie book writing" blend - I can thank it for fueling me through my long hours of editing photos, typing ingredients and tallying nutritional content.

And yes, it has a secret ingredient that makes it better, more delightful (and more addictive) than any other matcha smoothie I have tasted! ps - the shake is even delicious WITHOUT adding matcha...

See the 2.0 post here: Matcha Shake 2.0

I make many matcha shakes...

And one more via crappy cell pic..

Why Matcha? Learn all about my obsession with it - and why it is so great + my matcha muffins recipe here.

secret ingredient: frozen watermelon

Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake
serves 1-2

1 large banana, frozen
1 1/4 cups watermelon, frozen
3/4 -1 cup soy milk
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
1/2 - 1 tsp matcha powder*

*the matcha is actually optional. The watermelon-soy-banana shake on its own is quite fantastic.

calories: 276, fat: 5g, protein: 9g, fiber: 7g Rich in vitamins A and C and calcium.

Blend until frosty smooth.

This is a thick blend so use a plunger to get things moving.
If you have a weaker blender, adding a few more splashes of soy milk may help.

If you'd like you can flip flop the amounts for melon vs. banana - and use 1 1/2 frozen bananas + about 1 cup frozen watermelon. This will produce a creamier shake - even more like a "milkshake"

I seriously can't even describe how much I love this smoothie. You just have to try it. There is something about the watermelon that makes it frosty - and when blended with the creamy banana and soy it takes on the texture of an ice cream milkshake.

I tried subbing the watermelon for strawberries one day and it just didn't have the same effect.

No matcha? ..yes, you can actually remove the matcha if need be and just enjoy as a creamy watermelon-banana shake.

Back to smoothie book writing for me! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. Nelly sure is..

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