Last month, we brought you Abby Phon's Hynt Original Recipe, the decadent yet healthy Chocolate-Covered Organic Raw Matcha Macaroons. The recipe, as always, featured a key botanical ingredient that we use to formulate our color and skincare collections and it was the powdered leaves of Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) -- Matcha! This month, she's whipped up a refreshing, light spin on the classic good-for-you drink with the Matcha Green Tea Smoothie.
Gram per gram, matcha has up to 20 times the antioxidant power of Blueberries, Acai or Pomegranates
Matcha is one of the key botanical ingredients that we use to protect your skin from environmental aggressors in our SUN PREP Broad Spectrum SPF30.
Along with other anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant-rich and soothing organic plant extracts such as rhatany root, wild pansy, and licorice, green tea plays the important role of helping to protect skin cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and stimulating microcirculation for healthier, better toned skin.
For the fascinating matcha tea benefits for your body, go to the original Matcha Macaroon post.
Here is what Abby had to blend this month:
Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
Gluten-free & Vegan
1½ cups almond milk
½ cup frozen green grapes
1 small frozen banana
1 tbsp chia
2 tsp matcha powder
1 handful ice
Blend all ingredients using a Vitamix or blender and enjoy!