Treat yourself to this Matcha Moringa Superfood Smoothie! It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nourishing ingredients, plus it’s sugar-free, dairy-free and delicious too.
This post is sponsored by Perfect Supplements, all opinions, recipe and photography are my own.
Smoothies are the best, especially when they're packed with superfood ingredients!
I've been a huge smoothie fan for many years. I have loved them ever since I was a kid, but I pretty much only grew up with one kind - orange juice, banana and ice. It was great and I loved it, but I wanted more.
When I was old enough to get my first "real" job outside of babysitting, I got a job working at Jamba Juice - yep, the smoothie place. Like I said, I love smoothies.
I had smoothies ALL THE TIME in my teen years, usually every single day!
Honestly, my smoothies back then were not the most nutrient packed, nourishing smoothies. They certainly were not organic (hopefully we all know about the EWG's Dirty Dozen Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ - if not, please check that out), they were not filled with healthy fats and they were not packed whole food based supplements (only synthetic - yikes!).
Sure those smoothies that I made were good and I loved them then, but now I know what real food is and how to nourish the body in a much healthier way.
Smoothies can be healthy when packed with superfoods and healthy ingredients!
I don't know about you, but smoothies are usually a meal for me when I have them.
For me this means always adding as much goodness to my smoothies and making sure they're chockfull of my favorite superfoods, gut and joint supporting protein from grass-fed collagen, healthy fats, no sweetener (or very little natural sweetener), organic produce and making sure it’s rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
This Matcha Moringa Superfood Smoothie is packed with all of that antioxidant and vitamin rich goodness from organic matcha and organic moringa PLUS gut, bone, joint, muscle and metabolism supporting grass-fed collagen.
Quality matters when it comes to organic matcha and organic moringa.
Let me introduce you to my favorite quality source, Perfect Matchinga™!
This green superfood is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.
Perfect Supplements - hands down my favorite whole food based supplement company, starts with organic Japanese matcha and adds organic moringa, one of the most nutrient dense plants on the planet. These two powerhouses combined make an energy boosting, nutritious green powder that is loaded with antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamins, minerals and all the essential amino acids. (source)
About Perfect Matchinga™:
- It's known to increase energy levels.
- Can help enhance and boost mood.
- Known to help aid detoxing chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
- Naturally boosts metabolism.
- Provides calm, focused energy - it contains just 28mg of all natural caffeine per serving (a cup of coffee has way more, about 100mg); the natural L-theanine in Perfect Matchinga™ ensures that you get energy and focus, without the jitters and crash normally associated with coffee and/or caffeine.
- The organic matcha in Perfect Matchinga™ has a much higher nutritional profile than green tea, it's bursting with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and nutrients. Plus it's a whole food - hand picked leaves with the stems and veins removed, ground into a fine powder.
- It's organic, fairly traded, sustainably sourced, rigourssly tested and certified, non-GMO certified, gluten-free certified, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan and Paleo. (source)
Perfect Matchinga™ has:
- 17x the antioxidants of wild blueberries
- 10x the nutritional potency of green tea
- 9x the calcium of milk
- 7x the protein of yogurt
- 6x the iron of spinach
- 48x vitamin B2 of kale
- 4x the potassium of bananas
- 3x the vitamin A of carrots
- 50% more vitamin C than oranges
- ALL 9 essential amino acids (source)
What does matcha mixed with moringa taste like?
It tastes great! Let me explain.
If you live on this planet, you know that matcha is all the rage right now. People go crazy for matcha tea and matcha lattes that have that "green tea" tasting flavor.
Matcha has an aromatic, vibrant, astringent, sweet grassy flavor.
Moringa is known for tasting like matcha, but with more of that "green" slightly sweet and slight bitter flavor - in a good way.
Combine the two together and you have the most delicious, smooth tasting Perfect Matchinga™ blend that you can add to smoothies like this Matcha Moringa Superfood Smoothie.
You can also add it to warming drinks, mix it into vanilla or plain yogurt, make homemade ice cream with it (just mix it into a homemade vanilla ice cream and you're good to go) or simply put some in filtered water and down the hatch it goes.
Chew your smoothies! It's so important!
You're probably thinking what in the world is she talking about. How can I chew a smoothie? I know that it sounds weird, but it actually helps support your digestion!
The movement of your mouth kind of tricks your body and helps produce digestive enzymes that your saliva contains.
The longer your “chew” your smoothie or even kind of swish it around in your mouth, the more time these enzymes have to start breaking down the smoothie, which makes digestion easier.
If you still don't want to try chewing your smoothie, or you just think you'll forget, try adding some healthier toppings to your smoothie instead (like diced fresh or dried fruit, gluten-free or grain-free granola, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, sprouted chopped nuts, stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, etc.).
If you're going to drink your breakfast or drink a snack, make that nutrition count with this nourishing Matcha Morning Superfood Smoothie.
Matcha Moringa Superfood Smoothie
- 2 cups of frozen pineapple
- 1 medium frozen banana
- ½ frozen avocado
- 1 ½ cups non-dairy milk of choice (my preference is sprouted almond milk, but coconut milk is great too!)
- 1-2 scoops Perfect Supplements Organic Matchinga™ Powder (use my coupon code NOURISH10 for 10% off!)
- 1-2 tablespoon avocado oil
- 3 drops liquid stevia drops - optional
- 2 scoops (or ¼ cup) Perfect Supplements grass-fed collagen (use my coupon code NOURISH10 for 10% off!) (<-- and recommend)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract - optional
- ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt (<-- salt)
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender.
- Blend until smoothie is thick and fully combined.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
I only recommend using a quality grass-fed collagen. Knowing the source and where the collagen comes from is very important. My favorite brand is Perfect Supplements Hydrolyzed Collagen. I am so impressed with the quality of their collagen + they're the only company on the market that I know of that is 100% pesticide free and has proof of purity.
BONUS: I have a 10% OFF your entire order coupon code for Perfect Supplement brand products, just for Recipes to Nourish readers! Follow the link here and enter NOURISH10 at checkout.
Tip: I highly recommend serving smoothies with reusable straws, ditch those plastic ones please! (See below for the ones I love.)
Sweetener: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add 1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon of raw honey or maple syrup. You can also add 1-2 Medjool dates for a natural sweetener, just make sure to remove the pits first.
As mentioned in the post, this smoothie will contain some naturally occurring caffeine. As always, if you're pregnant or nursing, make sure to consult with your healthcare provider to make sure any supplement is right for you.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 5gSugar: 48gProtein: 7g
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