Matcha contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG for short which has been shown to boost metabolism and increase thermogenesis, the body’s rate of burning calories to assist with weight loss.
Matcha in smoothies blends beautifully with many types of fruits and green smoothie recipes for weight loss such as this matcha smoothie with spinach which is very nutritious and high in plant-based protein.
This matcha smoothie has a tropical mango twist with creamy banana which is full of resistant starch to make you feel satiated while perfectly sweetening this green matcha smoothie.
Fruits and vegetables are the best foods to cleanse the liver, are the lowest calorie foods yet nutrient-dense and rich in antioxidants to reduce inflammation. Exactly what we are looking for to lose weight, achieve optimal health and slow down the aging process.
This matcha smoothie is naturally sweet from the mango and banana. The addition of matcha and spinach makes this a great smoothie recipe for weight loss that is so tasty! I am sure you will love it!
Ingredients for the Matcha Mango Smoothie for Weight Loss
1 tsp matcha powder
1 cup packed spinach
1 cup of frozen mango
1 cup almond milk
Making this matcha mango smoothie is as easy as popping all the ingredients into a blender and blending until the matcha smoothie is perfectly creamy.
Nutritional Benefits of this Matcha Mango Smoothie
Spinach is an amazing superfood to add to weight loss smoothies as it is low in calories yet filled with micronutrients and minerals to cleanse the liver for detox and weight loss.
Spinach is also an excellent source of plant-based protein (approximately 26%) and is a good source of thiamine, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and magnesium
Both vitamin C, vitamin A and zinc are important nutrients for the immune system.
Magnesium is the most common nutrient deficiency required for over 300 functions in the body including making energy (ATP) in the body!
Both riboflavin and folate and two key nutrients required for the MTHFR gene to function. These are key nutrients involved in the methylation detox pathway of the liver.
Calcium is required to make healthy bones and potassium which is found in both the bananas and spinach is a key electrolyte required for optimal hydration and utilization of water in the body. Water and electrolytes are needed in the body to transport nutrients in the body and flush toxins for weight loss and detox.
The combination of L-theanine and caffeine found in matcha has been shown to have beneficial effects on sustained attention, cognitive function, physical activation, relaxation, and fat oxidation to help with weight loss.
The L-theanine in matcha helps to support relaxation and calmness and when combined with the caffeine improves performance and alertness, providing the perfect combo to feel energized without the coffee jitters.
This matcha mango smoothie with spinach is filled with nothing but nutritional goodness and micronutrients to give you energy while supporting liver health and weight loss.
Matcha Mango Smoothie
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- Measure all the ingredients into a high speed blender then blend until smooth and creamy.