I know that I post a lot of desserts sweet, baked breakfast goods, but I don’t think that really reflects my hectic morning life.
I’m not a morning person, so I rely on breakfasts I can make ahead and take to eat at my desk (or sit on my desk while I teach first period then wolf down during passing period), or that I can just grab and go.
A while ago, I shared on Instagram that I make a lot of smoothies. After posting my March Favorites with a link to the blender that I now keep in my classroom, I asked if anyone wanted to see some of my breakfast smoothie recipes. The feedback I got was a resounding YES! So here is one of my favorites.
I’ve been making this Matcha Protein Smoothie for years. I’ve always been a very on the go person, and caffeine is my favorite food group.
This smoothie has it all — fruit, protein, a touch of sweetness from the honey, and a jolt of caffeine from the matcha.
On my April Favorites post I shared that one of my favorite things is Trader Joe’s new Matcha Powder Individual Serving Packets, and one of the reasons I love it is because of this smoothie. I used to measure out matcha, but this makes my life SO much easier!
I’ve also had a lot of people ask me what protein I use. I prefer unflavored protein because they tend to have less sugar and they don’t mask the flavor of the fruits or other flavors in mu smoothies. I use Isopure Zero Carb Unflavored Whey Protein because according to the research I’ve done for what my nutritional needs and physical goals are, this is the best stuff. It’s also inexpensive and doesn’t have a chalky taste.
Tips For Your Matcha Protein Smoothie:
- Pre-freeze banana packs. I buy bananas, halve them, and cut them into pieces and freeze them so I can grab and go. In the morning, I’ll grab a bag or container and pull out whatever fruit I want for my smoothie.
- Invest in some good matcha. I really like Trader Joe’s single serve because I don’t need to measure anything, but try what you like. I prefer a finely ground matcha with no added sugars.
- Do not add your protein powder until everything is blended. Whether you’re using Isopure or another brand, make sure you add this last and do not over blend. Protein powders tend to get airy and make smoothies fluffy if they are blended too much.
If you give this smoothie a try, make sure to tag me or leave a comment and let me know how it turned out!