Blueberry Banana Matcha Bliss Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional, for a thicker texture)

Instructions:

  1. Add the frozen blueberries, banana, and pumpkin puree to a blender.
  2. Pour in the almond milk.
  3. Add the matcha powder, chia seeds, almond butter, and cinnamon.
  4. For additional sweetness, add honey or maple syrup if desired.
  5. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes and blend again.
  6. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Health Benefits:

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants from blueberries and matcha powder, which help combat oxidative stress. The banana and pumpkin puree provide a good source of dietary fiber and essential vitamins like potassium and vitamin A. Almond milk and almond butter add healthy fats and protein, while chia seeds contribute additional fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. This combination supports digestive health, sustained energy levels, and overall well-being.