Ultra creamy and naturally sweetened with banana, this potassium and protein-rich post-workout smoothie is supplemented with avocado and your choice of protein for picture-perfect muscle recovery. The matcha green tea helps support a gentle boost in energy, memory and concentration. Additionally, it offers impressive antioxidants, including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) mostly found in green tea.

Makes 2 | Takes 5 minutes
Nutritional value per serving: (actual amounts will vary based on your choice of protein): Calories 300; Carbs 21g; Protein: 19g; Fibre 11g; Fat 13g

1 ½ cups almond milk
1 medium ripe banana, peeled
1 large ripe Hass avocado, peeled
1 ½ tsp powdered matcha green tea
2 servings unsweetened vanilla protein powder*
5 ice cubes

*Alternate protein options include hemp hearts, nut or seed butters, chia, pumpkin, sesame seeds or grass-fed collagen powder.

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Feel free to add additional water or almond milk to thin the smoothie to your desired texture. Serve.

This recipe was originally published in OptiMYz 1003.

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