We’ve long been advocates of the mighty matcha. Fueling our day whether served straight up, in our hemp lattes, truffles, or as a boost in our smoothies – the benefits of this antioxidant packed superfood are not to be missed. We can’t get enough of this matcha smoothie recipe from Candice Kumai – perfect before a meditation, barre class or yoga session. This anti-aging, energy enhancing, memory boosting and detoxifying tea is a great go-to for afternoon energy slumps! Make a batch for your whole team…

In 2016, I’m thinking it’s finally time to zen out like my Japanese ancestors once did. Life isn’t about going nutzo, it’s about taking time to do things right, gracefully and slow. Not all matcha is created equal, so always opt for the best quality brands. My favorite authentic, top-quality brand is Matcha Love by Ito En and I’m using it in this smoothie below!

The Matcha Love Smoothie
Serves 4


1 1⁄2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk drink (try a blend!) or unsweetened coconut water
2 cups organic baby spinach
1 frozen banana
2 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 cup ice (optional)


Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 

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