Typically after I work out (see ClubFYM -- also Holly Rigsby's blog Get Fit and Yummy), I make a smoothie to replenish my protein needs and energy needs. My base recipe is homemade kefir, whey protein powder by Naturade, frozen fruit (such as strawberries or raspberries) and a little bit of coconut oil.
Today, I have the opportunity to use Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Frappe in my post-workout smoothie. Last week I entered the Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Lovers Contest at 5 Minutes for Mom and received a package in the mail with the Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Frappe to try. Now I am making a yummy frappe for the chance to win a Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar.
Prize: Blendtec Designer Series + Twister Jar– Total Retail value $618.00
With the temperatures here being in the high nineties with high humidity, I am choosing to prepare a cold smoothie. I am loosely following the suggested preparation from Mocafe and combining that with my basic smoothie recipe. Therefore, I will have the benefits of Matcha Green Tea combined with the benefits of kefir and coconut oil. YUMMY!!
Here are the ingredients and supplies that I am using today.
- 3/4 cup milk kefir (6 oz.)
- 6.5 Tbsp. Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Frappe Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Nutiva Coconut Oil
- 12 oz. frozen raspberries, reserve a few to garnish.
- Fresh whipped cream for garnish.
- Cinnamon to garnish.
First. I will strain the kefir so that I can use the grains to ferment another quart of milk for my next smoothie. The kefir grains resemble cottage cheese.
Placing 6 oz. of the kefir into my Bosch Blender, next add 6.5 Tbsp. of the Green Tea Frappe Powder.
Blend for a minute to mix thoroughly. Lovely green color!
Add 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil and mix again. You want the coconut oil to be thoroughly mixed into the frappe/kefir mixture before adding the frozen ingredients. (Oops! I forgot to include the coconut oil in the ingredients photo, hence this photo.)
Next, I will add up 12 oz. of frozen raspberries. Blend away.
Whip the cream with a stick blender.
Top with cream (from Picket Fence Creamery) and cinnamon and a raspberry.
Now to drink up and replenish my body after my workout. By the way, I do not usually drink my post-workout smoothies from a fancy glass, but these glasses are pretty and go well with the presentation of this delicious smoothie.
I'm also giving a shout out to my local coffee shop: The Good News Room. This coffee shop has been open only for a few months, but I love the atmosphere and the yummy coffee and goodies. Most of the tables and decorations are for sale. There are so many great finds in the shop. I have my eye on an orange egg basket.
I hope you enjoyed my recipe and maybe you will even try it yourself. If you like my recipe, please click on the like button below my entry on this page. I am entry # 11.
Have a blessed day!