After many years of using a pretty decent, but not incredibly powerful blender, I got my very first Blendtec back in the fall of 2013. It was a total game changer. Since then, I’ve used it just about on the daily to make soups, smoothies (see recipe below), sunflower flour from sunflower seeds (see the recipe I made with that here), almond milk, coconut milk, milkshakes, you name it. Most recently, I’ve relied on my Blendtec to make my morning beverage, since I’m trying to cut back on the coffee. My new favorite is butter matcha, and the Blentec gets it super smooth and frothy. See how I make my new morning drink below, and let me know how you like it!
I’m so delighted to be partnering up with Blendtec again to host this giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the same blender I have; the designer series with twister jar (which, by the way, is the absolute best for making nut butters, cashew cream cheese, hummus, and other dense or thick concoctions.)
And of course I can’t resist giving the winner a signed copy of The Zenbelly Cookbook as well!
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And now, for those matcha recipes I promised! Why matcha? Well, it’s pretty much my new favorite thing. While I love coffee (LOVE COFFEE), I find that drinking it first thing in the morning makes me feel like a crazy person, and I’m crazy enough already. Matcha supplies a bit of a caffeine hit, but without the jitteriness I get from coffee. I’ve also read that there’s more benefit to matcha than other green teas, because it’s a powder that dissolves, so you consumer the whole leaf, as opposed to steeping it in water. Want more science? Check out what Dr Weil has to say about it.
Matcha Smoothie (21DSD compliant!)
- Place the almond milk, matcha powder, banana, and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.
- With the motor running, plowly pour in the gelatin, and continue blending for 20 more seconds.
Butter Matcha (21 DSD compliant!)
12 ounces hot water (steaming, not boiling)
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin
honey, to taste, if you’re not doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined and frothy.
- Pour into a warm mug and enjoy!