Matcha Pink Drink Smoothie
During the summer, icy blended coffee house drinks are often what stand between people and their sanity. This pretty Matcha Pink Drink Smoothie is inspired by the unmistakable iced beverage made from green and pink layers, that meet in the middle to create a pretty layered effect.
Both versions use matcha and strawberry for flavoring, but unlike the fancy coffee houses’, this one is packed with protein and skips the sugary syrups. Making this smoothie isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Both layers start with a Vanilla Shakeology base (the nutritionals are calculated for the vegan version but using non-vegan Vanilla Shakeology is OK too). For the bottom half, you’ll blend the Shakeology with matcha and coconut water, then for the top half blend it with coconut water and strawberries. To replicate the layered effect, pour the green layer into your glass first, hold the glass at a slight angle, then carefully spoon the strawberry layer on top. Swirl slightly with a straw and enjoy!
Ingredients For Bottom Layer:
Ingredients For Top Layer:
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup ice
- ½ scoop Vanilla Vegan Shakeology
- ½ cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
Preparation For Bottom Layer:
Place coconut water, ice, Shakeology and matcha in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Pour into serving glass. Place glass in freezer while you blend the next layer.
Preparation For Top Layer:
Rinse out blender.
Place coconut water, ice, Shakeology, and strawberries in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Slowly pour into serving glass over bottom layer.
• Make sure the matcha powder you use is unsweetened and does not contain other additives.
• If you do not want to make this drink in layers, you can blend all ingredients together to make a delicious smoothie!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 388 mg
Carbohydrates: 36 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugars: 18 g
Protein: 17 g