LipiSMOOTHIE SUMMER ed.
In recent years, the smoothie has become the symbol of the quintessential health drink. Depending on the ingredients used, it has a variety of properties: energizing, hydrating, mineralizing, detoxifying, nourishing or restorative.
A “smoothie” is essentially a “shake”; a home-made drink made from fruits and/or vegetables, to which ingredients such as milk, yogurt, vegetable drinks, crushed ice, dried fruit, honey, etc. can be added.
Matcha tea, antiox booster
Matcha tea is not simply a powdered green tea, but a genuine powerhouse of antioxidants. Rich in purifying and detoxifying properties, it is also often recommended by nutrition experts for its activity on lipid metabolism.
It is an anti-aging agent; the chlorophyll in matcha tea acts on cell regeneration and fights free radical stress.
For our summer LipiSMOOTHIE we will prepare iced cubes of matcha tea, a fun and super refreshing way to incorporate this precious ingredient into our smoothie.
THE NUTRI-LIPIDOMIC RECIPE:
For our nutrilipidomic recipe, given the muggy and exhausting heat, we opted for a mix of fruits and vegetables with energizing and moisturizing properties. The “treat” that makes our LipiSMOOTHIE truly exclusive is the presence of macha tea.
Energizing and antioxidant fruit and vegetable smoothie with macha tea
Ingredients for 2/3 people
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 piece of celery stick
- 3 slices of ripe white melon
- 2 slices of ripe pineapple
- A cup of macha tea
- To decorate: mint
From the day before, prepare a cup of macha tea, pour it into an ice cube container and place to freeze.
Chop all the fruits and vegetables into small pieces and place in the blender. Operate the blender and wait for the fruits and vegetables to become a creamy mixture.
Pour the mixture into glasses, add 2 frozen macha tea cubes and decorate the with a fresh mint leaf and a pineapple wedge.
Tips: to get a creamy and mouthwatering mixture, we recommend using ripe fruit. If the smoothie is not very sweet you can add a teaspoon of honey or alternatively a few slices of frozen ripe banana.
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Article by the Editorial Group of Lipinutragen
Recipe created by Andreea Popa, Data Entry and Customer Care Account, cooking lover.
The food recommendations in the article are not intended as a substitute for a personalized meal plan and are to be adapted to specific cases.
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- On 25 July 2023