Japanese Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Blend
Earthy, flavorful, citrusy, fruity with a touch of heat. With a massive amount of health benefits, this blend will serve you well in just about anything you put it on. Passionate about providing the perfect balance of deliciousness coupled with nutrient rich spice blends, we introduce our Matcha Tea Spice Blend. This blend is hand crafted in small batches to ensure optimal nutrients and vitamins. Try this blend in your smoothie or anywhere you desire for a nice dose of overall health and deliciousness. 3 ounces ORGANIC
Blended with 100% pure Japanese Matcha Tea, Goji Berries, paprika, Ceylon cinnamon, orange peel, chilies, spices and a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt.
Matcha is the only form of tea in which the whole leaf is consumed, and because it is made from top-quality leaves that are treated with great care, it delivers more of the healthful elements of green tea than other forms. In addition to providing trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), matcha is rich in catechin polyphenols - compounds with high antioxidant activity. In fact Matcha tea has 6 times the amount of antioxidants of Goji berries, 60 times that of spinach and 17 times the amount of blueberries! These compounds offer protection against many kinds of cancer and help prevent cardiovascular disease. They also reduce harmful cholesterol in the blood, stabilize blood sugar levels, help reduce high blood pressure and enhance the resistance of the body to many toxins. The most important polyphenol in matcha is EGCG (epigallo-catechin gallate), which according to Dr. Oz, is a great thermogenic component believed to boost the metabolism and has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Goji Berries - Goji berries are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds. Goji berries also have compounds rich in vitamin A. In laboratory tests, antioxidants minimize damage from free radicals that injure cells and damage DNA. When a cell's DNA changes, the cell grows abnormally. Therefore, antioxidants can take away the destructive power of free radicals.
Orange Peel - The little known fact is that there are substantially more enzymes, flavonoids, and phyto-nutrients in the peel of the Orange rather than the fruit. The peel is where all the essential components accumulate and they may be found in three main sections of the peel; the flavedo, albedo, and oil sacs. Orange peel is also extremely rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Choline, Folic Acid, over 60 known flavonoids, d-limonene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, aldehydes, numerous minerals and vitamins.
Cinnamon - Meta-Analysis show that when using Ceylon cinnamon the findings are that there is a significant drop in blood glucose levels in diabetics as well as drops in cholesterol with as little as consuming 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per day. Like many other spices cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers have even discovered recently that it's rich in antioxidants called polyphenols - which makes it great for your heart! It's also high in fiber, as it comes from the bark of a tree.