Muscle and Fitness Magazine - "S#!t You Can Add to Shakes"
Blend #4 If you want to: Shed fat
Dec 2010 - Traditionally served to
Japanese emperors, matcha
is made by grinding lightly
steamed young green tea
leaves into a fine powder.
Scientists at the University
of Colorado (Colorado Springs) reported that the matcha they tested contained
137 times more epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than regular green tea.
Why the monster dose of EGCG? When you take matcha, you consume the
whole leaf rather than just an infusion brewed from the leaves. Besides helping
fight against a laundry list of maladies, EGCG can stimulate metabolism
and fat oxidation to help torch bodyfat, a number of studies have discovered.
Find matcha at health-food stores, tea stores or online at matchasource.com.
Dose: Add 1 teaspoon to any shake.
By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Monster Shake With MatchaHere’s how to whirl up these ingredients into one bad-ass blender creation:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla whey
- protein powder
- 1⁄3 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 5–10 g glutamine powder
- 1 tsp. matcha green tea
- 1 scoop green or red powder
- 1 Tbsp. freeze-dried açaí
Nutrition Facts (per serving ):485 calories, 43 g protein, 57 g carbs, 12 g fat, 18 g fiber,