Matcha Fruit Antioxidant Smoothie + Hamilton Beach/Stonyfield Giveaway {CLOSED}

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield and Hamilton Beach. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

As soon as the weather starts to warm up, I love breaking out my blender to make smoothies for breakfast or pre- or post-workout snacks. They’re a great treat for my toddler, too, who loves anything and everything in smoothie form!

But I don’t always feel like digging out the big blender, cups, straws, etc. That’s where this Single-Serve Blender from Hamilton Beach comes to the rescue!

Matcha Fruit Antioxidant Smoothie + Hamilton Beach/Stonyfield Giveaway

This blender is perfect for when you’re on the go but want a smoothie fix. The blender cup and lid are dishwasher safe, which is a huge plus for me. I tend to make my smoothies on the thick side, and this blender definitely needs a little more liquid than my other one to get the smoothies going.

For this particular smoothie, I wanted to get an antioxidant boost from Japanese Matcha and blueberries. I had a really ripe banana on hand, so I used that along with some ice cubes, although I’d normally add a frozen banana and omit the ice.

For sweetness, I used just a tablespoon of honey and added a silky smooth cup of plain Petite Crème. You could use a flavored variety if you prefer, but I was trying to keep the sugar to a minimum here.

Matcha Fruit Antioxidant Smoothie + Hamilton Beach/Stonyfield Giveaway

I was hoping this would be a green smoothie, but the blueberries made it look… well… less than photogenic. But it was totally delicious! I love the earthiness that Matcha adds to this smoothie, but definitely feel free to add more honey if you’d like it to be a little sweeter. And if you happen to have frozen blueberries on hand, definitely substitute those here for the fresh to add a little extra iciness.

I already have plans to make another green smoothie with this blender, and that one is going to get a major dose of kale along with the Matcha!

Matcha Fruit Antioxidant Smoothie

Serves 1

Matcha Fruit Antioxidant Smoothie

Take an antioxidant boost on the go with this Japanese Matcha-infused smoothie.

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons Japanese Matcha powder
3 tablespoons hot (not boiling) water
1 banana, broken into a few pieces*
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon honey (or more, to taste)
4 ice cubes (about 1/2 cup)*

Instructions

  1. Place Matcha and hot water in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. Let cool.
  2. Add Matcha mixture and remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. If the consistency is too thick, add a little cold water to loosen it up. If it isn’t thick enough, add another ice cube and blend.

Notes

*If you have a frozen banana on hand, use that and omit ice.

Original Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli

http://bigflavorstinykitchen.com/matcha-fruit-antioxidant-smoothie-hamilton-beachstonyfield-giveaway/

Want to win your own Single-Serve blender, along with a stash of Stonyfield yogurt coupons? To enter to win, leave a comment below telling me your favorite smoothie flavor combo. The contest will close on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12 noon (Eastern Standard Time). One winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email to get mailing information. Prize will be shipped by the sponsor. U.S. residents only. Good luck, everyone!

UPDATE – The winner has been selected via random.org – CONGRATS to Mariaelena!