In this refreshing blended drink, nutrient-packed lemons and cucumbers get a super-dose of antioxidants with the addition of matcha — a finely-milled Japanese green tea. Just one cup of health-promoting matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea. Matcha also boasts 20 times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries, and is said to be a more powerful detoxifier than other green teas because of its high chlorophyll content. We’ll drink to that!
Matcha Cucumber Lemonade Recipe
Per 10-ounce serving:
- 117 cal
- 1 g fat (2 g sat)
- 29 g carbs
- 6 mg sodium
- 6 g fiber
- 3 g protein
Total time: 20 minutes
2 Persian cucumbers, chopped
1 cup mint leaves
2 cups cold water
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup blue agave nectar
2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
1 cup ice (plus more for serving)
- In a blender, puree the cucumbers and mint leaves until just chunky.
- In a large pitcher, combine the water, lemon juice, agave and matcha powder. Add the lemon mixture to the puree and blend until very smooth. Return to the pitcher.
- Serve in ice-filled glasses with mint and cucumber garnishes.