My Breakfast Today: Green Tea Cacao Smoothie

Written by Max Goldberg on August 13, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Several days a week, I make smoothies for breakfast.

For the base of the smoothies, I often use Brazil nuts or black sesame seeds to make the milk.

However, when I am in the mood for something a little lighter, I’ll substitute nuts/seeds with tea. Yes, tea.

While I am completely sold on the medicinal benefits of tea, I am just not a (hot) tea drinker. So, in order to get the huge amounts of antioxidant benefits of tea, I’ll use it in my smoothies.

Today, I made a green tea cacao smoothie.

Organic ingredients used for 2 large glasses:

– 3 cups of cold filtered water

– 3 small bananas

– 3 packets of ActiGreen, a special green tea powder with 3-4x the amounts of antioxidants as normal green tea.

– 1.5 tablespoons of palm sugar

– 1.5 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

– 1/2 teaspoon of Artisana raw coconut oil

– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

– 3 tablespoons of Boku’s protein powder

Finally, put all of the organic ingredients into the blender for 15 seconds.


Two great things about this smoothie:

1) It can be made in about 2-3 minutes and requires almost no prep time.

2) It is a fantastic recipe to make while traveling. If you’re going somewhere that has a blender, you can literally pack all of the ingredients that you need in order to make yourself a nutritious breakfast in the morning.

And, yes, this green tea cacao smoothie tasted as good as it looks. It is light, refreshing, packed with antioxidants, and won’t weigh you down.

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  1. Yum! Looks like a great post-workout smoothie :)

    Written by Alana on August 13, 2012 @ 11:35 pm
  2. Hello Max,

    Where did you buy the organic green tea-ActiGreen?

    I am making your smoothie today but without the green tea!

    All the best,

    Written by stephanie haughey on August 14, 2012 @ 1:21 pm
  3. Hi Alana,

    Sure is!! But I love it any time of the day!

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on August 14, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
  4. Hi Stephanie,

    Unfortunately, their e-commerce component is not set up yet, so it will probably require a phone call. Not the easiest situation for consumers, I know.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on August 14, 2012 @ 1:48 pm
  5. This drink has too many calories and your using sugar, a major faux pau!

    Written by John Smith on November 4, 2012 @ 10:19 pm
  6. Hi John,

    I completely disagree that it has too many calories.

    Also, the sugar is not a white refined sugar but coconut palm sugar (evaporated coconut nectar) which is low on the Glycemic Index.

    I am in agreement with you that sugar should be avoided but a small amount of coconut palm sugar from time to time is something that I am totally okay with.

    Thanks for reading.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on November 5, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

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