Posted on 04 November 2018
The hot Melbourne summer is well on its way. And while some of us will be lucky enough to cool down at the beach, pool or in front of an industrial-sized air conditioner, the majority of us will be boiling elsewhere.
There is, however, a mobile remedy that is both delicious and refreshing as it is nutritious and simple. It’s the protein-packed, antioxidant-rich protein shake that is going to get you through the summer, it’s the Best Damn 2 Minute Matcha-Mango Protein Shake!
- 1 ½ cups of Milk (Almond, Coconut, Cows, Rice or Soy)
- 1 scoop of natural unflavoured whey protein (or pea/rice/hemp/soy protein powder) (Suggestion: 500g unflavoured whey protein concentrate powder – $16 – Coles)
- 1-2 teaspoons of Matcha Powder
- 150g of frozen mango slices (Suggestion: 500g Frozen Diced Mango -$4- Coles)
- 2-4 teaspoons of stevia
- Ice cubes (optional)
- High Power Blender (Suggestion: George Foreman Mix & Go – $30 – eBay)
- Add all ingredients to a powerful, high-quality blender.
- Blend for at least 30 seconds
Want to build muscle? This Mango – Matcha protein shake has 30g of highly bioavailable protein great for activating the famous muscle building mTor pathway.
Want to burn fat? Both the protein and caffeine components in this shake have proven to enhance the thermogenic effect which speeds up your metabolism (burns more calories).
Need more energy? The caffeine hit found in tea has been proven to boost alertness and cognitive function. Furthermore, matcha green tea is high in a compound called L-theanine that may also reduce the perception of stress and improve attention while acting as a relaxing agent – essentially taking the ‘edge’ out of caffeine consumption. So if you’re sensitive to caffeine but like the benefits, matcha might be the go.
Matcha Fact: Matcha tea has 137 times the antioxidant capacity of regular black tea.
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Jules Rosenstein is a Bachelor of Science with a major in physiology from the University of Melbourne. His personal ambition is to improve himself and others holistically through motivation, discipline, science and education. He is currently studying a Masters Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition.