DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

Here’s another green tea variation, this time a little closer to you-know-who’s. The color of this one  is a faint green, though it didn’t capture well in the photos. You could also throw in some Swiss Chard or Kale to get a darker (and healthier) green.

I was actually going to experiment with fresh orange and then I cut my finger. I’m okay, but I did cut through the nail. That’s why my recipes always have the dicing and slicing done the night before. It’s much safer to use a knife after you’ve woken up properly. I hope it doesn’t take too long to heal, but in the meantime I have a great excuse for my typos ; )

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Even with my mini-drama, I still ended up with a great frosty drink that gave me a little caffeine fix without all the calories.

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

The plants around the photo are my new herbs. I found a few great herb vendors at the big Raleigh farmers market. I was also able to snag some lavender mint again. Make sure to check them out – it was worth the drive.

DIY Orange Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

Serves: 2

soy-free, gluten-free
  • 1½ cup So Delicious Vanilla Almond Plus Milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Nu-stevia or sweetener of your choice
  • pinch of xanthan gum or 1 teaspoon pectin (do not leave out - it holds it together!)
  • 2 cups ice
  • orange zest for topping, optional
  1. In a blender mix everything except for the xanthan gum and ice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Then add xanthan gum (or pectin), ice and blend. This will keep the different ingredients from separating.
  3. You can add more almond milk if it's too thick or you can add more ice if it's too thick.


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  1. Cheryl says

    I’m enjoying these matcha recipes! Ever since I found out I can’t drink coffee any more, I’ve become a tea fanatic. So, if you are in a HUGE hurry, try this:
    1/2 C vanilla almond milk
    1/2 C orange juice
    1/2 tsp. matcha powder
    Put this into one of those blender bottles, the kind with the stainless steel whisk ball inside, and shake like crazy!!!

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