160217 "The Perfect Matcha Green Tea Smoothie"

If you have not got on the Maltcha Green Tea train yet, you are really missing out. Matcha Tea is different and much more potent than normal tea blends. Like other nutrients and foods that I recommend you integrate in your daily nutrition, the problem becomes more about the HOW? Than the WHY? Well, I have a great smoothie recipe that will help. 

Unlike other teas, Matcha Powder is the entire tea leaf ground down to a fine powder. Normally you steep your tea leaves in boiling water but Matcha you actually dissolve and enjoy. 

Matcha Powder has up to 137% more cancer fighting, inflammation busting, weight loss supporting, and mind improving capabilities than normal tea. Catechins are antioxidants that are found in most of our 'superfoods'. They work by protecting and rebuilding you from the cellular level. Matcha Tea is SUPER FRICKIN HIGH in these Catechins. Less oxidation inside the cells means a healthier you. Less Inflammation means less disease and less chance of cancer. 

Being high in fiber and served warm, Tea has the same thermogenic effect on your body that other dense proteins do. When your body processes matcha it has to heat up and that burns more calories. Winner Winner Matcha Dinner... 

So now for the recipe. Smoothie time is like zen time in my house. Everything slows down as the ingredients are situated and added to the Vita Mix. Grabbing the Matcha and adding it in takes little time, adds good greens to the smoothie and cuts the Tea taste that some dont like so much. 

  • 1 1/2 cups water or Almond Milk
  • 4 generous handfuls fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of Matcha Greens
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cucumber

Blend it all up in the Vita Mix and serve in chilled glass. If you dont want to add ice then freeze your bananas the night before . 

Enjoy this badass smoothie every day and add a whey protein for a post workout shake. You will be jamming after you drink this!


Lunge Flow; Ankle Roll out, Elbow To instep, T Spine Stretch, Hamstring Pulses, Pigeon Stretch
5X Turkish Get Ups (each Arm)
200X Double Unders
5X Turkish Get Ups (each Arm)

Coach the Pull Up Progression. 
-ring Row
-banded pull Up
-pull Up negatives
-Strict Pull Up
-kip swing

4 Rounds for Total Reps
1 Minute at each station
1 minute rest between ROunds
-Bike for cals
-KB Swing 70/53
-Chest To bar Pull Up
-wall Ball shots

Banded Hip Distraction
Banded Good Mornings
Banded Hip Activation and squats

Snatch Warm Up:
7X Snatch High Pull
7X Muscle Snatch
7X Behind Neck Push Press
7X Snatch Balance
7X Sotts Press
7X High Hang Pull Under
7X Mid Thigh Snatch
7X hang Squat Snatch Below Knee

Skill Development:
Work Snatch Complex for 15 Minutes;
-Snatch take off W/ :05 pause at Knee ***focus here is on midline and back tightness. Bar should stay against body and chest over bar.
-Snatch High Pull
-Power Snatch From Floor
** Bar does not get dropped until all movements are complete. Then weight can be added. 

15.1 Repeat
15 Toes TO bar
10 Deadlift 115/75
5 Snatch