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Friday, August 12, 2011

Jamba Juice Matcha Smoothie & Customized Postcards Giveaway


Those calla lilies are from my garden!
A girl is sitting in a sun and feeling an air breeze in a farm while writing about a sustainable food. It sounds awesome right? You think it's me? I wish! A friend of mine, she was living in a farm for a time being, learning about a sustainable food, and writing about food. I imagined the atmosphere and pictured myself on an open field while receiving tweets from her. It's heaven on a ground. I know. If you're a tweeter handler, feel free to find me at www.twitter.com/tananthap or at tweet tag #ijustlovemyapron. We'll be connected in an instant!

I figure I should post a refreshing beverage before the Summer is gone. This matcha drink is real simple. I got an inspiration from Jamba Juice. The only beverage I drink at Jamba Juice is Matcha Blast Smoothie. It's creamy, not too sweet, and you can taste a matcha flavor. However, to spend almost $4 a day isn't an ideal at this downturn economy and stock crash market. So, I mimic the drink and I think it's pretty close! Jamba Juice uses frozen yogurt but I opted to vanilla yogurt which makes it easier. I sometimes freeze it before using to make this drink.

I also used soy milk green tea flavor I found at my favorite grocery. It added more green tea flavor without ruining the taste. If you can't find it, vanilla soy milk works just fine.

Before I leave you with this refreshing smoothie, I have a giveaway to share! They are 100 customized postcards from UPrinting. These are really cool products that you can customize however you'd like. You can design a postcard and send love to your readers, family, and friends, or even letting them know your upcoming project with your personalized design. If your blog anniversary is coming up, this is a great opportunity to spread the word and send your love. How cool is that!? Let's spread your message!



 Here are some of the postcard samples on UPrinting website.


Sample postcard design from UPrinting website

Sample postcard design from UPrinting website


Prize Details:
100 Postcards for One (1) Winner
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Postcard Design, please click on the link here

Restriction:
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This giveaway is open until Thursday, August 18th at midnight Pacific time. Good luck!


Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, an online printing company, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive postcards for hosting. See more information about available postcard size and postcard design on UPrinting.com.



Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
Yield: 1-2

Ingredients:
2 tsp good quality matcha powder
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, frozen
7 ice cubes
1/2 cup organic green tea soy milk
1/4 cup orange juice

Directions:
  • Blend everything together in a blender until smooth. Serve chill.

organic green tea soy milk

20 comments:

Priscilla-ShesCookin said...

There's green tea flavored soy milk! Haven't seen it at TJ's which is where I buy my soy milk. Anyway, your smoothie sounds delicious and probably less sugar than Jamba Juice's!

Jessica said...

This is such a great summer drink!!! I love Matcha and the smoothie looks so tempting and creamy!

Roxana GreenGirl said...

green tea flavored soy milk?!? I haven't seen it before. next time I have to pay more attention. This smoothie sounds refreshing.

Angie's Recipes said...

Don't think I ever saw matcha flavoured soya milk...the smoothie looks so tempting!

5 Star Foodie said...

A delicious smoothie with matcha! Would love to find this green tea flavored soy milk too.

Cook with Madin said...

Hi Tanantha, as always great photos and interesting recipes. How are you? I haven't been posting recipes lately. Just been very busy, lots of things going on. I had the chance today to visit all my foodie friends' sites. (I have to take advantage of this since I have the time) Take care and happy cooking. I will visit again soon.

Magic of Spice said...

I have never seen this soy milk before...very cool! The smoothie looks fantastic :)

Pachecopatty said...

Hi Tanantha!
I want to find the green tea soy milk, where did you buy it?
Your smoothie looks so refreshing and flavorful, I just love the color;-)

Jessie said...

Mmm, I love matcha, and I didn't even know Jamba Juice made a matcha smoothie! Where have I been! I agree with you about not spending $4 a pop for them, though. I'll have to try your delicious-looking homemade version! I'll also try your trick of freezing the yogurt first - perfect for hot summer days :)

The postcards look like a very handy way to spread a message! I hope you have a lovely week, Tanantha :)

Tanantha P. said...

Hi Patty! I bought the green tea soy milk at my local Asian grocery store..

Monet said...

OH yes please! I love matcha, but I've never thought of doing a smoothie! Thanks for sharing another sweet treat, my friend. I love starting my day with your blog. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week. I'm so glad it is almost Friday! Much love and many blessings.

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