Smart Recipes with Umami

Healthy Umami Green Tea Smoothies

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Green tea contains a significant amount of Glutamate. It is also rich in a lesser known Umami amino acid, Theanine. We made smoothies using cold-brewed green tea with some fruits and vegetables that are rich in Umami. Check our website for the recipe video and see below for the written recipe method.⠀

Cold-brewing method:⠀⠀
Put 7g of loose green tea leaves or two green tea bags in a jug. ⠀⠀
Add 500ml filtered or mineral water. Soft water makes sweeter-tasting tea than hard water.⠀⠀
Leave to brew for 3 hours or overnight in a refrigerator.⠀⠀
Strain through a sieve or tea-strainer.⠀⠀

Brewed slowly in this way, the green tea contains less tannin and caffeine, but more Theanine and an antioxidant called catechin. Lots of goodies!⠀

<Ingredients for Green Tea Smoothie No.1>⠀⠀
1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds⠀⠀
1 cup Honeydew melon⠀⠀
1 cup young leaf spinach⠀⠀
250ml green tea⠀

<Ingredients for Green Tea Smoothie No.2>⠀⠀
1 tsp kelp powder⠀⠀
1 cup pineapple⠀⠀
1 cup raw broccoli stem and floret⠀⠀
1/2 avocado⠀⠀
250ml green tea⠀

Apart from the pineapple, all the ingredients used in these smoothies are rich in Umami. Try other combinations and share your recipe with us!⠀