Enjoy the benefits of matcha tea in this tasty orange creamsicle protein matcha drink. This low carb green tea drink is a healthy way to start your day. Not only is it low carb, but it has protein and a gentle lift of caffeine and with all the flavor of an orange creamsicle!
For more tasty matcha recipes read this 5 morning matcha recipes post.
I don’t know why but I crave oranges in the winter. I love the smell of them and the taste. My dad used to buy crates of fruit when we were young. (He was a bulk shopper before it was popular!)
Anyway he used to buy crates of oranges in the winter and maybe it’s a memory from childhood that started this craving.
Recently while daydreaming about oranges I remembered a smoothie I’ve made for Max and thought it would be a good combination for my morning matcha. Hence this low carb orange creamsicle protein matcha drink.
I’m not much of a breakfast person and I’m always watching my carbs so I try to get the most out of my morning cup. I like my breakfast drinks to have some extra protein and healthy fat to keep me going and have little carbs but a lot of taste.
Why I Love This Green Tea Protein Drink.
It’s no secret I love my matcha green tea. I try to drink it everyday so I’m constantly coming up with different low carb drinks to try. Here are the reasons I love this orange creamsicle matcha tea and feel that it’s a great way to start your day.:
- The coconut oil provides healthy fats and helps make you feel satiated.
- You get added protein from the protein powder.
- The matcha green tea is full of nutrients and also gives you a gentle kick of caffeine to help wake you up without getting the jitters.
- It’s low carb and sugar free.
- And of course the delicious orange creamsicle flavor from the other ingredients. It just tastes good!
Orange Creamsicle Protein Matcha Ingredients.
You just need a few ingredients to make this healthy morning drink: orange zest, vanilla protein powder, coconut oil, matcha green tea, vanilla extract and vanilla stevia (I love this brand).
For the protein powder I like Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla protein powder because it has 0 carbs but you can use your favorite vanilla protein powder. It should be vanilla though.
As for the matcha green tea, I’m a big fan of Steeped Tea. My friend Debbie sells it and she’s really become a tea connoisseur. She has a Facebook page if you too are a tea lover and is always sharing interesting info about tea as well as recipes. Anyway I really like their matcha green tea.
Let’s Make This Matcha Drink!
Really all you need to do is add all the ingredients into a high speed blender (I love my Vitamix) and blend on high. You don’t need any of the orange juice, just the zest. If you don’t have any oranges you could also use orange extract along with the vanilla extract.
Note it is important to whip this up in a blender because the coconut oil will give the drink a nice froth. If you just let it melt it will be an oil slice and won’t blend with the other ingredients.
Also I like to use the vanilla protein powder instead of my Great Lakes gelatin in this recipe because I wanted extra vanilla flavor for this drink.
If you are not a fan of protein powder by all means use the gelatin or skip it of you don’t care about the protein.
Keto Sweets To Try With This Drink.
If you are looking for something to much on for a sweet snack, try one of these easy low carb recipes.
- keto cinnamon sugar biscotti
- chocolate chip biscotti
- pumpkin spice cookies
- or try my friend Julianne’s keto pound cake
I hope you enjoy this nice frothy, orange creamsicle tea drink whether as a morning drink or afternoon pick me up. Perfect for these dreary winter days.
The nutritional information for this drink is: 191 calories
12.7g fat / 0g carbs / 11.5g protein = 0g net carbs
Orange Creamsicle Protein Matcha
Enjoy the benefits of matcha tea in this tasty orange creamsicle protein drink. Low carb and delicious, a great way to start your morning.
- ½ teaspoon matcha
- ½ teaspoon orange, zest only
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ scoop Isopure vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- liquid vanilla stevia, optional
- 6-8 oz boiling or very hot water
- Boil your water and add to a high speed blender.
- Add your other ingredients and blend on high. Be careful with the boiling water.
- Pour and drink and enjoy!
the nutritional information for 1 serving:
191 cals / 12.7g fat / 0g carbs / 11.5g protein
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Protein: 11.5g
I love how you have jazzed up this green tea! Mouth watering amazing!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
I really need to give matcha a try. I’m a coffee addict and I bet matcha would be a nice change of pace. This one sounds especially delicious. 😉
I like how it makes me feel. I tried coffee again yesterday and it did not go well so I think tea and me will be best friends for awhile. 😉
Analida's Ethnic Spoon
I am cutting down on the coffee and drinking more tea and I love your matcha recipes!
Thanks Analida. I don’t drink much coffee anymore though I do really like it. The matcha is a nice alternative.
You’re so good having matcha so much – I’m definitely a coffee person though I do move to rooibos or ginger tea later on. This sounds a nice variation!
I like coffee too but it messes with my sleep. Matcha has such a good non jittery caffeine affect on me. I like rooibos and ginger tea too….actually I pretty much like all teas these days. 😉
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
Since I can’t escape the cold, sign me up for this drink! Looks great!
Kristen, it snowed here this morning but it’s supposed to be 63 on Monday! Crazy.