If you’ve been to my place, it’s obvious I have a lot of gadgets. A standmixer, waffle maker, panini press, various pans of all shapes and sizes, etc… I can’t control it. It goes in hand with my addiction to cookbooks and infomercials.
When kids were using their birthday money to buy a cool toy, I used mine to buy…a juicer. Seriously. Like most gadgets, it ends up being used a bit before it makes it’s way into storage. It wasn’t until I moved downtown that I would touch it again — and only to put it in its moving box. When my friend told me she wanted to buy a juicer, I told her to save her money and gave her mine as a permanent loan until I found the desire to use my juicer again. A year later I actually did want my juicer back. I blame Fresh and their book Refresh.
I made the ZenMatcha shake. Despite my juicer being ancient, it did a great job of juicing the pineapples. I hope to use the juicer more often, I forgot how yummy fresh pineapple juice is. The shake was really tasty, but it needed some ice cubes to make it cold. I’ll also reduce the amount of matcha because I found the caffeine made me a bit jittery (I’m very caffeine sensitive).
ZenMatch Power Shake (adapted from Refresh)
– 6 ounces of pineapple juice (an inch of pineapple cored if you’re juicing)
– 3oz filtered water
– 1 banana
– 6 oz soymilk
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1.5 teaspoons matcha green tea powder (original recipe uses 1 Tablespoon)
– ice cubes
Juice pineapple and add filtered water to the juicer to flush the pineapple juice through. Place all the other ingredients in a blender and blend. This makes a huge serving, so don’t be confused by the picture — I split this shake with R.