Sure, there are people who can get up and function in the morning without a jolt of caffeine. Most of us, however, are not those people. Which means that, when we’re trying to feel a little less dependent on the life force that is coffee, we turn to matcha—a powder made from green tea that’s high in antioxidants.
In Bon Appétit‘s latest installment of Kitchen Lab, host Gabe Kennedy is making a lightly sweet, super-green matcha smoothie with food journalist Candice Kumai. Here’s how to make your own: