With the highest antioxidant rating of all Superfoods, matcha green tea is the secret ingredient in Nékter Juice Bar’s new Matcha Berry Zen-ergy Smoothie that will help guests thrive and energize during the holidays.

Created in partnership with Tenzo Tea, a Santa Monica-based tea company that works directly with Japanese famers to source the highest quality, ceremonial-grade matcha green tea powder, the limited-edition smoothie is a revitalizing blend of pure matcha green tea powder, banana, spinach, housemade cashew milk, and agave nectar, layered with a wild raspberry drizzle. With a distinctly delicious, sweet and tangy flavor, the Matcha Berry Zen-ergy Smoothie is packed with the essential nutrients to promote clean, calm and focused energy throughout the day, and immunity-boosting antioxidants to help prevent against seasonal colds and the flu.

“Matcha is nature’s gift to help keep us energized, balanced and healthy during the hectic holiday season,” says Steve Schulze, co-founder and CEO, Nékter Juice Bar. “But not all matchas are alike in their nutritional content and impact. Partnering with Tenzo Tea has allowed us to create a truly functional smoothie with the healthiest form of energy without any added sugars, fillers or additives. Our new Matcha Berry Zen-ergy smoothie both energizes and soothes to benefit all of us in the months ahead.” 

Tenzo Tea, like Nékter Juice Bar, has built its brand on an authentic Farm-to-Cup philosophy, importing its world-famous and acclaimed matcha direct from Kagoshima and Uji, Japan, areas revered for their nutrient-rich and fertile agricultural landscape. Nékter recently introduced a national sourcing program that partners the lifestyle brand with several leading independent farmers and specialty distributors to procure only the freshest and most local produce for its more than 120 restaurants across the country. 

“Nékter Juice Bar’s Farm-to-Cup sourcing program is very much in line with our values and core beliefs, and we are proud to collaborate with such a progressive brand that puts guest wellness first,” says Steve O’Dell, CEO of Tenzo Tea. “Since inception, Tenzo Tea was created to bring only the finest, handpicked matcha tea grown in a very special part of the world to America’s shores. It’s very important to us, the Tenzo Tribe, that we partner with likeminded brands, who care as much about nutrient quality as much as we do.” 

Top-Selling, Fan Favorite PB Brownie Skoop Returns for the Holidays

Nékter fans will also celebrate the return of PB Brownie Skoop, Nékter’s top-selling flavor of its craveworthy, healthy and indulgent, 100 percent vegan frozen treat. Introduced last summer and selling out quickly at Nékter Juice Bars across the country, PB Brownie is a smooth and creamy fusion of peanut butter and pure cocoa, blended with honey, cashew milk, coconut sugar, agave nectar and a pinch of sea salt.

“Everyone deserves to indulge a bit this holiday season, and with our PB Brownie Skoop, you can indulge in sweet holiday flavors the healthy way without all the guilt,” says Schulze. 

Both the Matcha Berry Zen-ergy Smoothie and PB Brownie Skoop will be on the menu at participating Nékter Juice Bars from November 8 through December 24, 2018.

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