Make a deliciously creamy matcha green tea smoothie bowl with this recipe for a perfect, antioxidant rich breakfast with just a few ingredients.
Why Should You Drink Green Tea Matcha Powder?
Matcha Green Tea Powder is recognized as a superfood, as matcha contains extremely high levels of antioxidants as well as various properties that have been proven to improve health and even support weight loss. Read more about why matcha is so good for you here.
This matcha banana smoothie is one of the best things you can have for breakfast since green tea unlike coffee fuels the body with natural energy that lasts. The best part is you can make a delicious matcha smoothie at home with just a few ingredients.
Ingredients (scroll for the recipe)
- Matcha Green tea powder (I use this one from Amazon)
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Dates or Figs*
*You can use honey, maple syrup or agave instead of dates or even Stevia.
- honey or agave *optional
If you’re in a rush, I recommend making a quick matcha smoothie instead of a bowl. Though it’s very easy to make a matcha smoothie bowl. You simply need to add less liquid to the recipe so that your green tea smoothie is very thick and can be spooned rather than sipped.
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Can Matcha Powder Be Added to Smoothies?
The short answer is yes! Matcha can be consumed cold or hot and it does not destroy the precious nutrients and properties of this superfood. Green tea matcha powder can be used for desserts, cocktails, and even overnight oats—which is the next recipe on my matcha list.
Matcha also has a little bit of a bitter taste, which I happen to love. If you are a green tea lover, it’s likely you likethe bitter taste of unsweetened matcha. You can find sweetened matcha that hides the natural flavor of the green tea, but that option also comes with a lot of sugar.
Instead adding bananas, blueberries and other natural sweeteners is a great way to enjoy a matcha smoothie.
What Fruit Can be Added to Matcha?
Adding banana and fruit to your green tea smoothie will add fiber and protein, but you can certainly skip the toppings although granola dipped in a little matcha smoothie is the most delicious breakfast you can make, second only to my acai bowl recipe.
Matcha Green Tea Powder Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1/2 tbsp Matcha Green tea powder
- 1 Banana
- 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Spinach
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Dates (You can use honey, maple syrup or agave instead of dates. )
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup raspberries or strawberries
- 1/2 cup granola
- DirectionsAdd all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth, but thick. Add ice as needed to ensure thickness. The less liquids the better for a creamy and thick smoothie
- I find that the banana ads much needed sweetness to the otherwise bitter green tea powder.
- If you want to make the matcha smoothie recipe with no banana, consider adding avocado or protein for that frothy smoothie texture.
- You can also add protein to this smoothie. Matcha smoothie works with chocolate or vanilla protein powder. I recommend adding 1 scoop of either for added flavor and protein to the recipe.
- There is a difference between regular green tea and matcha green tea powder. Matcha is bright green while green tea is more brown. Find the real matcha green tea powder at specialty stores like Whole Foods online on Amazon. This is the matcha powder I use.
- Trader Joe's also has a green tea powder that they sell for lattes. Its sweetened, but works in a pinch.
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