Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl
We all know green tea has antioxidant benefits. But did you know that powdered green tea (also known as matcha) has 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea?
This is a fun way to slow down and enjoy your smoothie as more of a meal with a spoon (as opposed to slurping it down with a straw). Plus, you get to add more nutrition foods with toppings like fruit, nuts and seeds.
We've have 5 ingredients in 5 minutes.
Take on the matcha green smoothie.
Banana creates a creamy, sweet base; coconut milk adds creaminess and complements the green tea flavor; and the matcha powder adds mega health benefits and earthy, tea flavor. Pineapple is an optional ingredient that balances the sweetness with a bit of tartness.
| Ingredients |
• 2 peeled, sliced ripe bananas
• (optional) 1/4 cup chopped ripe pineapple
• 3/4-1 cup light coconut milk
• 2 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
• 1 cup organic spinach or kale
Tips: Freeze any of these ingredients if you want to smoothie to be colder.
• Fresh berries
• Coconut flake
• Banana slices
• Chia seeds
• Slivered roasted almonds
| Instructions |
|1| Add frozen banana slices, pineapple (optional), coconut milk, matcha powder and spinach to the blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.
|2| Add only as much coconut milk as you need to help it blend. Thin with water instead of coconut milk to save on calories, if desired.
|3| Taste and adjust the flavor as needed, add more banana, or a touch of maple syrup / stevia for sweetness. More matcha for more intense green tea flavor, or coconut milk for creaminess.
|4| Divide between two serving bowls and top with desired toppings. We've gone with fresh raspberries, chia seeds and coconut flake. Bananas would make a delicious garnish as well.
|5| Best when fresh, though leftovers keep well sealed in refrigerator up to 24 hours.