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This matcha green smoothie is a nourishing and yummy pick me up that’s made with fresh fruit, coconut milk, and matcha powder. It’s paleo, dairy-free, and AIP.

matcha smoothie

What is Matcha?

Matcha is by far my favorite tea! Matcha is a green tea powder that’s typically made into hot tea with just water, or into lattes. It’s an antioxidant-rich tea that has a rich flavor, a beautiful green color, and gives a bit of a caffeine boost without the crash that you would get from coffee.

Not only is matcha great in lattes, but it actually makes a tasty smoothie as well! The rich flavor pairs well with a fruit smoothie, and you can’t beat that green color to boost an already green smoothie!

Why I love this matcha smoothie

It’s packed with healthy greens

Any way that I can sneak in more greens is always welcome!

It’s made with avocado and coconut milk

Most smoothies use milk and yogurt to make them creamy, but this dairy-free smoothie uses coconut milk (or almond milk) and avocado!

It’s made with matcha powder

The star ingredient to give it color, flavor, and hint of caffeine to get you going.

How to make this matcha green smoothie

  • Using a high-speed blender, blend the milk with the matcha powder for 5-10 seconds or until fully combined.
  • Add in the spinach and blend for another 10 seconds or until the mixture is fully liquid and no large bits of spinach are visible.
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients (reserving the optional kiwi) and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if a thinner smoothie is desired. Serve chilled.

matcha smoothie ingredients

What’s the best matcha powder?

There are a lot of matcha brands out there, and not all are created equal when it comes to quality and flavor. My favorite option if I’m just making a hot or iced tea is Picque tea matcha crystals. They’re not cheap, but I use it sparingly and it is incredibly tasty! However, it’s not ideal for this smoothie as it’s better brewed. I prefer the brand ippodo matcha for recipes like this! But of course, you can simply use whichever matcha powder is your favorite if you already have a brand you love.

The Ingredients

Spinach

You can also use something like kale if you prefer.

Coconut milk

You can also use almond milk.

Frozen mango

The mango gives a great flavor and keeps the color more neutral than something like berries would.

Matcha powder

Avocado

This adds healthy fat and makes the smoothie creamy

Collagen 

This adds a protein boost to the smoothie. I like the brand vital proteins, but use what you have on hand.

Kiwi 

This is optional, but if you want a pretty green smoothie, this really adds something special.

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Matcha Green Smoothie


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

This matcha green smoothie is a nourishing and yummy pick me up that’s made with fresh fruit, coconut milk, and matcha powder. It’s paleo, dairy-free, and AIP.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Using a high speed blender, blend the milk with the matcha powder for 5-10 seconds or until fully combined.
  2. Add in the spinach and blend for another 10 seconds or until the mixture is fully liquid and no large bits of spinach are visible.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredeints (reserving the optional kiwi) and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if a thinner smoothie is desired.
  4. Serve immediately and top with kiwi if desired.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Smoothie

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 587
  • Fat: 44g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 19g