Today I am excited to share a recipe for an energizing and refreshing smoothie with you- my morning matcha smoothie. 🙂 This drink uses matcha, a type of green tea, as its key ingredient, to add a boost of caffeine that won’t make you crash and a nice flavor. Matcha, which has become increasingly more popular in the health food industry in the past few years, is a great substitute for coffee as it is high in antioxidants and promotes relaxation. While I have been enjoying matcha tea lattes (recipe coming soon!) the warmer weather has been great for these smoothies.
Now, you all know how much I love to blend up smoothies for a quick breakfast with a nutrient punch, and as summer gets closer and spring schedules become busier, this is the obvious choice for a healthy breakfast or meal on the go. While I love my Raspberry Almond Breakfast Smoothie (recipe on the blog!) and other favorites, this matcha smoothie is a great way to switch things up. The addition of a frozen banana adds creaminess and natural sweetness, and the cinnamon adds a nice flavor boost to balance out your blood sugar.
So, without further ado, please enjoy this morning matcha green smoothie and stay tuned for more refreshing summer recipes coming soon!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1-2 tsp. matcha green tea (I find mine in packets at trader joe’s)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. honey (optional)
- 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)
To make, simply add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!