Matcha Smoothie Recipes
Are you looking to shake up your morning routine? Jump start your day with a delicious matcha smoothie! Because smoothies are usually made with fruits and vegetables, they’re a quick and easy way to load up on important nutrients you may not be getting throughout your day. And when you add matcha to your smoothie, you’ll be energized and focused all day long! Are you ready to get blending? From fruit smoothies to green smoothies and even protein smoothies, here are five delicious matcha smoothie recipes to try!
Use the Right Matcha!
For matcha smoothies, lattes, cocktails and other blended beverages, we recommend our Barista’s Premium Matcha. Barista’s Premium Matcha Green Tea is a blend of smooth tasting first harvest tea leaves and slightly stronger tasting second harvest leaves. This produces a matcha green tea with bold earthy tones and a balanced nutrient profile of L-theanine, catechins, and caffeine.
Our Favorite Matcha Smoothie Recipes
Without further ado, here are our favorite matcha smoothie recipes!
We gave the popular Bulletproof Coffee a less jittery makeover! Also known as butter coffee or keto coffee, Bulletproof Coffee is a combination of coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil. MCT oil is typically made from coconut or palm kernel oil and is popular with bodybuilders and athletes. Because the fat in MCT oil is shorter in length, it’s easier to digest than longer-chain fatty acids and may aid in weight loss, increase fullness and potentially improve your gut environment.
Our Bulletproof Matcha follows a similar recipe. But instead of coffee, this recipe uses My Matcha Life™ matcha. Even though coffee and matcha both contain caffeine, it has different effects on the body. Unlike coffee, which will leave you feeling jittery and cause the dreaded caffeine crash, matcha contains L-theanine, which helps to provide sustained energy throughout the day and even makes you feel more focused and alert.
Matcha Protein Shake
Are you someone who works out? Instead of reaching for one of those sports drinks or energy drinks that are typically loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, take five minutes to make this Matcha Protein Shake instead!
This simple shake is loaded with nutritious ingredients, like antioxidant-rich blueberries, potassium from bananas, and protein. If you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, you can easily adjust this recipe to suit your dietary needs. Simply substitute the vanilla whey protein powder with vegan vanilla protein powder. But the real star of this smoothie is the matcha. High quality matcha, like My Matcha Life™ matcha, is an athlete’s best friend. It provides sustained, no-crash energy, which can help you power through even the toughest of workouts.
Matcha Green Smoothie
Green smoothies are all the rage these days—for good reason. They’re easy to make and an excellent way to sneak in some healthy greens without having to eat a salad. If you’ve always wanted to try a green smoothie, but you were scared of the thought of drinking a spinach smoothie, this Matcha Green Smoothie will be love at first sip.
The key to making great green smoothies, besides the ingredients, is a great blender. This will ensure a smooth experience without any leafy chunks. And if you’re worried about tasting the spinach, you won’t! Spinach has a very mild taste and it’s easily drowned out by the natural sweetness of the banana, the refreshing citrus flavor from the orange, and the earthiness of the matcha. Speaking of matcha, this smoothie uses our Barista’s Matcha Tea, which is a blend of first and second harvest tea leaves, and is ideal for blended drinks like smoothies.
Pro tip: If you want a thicker, creamier smoothie, use a frozen banana. Be sure to peel the banana before you freeze it.
Matcha Almond Butter Cocoa Smoothie
Almond butter cups and matcha collide in our Matcha Almond Butter Cocoa Smoothie. This indulgent, dessert-like smoothie is a delicious combination of rich almond butter, chocolatey cocoa powder, and earthy matcha. Plus, you’ll also get the added benefit of flax seeds! Similar to chia seeds, this superfood is a rich source of omega-3s, dietary fiber and plant-based protein.
Peach Vanilla Matcha Smoothie
Do you enjoy the refreshing taste of an ice-cold glass of peach tea on a hot summer day? Then you’re going to love its blended and more energizing cousin: the Peach Vanilla Matcha Smoothie. Made with fresh peach slices, this green smoothie will automatically transport you to a peach orchard.
The natural, sweet flavor of the peaches and bananas pair perfectly with the earthiness of our Barista’s Matcha Tea. In addition to the antioxidants from the matcha, this smoothie also contains vanilla protein powder, which makes it an excellent pre-workout drink. Whether you enjoy this flavorful and fresh smoothie for breakfast, a snack or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, after you drink it everything will be just peachy.