If you are interested in the health benefits of matcha tea, but don’t enjoy hot drinks, why not make a smoothie? These smoothies use the supremely healthy matcha green tea powder, but is combined with yummy fruit ingredients to cover up the taste. Here are four different types of matcha green tea smoothies to try out.
Matcha Green Tea Berry Smoothie
This first smoothie lets you have your favorite fruit smoothie, but with the added health benefits of the matcha green tea powder. Start by adding any berries you like. It can be one type of berry, or a berry mix, like frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. In a blender, combine the berries with the nut milk of your choosing (I like Almond Milk). Add matcha powder, chia seeds, and a banana. You can also add some cinnamon or honey if you like. For a thicker smoothie, add some protein powder as well.
Matcha Banana Tea Smoothie
This next smoothie is super easy to make. It is best to use a frozen banana because it gives the smoothie a nice cool consistency, without having to use a lot of ice. Add the frozen banana to the blender with your matcha powder, nut milk and some maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit. There are some stores that sell latte-grade matcha powder which is
really good when making a smoothie.
Banana Cacao Matcha Smoothie
This goes one step further by using the same ingredients as in the banana smoothie, but adding a chocolate flavor as well. This doesn’t taste much like green tea, so it really is best when you want a banana chocolate smoothie but a healthier one. You can use matcha tea already made in the smoothie, or use the matcha powder. Add to that a
frozen banana, almond or cashew milk, cacao powder, and some maple syrup. Some chia seeds will add even more nutrients to the smoothie.
Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Are you a fan of smoothie bowls? If you are, why not try one with matcha green tea! Remember that smoothie bowls are thicker than regular smoothies, so you want to add matcha as the powder instead of the tea. This really thickens it up. For the bowl, also add to a blender your frozen banana, frozen berries, yogurt, spinach, and a little bit of
almond milk. Pour it all into a bowl and add toppings like coconut shavings and cacao nibs.
Being healthy never tasted so good!