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Fruity, refreshing and energizing, this Matcha Smoothie Bowl recipe is a great way to start your day and a super snack during the day.
Smoothies are a great way to change things up and experience the different types and flavours of fruit. Why not take it a step further and add other healthy ingredients, such as matcha.
Benefits of Matcha
Without the matcha, a smoothie bowl is healthy enough. So what does matcha bring to the table?
Originating from Japan, matcha made its debut in popular western food culture in the early 2010s as a matcha tea latte. It quickly became popular on social media because of its vibrant green colour and its many health benefits.
Matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant and is the purest form of green tea. This means it shares many of the same benefits as green tea.
It’s most well known for its high concentration of antioxidants which can help prevent chronic disease. It also protects the liver, boosts brain function, promotes heart health and aid you in weight loss. The best benefit of matcha is that it’s also easy to prepare and include in your diet!
Learn more about the different benefits of matcha here.
Components of a Matcha Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Like any other smoothie bowl, this Matcha Smoothie Bowl recipe can be adjusted to your personal preferences. Feel free to add or take out any ingredients
This recipe calls bananas, spinach, mangoes and coconut milk as its main ingredients. You can also opt for a strictly just fruit smoothie by taking out the spinach and replacing it with pineapple, blueberries or kiwi. Note that using blueberries will change the colour of your smoothie. Also, make sure you use frozen fruit instead of fresh!
As for the toppings, it’s completely up to you but here are some great topping ideas.
- Goji berries or other dried fruits
- Pomegranate seeds
- Fresh berries such as blueberries, strawberries or blackberries
- Sliced mango or kiwi
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds or pumpkin seeds
- Slivered toasted almonds or other nuts
- Granola clusters
The amount of toppings is also totally up to you. If you like crunch, adding more nuts or granola will satisfy your craving! Don’t be afraid to get creative with this Matcha Smoothie Bowl recipe! Also, try our Mango Smoothie with Tapioca recipe if you enjoy drinking smoothies.
Matcha Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 2 small frozen bananas
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- ¼ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup frozen mangoes
- ½-¾ cup coconut milk
- 1-2 tbsp honey, to taste
- Handful of blueberries
- Handful of raspberries
- 1 kiwi
- Handful of almonds
- Add all your ingredients, minus the toppings, to a blender and blend on high until it becomes smooth and creamy. The smoothie should be a very thick consistency or the heavier toppings will sink to the bottom. Make sure the entire smoothie is fully blended with no chunks.
- If you prefer a more liquid consistency, add more coconut milk. Start by adding ½ cup of coconut milk and add more if needed.
- Prep your toppings by washing the fruit and gently patting them dry with a paper towel. Peel and slice your kiwi.
- Scoop the smoothie into two bowls and smooth out the surface using the back of a spoon. Arrange the toppings in any way you’d like! Enjoy!