Hey Green Tea fans. I have the most exciting recipe for you today. Yeap that would be this vegan Matcha Smoothie (Green Tea Smoothie) all perked up even more with some delicious peaches. Isn’t this Smoothie worth getting out of bed for?
And after the last few weeks, chockablock with lots of activities, some more exhausting than others but all fun, I have been feeling a little bit run down. And so I am in need of a little energy boosting pick me up, every day. And enter this awesome Matcha Smoothie.
And guys, I tell you this smoothie is the bees knees. It is thick, creamy, dairy free, and vegan too. I am a sucker for this and I guarantee you will be too. Do feel free to add a little less green tea matcha powder or a little more to your taste.
Matcha Banana Smoothie
I love putting bananas in my smoothies and it is no different in this Matcha Banana Smoothie. It helps make the smoothie that little bit thicker and that little bit sweeter. You can use either a fresh banana or a frozen banana. If using a frozen banana then please make this smoothie in a high powered blender.
How To Make Match Smoothie (Green Tea Smoothie)
Step 1. Get all your ingredients together (peaches, matcha, ginger, bananas, almond milk, date syrup).
Step 2. Add them to your blender and whiz into a smoothie.
For this you can use either fresh peaches if you have some to hand but if not tinned peaches work too.
Adding Matcha to your smoothies is honestly one of the easiest ways to add a coffee style boost to your breakfast drink or snack without thinking too hard about it.
Ooooooh look at that smoothie…
What is Matcha (Green Tea Powder)
In case you are new to matcha, it is a super concentrated ground green tea powder. Its origins are traced back to Japan where it is used in Japanese tea ceremonies. In terms of all the nutrient, when you drink one cup of matcha, you are drinking is about the equivalent of drinking be approximately 10 cups of green tea. Wow right?
Health Benefits of Matcha
Research shows that there are a few health benefits of matcha.
- It is extremely high in antioxidants
- It helps boost your energy levels
- It helps improve mental health via it calming L-theanine amino acids
- It helps you burn calories, and is used in slimming supplements
- It helps keep your skin looking younger for longer via things called polyphenols
It sounds like green tea matcha is the superhero amongst teas. Now if I was artistic, I would draw you an amazing figurine to go with that description. Not brave enough to try it though.
Here is a link to an article that tells you more about the benefits of matcha.
More Smoothie Recipes
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Originally posted Jan 2015, updated Feb 2018.
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- 2 large ripe peaches peeled and stoned
- 1/2 tsp matcha
- 1/2 tsp minced ginger
- 240 ml 1 cup almond milk
- 1 peeled banana
- Maple syrup or other sweetener to taste optional
- Blend all the ingredients together and serve.