- Recipe: Vanilla Matcha Smoothie
- Writer: Lizzie Green
- Content-Type: Food Blog
The sweet, creamy base of this matcha smoothie is made of banana, vanilla, and almond milk. It makes a nutritious, antioxidant-rich breakfast or snack.
I don’t think I ever lived without matcha goodies. Matcha ice cream, matcha doughnuts, and matcha cakes have become our go-to afternoon munchies ever since we arrived in Japan.
I guarantee that this matcha smoothie is a lot healthier treat than any of the others. Matcha is undoubtedly healthful, but a doughnut is still a doughnut.
This is how we consume matcha at home. I start with my usual smoothie foundation of almond milk, bananas, and matcha powder, and then add a little vanilla bean.
If you’re unfamiliar with matcha, it’s a high-quality, finely powdered green tea powder.
Because all the great green tea antioxidants are concentrated, it is sweeter than steeped green tea and far healthier. You must try it in this matcha smoothie to not become addicted.
Matcha Vanilla Smoothie
|Prepare time: 5 minutes
A total of 5 minutes
Serves: 3 miniature smoothies
Bananas, vanilla, and almond milk are used to make this subtly sweet matcha smoothie. It makes for a nutritious, antioxidant-rich breakfast or a fantastic afternoon pick-me-up.
- 2 bananas, frozen
- 1 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- Matcha powder – a few teaspoons to a few tablespoons depending on your matcha and your taste. I used a few tablespoons of this kind.
- Vanilla bean – a tiny scrape from about 1-inch of the pod
- A few handfuls of ice
- Honey, agave, or sweetener of choice (optional)
- Combine all of the ingredients. Taste and adjust to your preferences. Incorporate sweetener if desired.
- The vanilla bean pod was a pleasant addition but wasn’t entirely essential. If you don’t have one on hand, leave it out entirely rather than using vanilla extract in its place.