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Matcha Green Tea Green Monster Smoothie

  • Author: Diana of thechiclife.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Matcha green tea powder adds a subtle, yet intoxicating flavor punch to the regular green monster smoothie. And for those who don’t know, a green monster smoothie is one made with spinach! Trust me, you can’t taste it. This recipe is a great way to start your day right – with a serving of fruit and veggies, plus matcha green tea goodness. I added yogurt to this smoothie for the protein (to help me stay full) and probiotics (because they’re good for you), but you could substitute additional milk.
*Vegetarian, Vegan if you use vegan milk and yogurt*


Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder, to taste (I really like matcha, so I went with 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 banana (a frozen banana will give you a thicker consistency, but non-frozen works, too)
  • 1/4 cup frozen spinach (or 1 1/2 -2 cups loosely packed, fresh baby spinach)
  • 1 individual vanilla yogurt, preferably organic (or sub milk if you don’t want to use yogurt, use coconut or soy milk yogurt for vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (use vanilla/sweetened rice milk for extra sweetness or use plain/dairy milk and add sweetener of choice, if desired) – add additional milk if you want a more liquidy texture.
  • 2 cubes ice
  • additional sweetener of choice, optional/if needed (I didn’t need it, but flavor your smoothie to your taste)

Instructions

  1. Place matcha powder, banana, spinach, yogurt, milk (plus sweetener if using), and ice in a blender.
  2. Note: place matcha powder in the blender first so it gets covered with other ingredients. This helps keep the powder from blowing around the blender when you turn it on.
  3. Cover and blend until banana/spinach/ice is processed and smooth, and the matcha is well-incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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