Matcha Smoothie

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 in Breakfast, Drinks, Guest Posts, Snacks | 2 Comments

matcha smoothie

matcha smoothie

This super yummy smoothie recipe is a guest post from my beautiful friend Gráinne who runs Karratha Yoga. If you’re up in the West Australian Pilbara region, be sure to check out her classes. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Gráinne! If you want to keep this smoothie raw, replace the soy milk with coconut water or almond milk.

When I was in my 20s I spent eighteen months living in one of the most famous green tea growing areas of Japan, Shizuoka.  A rural area, home to Mount Fuji and only an hour or two from Tokyo, the region is proud of its traditional tea heritage and I came to appreciate the mellow lift and health benefits of a good cup of Japanese green tea.

So, unsurprisingly one of my favourite treats is the classic green tea ice cream. This smoothie re-creates that yummy, creamy flavour without the refined sugar or dairy. Add more agave if you have a sweet tooth, or perhaps omit it altogether if you’re having this as a breakfast smoothie.

xx Gráinne – www.karrathayoga.com

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

1 FROZEN BANANA (nice and sweet and ripe before peeling, cutting in half and popping in the freezer)
1 HUGE HANDFUL OF BABY SPINACH
1 CUP SOY MILK
1/2 CUP WATER
2 TEASPOONS GREEN TEA POWDER (make sure it is powdered “matcha” style green tea – not fine tea leaves)
1 TABLESPOON AGAVE SYRUP

Blitz and enjoy!

Gráinne recommends this brand of matcha (pronounced ma-cha): Absolute Green Organic Tea Powder

2 Comments

  1. Adrianne
    July 27, 2013

    Hi Helena,

    I’m so glad you like my blog, thank you. Definitely try this smoothie, I really enjoyed it and it was so quick and easy.

    The glass is actually a vase, (I think?) that I found in an op shop for $1 and yes, it is a glass straw, I bought mine last week online from Peachy Clean.

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  2. Helena
    July 27, 2013

    Hello from Melbourne, just found your blog from Pinterest, beautiful… love it!
    Will have to try this as I love green tea flavours.

    Can I ask where did you get the lovely glass and glass straw (or just clear plastic)?

    Helena

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