Naturally sweet and super easy: everyone’s favorite matcha smoothie recipe
This is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies when we have ripe bananas.
The banana makes this drink very creamy and sweet, and this matches wonderfully with matcha.
The result is a smoothie with a decent but beautiful green color that tastes like dessert.
Do you want to know more about matcha? This guide for beginners might help.
Another great thing about this smoothie is that it’s really simple to make.
So simple, that once you’ve made it for yourself, you probably won’t need the recipe anymore! (but I’m writing it down anyway, in case you are unsure of what measurements work best)
What you’ll need
One of the things I love about this smoothie is that you only need 3 ingredients and a blender.
And any blender works (it doesn’t have to be a specially potent one).
- The riper the banana, the sweetest the smoothie.
I find it very convenient to make smoothies with bananas that have got some brown spots and aren’t as appealing to eat anymore.
- If you want a thicker, milkshake-like texture, use previously frozen banana. In this case, you’ll need a potent blender though.
- Any type of milk works for this smoothie, whether it’s dairy (any fat content) or a non-dairy alternative.
- I recommend buying premium matcha that has been tested so it’s free of heavy metals or pesticides.
For this smoothie, both ceremonial grade matcha and culinary grade matcha go well.
Yes, matcha contains caffeine, so this smoothie also does.
1 teaspoon of matcha (the amount of matcha this smoothie has per serving) contains around 40–90 mg of caffeine, depending on the matcha you use.
Unfortunately, you can’t switch matcha for green tea leaves.
Matcha is a type of green tea, but it’s not the same as regular green tea: matcha is made from more tender leaves that grow shaded and at the end, they get finely ground in special tea mills. So, you can’t make matcha by grinding green tea.
Matcha banana smoothie
- Blender No need for an extra strong one
- 1 ripe banana
- ¾ cup milk of choice My favorites are almond milk or low-fat dairy
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- Peel the banana.Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately.
- If you want a thicker texture, use previously frozen banana (in this case, you’ll need a strong blender).
- I love using homemade almond milk for this smoothie