A vegan, non-banana smoothie that is deliciously creamy (and cute!)
Matcha and strawberry is a combination made in heaven, and not only because they are two of my favorite things: these two pair really well!
So, since strawberry matcha latte has earned a regular place at our home, I decided it was time to make a smoothie with matcha and strawberry.
And I’m very proud of the result!
With some pastel pink and green, this vegan smoothie looks lovely, it’s super creamy and it’s packed with healthy ingredients.
Let me show you all my tricks to make this matcha strawberry smoothie!
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Notes about the ingredients & alternatives
I’ve only tried this recipe with almond milk because I love how the combination of pear with almond milk and vanilla taste: it reminds of pudding and makes you feel you are being hugged by a vanilla cloud!
However, I think other types of milk could also work fine.
This is optional but strongly recommended. The vanilla brings your smoothie to a new level!
You can also use vanilla paste or vanilla powder instead vanilla extract.
I don’t sweeten this smoothie, but this recipe is on the less sweet side.
So, if you prefer sweeter smoothies, I recommend one of these options:
- adding some sweetener, such as simple syrup (here you can check my recipe for sugar-free syrup), honey (my vanilla infused honey matches great) or other maple syrup
- adding banana – I wanted to craft a smoothie recipe without banana, but you can also add banana. The smoothie will be sweeter.
Feel free to substitute it for a banana*.
Actually, using banana makes this smoothie slightly sweeter than when using pear.
The avocado provides creaminess.
If you don’t have any, you could also substitute it for a banana*.
*If you don’t have pear nor avocado, use 2 bananas.
This strawberry matcha smoothie is as easy so make as any other smoothie: blend the ingredients and you are good.
However, if you want the strawberry (pink) part stay separated from the matcha, you’ll need to:
- First make the base of the smoothie (only blending the almond milk with pear and vanilla)
- Reserve a half of this to blend the strawberries in; combine the other half with the matcha
- Eventually add 1-2 ice cubes after pouring the strawberry smoothie and before pouring the matcha, to make sure you get layers
Matcha Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 Cup Almond milk 250 ml.
- ½ Avocado around 70-80 gr.
- 1 Pear
- Vanilla extract or vanilla powder To taste
- 1 Cup Strawberries 100 gr.
- 1 tsp. Matcha powder
- Wash the pear and cut into dices (you can peel it or leave the skin; both options work).Blend it with the avocado flesh, almond milk and vanilla. I’ll call this mixture “smoothie base”
- Reserve half of this smoothie base for the matcha. Add the strawberries to the other half of smoothie base and blend until smooth.
- Pour the strawberry smoothie into a glass.
- Blend the other half of pear-avocado smoothie base with the matcha.
- Put 1-2 ice cubes over the strawberry smoothie and pour the matcha smoothie aiming to an ice cube to get a layered look.If you don’t mind both combining, you can skip it.
But I don’t know if using all frozen ingredients (frozen pear, frozen avocado) or eventually blending ice in (many people like adding ice to their smoothies) could be enough to get layers without using ice cubes. Since I don’t like my smoothies too cold, I carefully remove the ice cubes with a spoon once I have the desired layered look.
I hope you enjoy this matcha smoothie!
Before you go, check these other delicious recipes with matcha you’ll probably love: