Matcha Yogurt Drink

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5-minute (or less)-recipe to make a refreshing and delicious drink with matcha

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This matcha yogurt drink is so easy that I wouldn’t have written the recipe if it weren’t for the fact that I just realized that matcha goes great with yogurt.
And that’s saying something, considering I’ve been in love with matcha for years!

All you need is yogurt, milk, matcha powder and some sweetener if you want to sweeten the drink.
Mix everything together (you don’t even need a particularly powerful blender) and enjoy your delicious matcha drinkable yogurt!

But in this post I’m sharing the exact amounts that work like a charm for me and spilling all my secrets for making it come out perfectly every time.
So keep reading and let’s raise a glass to matcha-nificent sipping!

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Reasons to love this recipe

  • EASY TO MAKE – I apologize if I’m getting repetitive, but this recipe is really easy and comes together in minutes.
  • HEALTHY – Matcha is known for its antioxidant and metabolism-boosting properties, while yogurt provides a good source of calcium, probiotics, and protein.
    Also, one of the best things about making your own drinkable yogurt is that you can sweeten it to your liking using your sweetener of choice. Unlike many store-bought yogurt drinks that can be loaded with added sugars, you can enjoy a satisfyingly sweet treat with much less sugar by making it yourself.
  • DELICIOUS – If you’re a fan of matcha, you’ll love the earthy, bold notes that it brings to this recipe, balanced perfectly with the creamy tang of yogurt.

What you’ll need

  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Matcha powder
  • Sweetener of choice (read bellow for more details)

Yogurt

I use whichever kind of yogurt I have at the moment, usually full-fat yogurt.
It also goes well with Greek yogurt and low-fat yogurt.
Just take into consideration that the texture of your drink will be different depending on the type of yogurt you use:

  • you may want to reduce the amount of yogurt (or add more milk or even switch the milk for water) if using Greek yogurt
  • reduce the amount of milk when using low-fat yogurt

Milk

I like to use regular cow’s milk, but it also works with plant-based milk.

Matcha powder

You might have heard that it’s not worth using ceremonial-grade matcha for smoothies.
But in my opinion, this recipe really showcases the matcha’s flavor, so I love using ceremonial-grade matcha for this drink.
However, if you only have culinary-grade matcha on hand, it will still work fine.

Sweetener

A great thing about this yogurt smoothie is that even granulated sweeteners (like regular sugar or xylitol) dissolve completely just by blending.
But you can also use liquid sweeteners, such as simple syrup or condensed milk. And if you’re not a fan of sweet drinks, you can leave it unsweetened—it’s still delicious!
Feel free to use your sweetener of choice.
Some great ideas for this recipe are:

Alternatives

Make it with kefir

Try using kefir instead of yogurt and milk for a different twist on this recipe. It’s a great option for those who prefer the tangy taste of kefir, and it’s still packed with probiotics and protein.
For a vegan version, you can even use kefir made with soy milk.

Decorate with yacon syrup or dates syrup

Recently, I’ve been loving to use yacon syrup to decorate the glass when making my matcha yogurt drink.
Not only does it add a touch of sweetness, but the syrup’s dark brown color also creates a lovely contrast against the vibrant green of the matcha.
I usually don’t need to add any extra sweetener to the drink apart from the decoration on the glass.

Matcha with yacon syrup

Add ice cubes

I personally don’t usually add ice to my smoothies because I don’t like them too cold, but this is one of those recipes that goes great when served chilled.
So, if you like cold drinks, feel free to blend in some ice cubes.

Time needed: 5 minutes

How to make matcha yogurt smoothie

  1. Gather ingredients

    Combine all of the ingredients together.
    One tip: it’s best to add the matcha powder last. This will avoid clumping and make cleanup easier, becase the fine tea powder won’t stick to the sides of the container.Matcha yogurt smoothie

  2. Blend

    Blend for around 10 seconds or until combined.
    If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry! You can also whisk the ingredients by hand or simply combine everything in a container that can be tightly sealed (such as a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid) and shake it up.matcha drinkable yogurt

matcha yogurt drink
5 from 4 votes

Matcha drinkable yogurt

A refreshing and healthy matcha drink
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Yogurt around 120 gr.
  • ½ Cup Milk around 120 ml.
  • 1 tsp. matcha 3-4 gr.
  • 1 tsp. simple syrup (Optional) Feel free to use sugar or sweetener of choice

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients together in a container.
    Quick tip: add the matcha powder at the end. This way it won't clump up and it'll be easier to clean your container, since the powder won't stick to the sides.
    Matcha yogurt smoothie
  • Just blend it all up!
    If you don't have a blender, no sweat! You can easily whisk the ingredients by hand or use a tightly sealed container like a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid to give it a good shake.
    matcha drinkable yogurt

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: matcha, yogurt
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 145kcal

I hope you give this delightful drinkable yogurt a try!
With the caffeine from green tea, it’s the perfect pick-me-up to help you stay focused throughout the day.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So easy and SOOOO delicious!
    Thank you very much for sharing the exact amount. I’m hooked on this matcha yogurt drink!!!

  2. Hi, this looks good but I keep reading that matcha should not be mixed with milk. So doesn’t that also include yogurt, which is also a milk product? Thanks

    1. Hi, Paula, thank you for the great question!
      As a non-nutritionist, my focus is more on taste and convenience rather than solely on the nutritional value of foods. However, I have personally wondered about the impact of adding milk to matcha green tea. While I couldn’t find scientific proof specifically addressing the combination of matcha and dairy, I did come across research on green tea in general (and most of the benefits attributed to matcha are similar to those associated with green tea, albeit in a concentrated form).

      I shared my findings on this topic in this post , whereyou’ll find links to arguments both for and against mixing green tea with milk.
      To summarize, some studies suggest that certain benefits of green tea may be better absorbed by the body when consumed without milk.
      However, other studies indicate that some nutrients in green tea may remain or even be enhanced when combined with dairy.

      So, I understand and appreciate both perspectives, and personally, I enjoy both dairy-based and plant-based milk options with matcha to add variety to my routine.

      If you prefer to avoid dairy, I recommend using coconut yogurt for this recipe (it’s the only vegan yogurt I have tried, and it has a wonderfully creamy and delicious taste!) or making your own vegan kefir.
      I have tried this matcha yogurt recipe with my homemade soy milk kefir and enjoyed the results.

      I hope this information helps find your favorite way of enjoying this drink 🙂

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