5-minute (or less)-recipe to make a refreshing and delicious drink with matcha
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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What you’ll need
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
I like to use regular cow’s milk, but it also works with plant-based milk.
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.
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:
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.
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
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
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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