Energizing matcha green tea smoothie recipe is packed with peaches, bananas, spinach and pistachios. A creamy refreshing, healthy smoothie made under 5 minutes.
Are you an avid green tea drinker? I have at least have one cup a day to get me energized, plus there are a ton of health benefits. I remember being a kid a thinking anything green was yucky. It’s pretty much the phase my wiggly toddler is in right now.
As my taste buds matured and I gained more knowledge about the advantages of eating lots of vegetables, fruit, fiber and superfoods, I began to rethink my eating strategy.
This matcha green tea smoothie with peaches and spinach is the perfect balance of creamy goodness and a hint of tang. If you’re hesitant about having greens in your cup, you will be totally surprised how well the flavors are masked. It’s easy and smart to live more green, and tasty too. If you’ve got 2 minutes, I’ve got a fantastic matcha smoothie recipe for you!
Check out this healthy rainbow of whole foods! The blender cup is layered with pistachios, banana, frozen peaches, spinach and topped with match green tea powder. To bring everything together, I added a hearty splash of coconut milk. Soy, almond or dairy milk works well too.
I have a matcha green tea obsession. It’s whole green tea leaves from Japan that have been ground up into a fine powder. Matcha is traditionally incorporated as a hot or cold tea. It hasd a very robust and prominent yet gentle herbal flavor and sweet aroma.
I like the richness it adds to each sip and is less astringent. Plus you get some natural caffeine and more antioxidants and phytonutrients from the whole leaves.
Matcha is gaining a lot of popularity in other beverages, snacks, baked treats and even ice cream. I made myself a matcha green tea tiramisu cake for my birthday last year, you will rejoice if that’s up your alley!
When Jamba Juice launched their matcha green tea blast almost a decade ago, I would ride my bike all the way from my college campus to the nearest store across town to get a sip after a long day. Ahhhh, so good! I wanted to add more leafy greens and fruit to my recipe, so in goes spinach, bananas, and peaches into my blender, whirl!
Smoothies have been my happy family solution. I make a big batch and we all get a tall cold glass (one little sippy cup for James) for breakfast or mid-afternoon snack on the weekends.
For this recipe, I blend all of the ingredients except the matcha powder, pour a little for James and then add the green tea in for the hubby and I. I’ve also been making a lot of blueberry yogurt smoothies lately, you would love it! Smoothies are so refreshing, and it’s an easy way to get healthy nutrients in for the day. What’s your favorite smoothie combination?
What are some of the benefits of Matcha Green Tea?
Whole ground green tea leaves can contain up to 10 to 15 times more overall nutrients and 100 times more antioxidants compared to traditional green tea. The potent amount of antioxidants from a variety of catechins help to protect against free radicals and strengthen your immune system. For natural energy, the matcha green tea powder I use has 25 mg of tea caffeine in 1 teaspoon, about 2 teaspoons are recommended in 8 ounces liquid. There are many delicious culinary applications for matcha; beverages, smoothies, puddings, ice cream, lattes or in baked goods. Buy ceremonial grade as it is the highest quality. Start with about 1 teaspoon to your application, and then gradually add more until you reach the desired strength of flavor.
- 2 1/2 cups peaches , frozen
- 1 banana , sliced
- 1 cup baby spinach , packed
- 1/4 cup pistachios , shelled and roasted (salted okay)
- 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder , Green Foods Matcha
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract , (optional)
- 1 cup coconut milk , unsweetened
Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend for about 90 seconds until the mixture is smooth. Add vanilla to taste if desired.
1. Pistachios can be omitted or substituted with almonds, cashews or walnuts.
2. Add vanilla extract if you want to add a little more sweetness to the smoothie.
3. Coconut milk can be substituted with soy, almond or dairy milk.
4. Suggested matcha addition is about 2 teaspoons per cup (50 mg caffeine). This recipe has 2 teaspoons total for 3 cups. You can add up to 6 teaspoons if you want a stronger matcha flavor or increased caffeine.
5. Purchase ceremonial grade matcha. It is the highest quality and worth the extra cost.