Gone are the days when consuming hundreds of calories in the name of a wholesome breakfast was the norm. Ever since smoothies made their way into health-conscious households, they have been replacing all major complex carbs-rich, oily, and animal-sourced breakfast components.
This super green spinach match smoothie is just one example. It is light but will still get you through your mornings without hunger or unnecessary snack cravings.
Are you ready to find out all that is great about a matcha-infused banana spinach smoothie? Below you will find a healthy, time-saving, and vegan matcha smoothie recipe with several of its health benefits.
So let’s get blending!
Spinach Matcha Smoothie: Ingredients
Here is the list of ingredients you’ll need to blend a wholesome serving of banana spinach smoothie with matcha powder:
· A handful of baby spinach
· A frozen banana
· Frozen pineapple pieces
· Plain soy yogurt (or another plain yogurt of your choice)
· Almond milk as required (or any other milk of your choice)
· 1 tsp matcha powder
Optional: Add a tablespoon of protein powder to give your smoothie a protein-packed punch.
How To Make Matcha Spinach Smoothie
Are you ready to give your body a dose of nutritious goodness? Here are the instructions for the matcha smoothie recipe:
Add spinach and milk to the blender jug. Secure the lid tightly and run the blender at high speed for 1 or 2 minutes. Blending the spinach first will ensure no leafy bits are swimming around in your otherwise smooth banana spinach smoothie.
Now, add the frozen fruits, yogurt, and matcha powder and blend until the mixture is homogenous. If you want to add any extra ingredients, here’s your cue to do it. We recommend a tablespoon of grounded flax seed to make the smoothie nutritionally whole by supplementing it with a protein component.
Pour a tall glass for yourself, garnish with your favorite topping, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Ceremonial vs. culinary grade matcha?
Ceremonial matcha, as the name implies, is used for ceremonial purposes. It is extracted from young matcha leaves that have an extremely delicate flavor and give the highest quality matcha powder.
In contrast, culinary matcha is what you see in everyday cooking. It is more common, has a stronger taste, and comes from slightly more mature leaves.
What fruit goes well with matcha powder?
Many people find the taste of matcha a bit too overpowering. Hence, it is best paired with some fruits. The most famous choices are mangoes, pineapples, bananas, citrus fruits, apples, or peaches. However, you can decide according to your taste preferences.
Why You’ll Love This Matcha Smoothie Recipe
It is easy to make, rich in nutrients, helps you stay young, tastes amazing, and looks unbelievably good. What’s not to love?
Matcha Spinach Smoothie Benefits
Matcha and spinach are two powerhouses of nutrients. Here are a few ways your body will be thankful for this matcha spinach recipe:
- Spinach is one of the most rich sources of antioxidants. And matcha tea has 125 times more! It means this smoothie might get rid of any inflammation in your body, reduce the risks of chronic disorders, fight free radicals, and purify your system.
- Matcha powder comes armed with catechins, a natural fat burner that helps you lose excessive weight and maintain a healthy weight.
- The fruits and vegetable content of this banana spinach smoothie makes it high in fiber, keeping your gut tract health optimal.
Super Green Spinach Matcha Smoothie
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup pineapple pieces (frozen)
- 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt (or other plain yogurt)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- Add the spinach, banana, frozen pineapple, yogurt, almond milk and matcha powder to your blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.