I love sipping on a green smoothie. Typically the green in my glass comes from adding handfuls of spinach or kale to the blender. This time that gorgeous green is from adding matcha tea powder. Beyond color, it adds green tea flavor and a caffeine kick to smoothies.
This non-dairy smoothie recipe starts with a creamy base of coconut milk. Sweet mango contributes to the silky texture, and pairs well with the flavor of the matcha.
Matcha Mango Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 to 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
1/2 cup ice cubes
Natural sweetener, if desired
Add coconut milk, water, mango chunks and matcha tea to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. Taste and add natural sweetener, if needed.
Makes 2 small or 1 large smoothie (about 2 1/4 cups total)
Tip: Matcha is whole leaf Japanese green tea ground into a powder. The color and flavor of matcha tea can vary, and adding too much matcha can cause a bitter flavor. Start by adding a small amount of matcha, and increase according to taste. I don’t typically add sweetener, but you may need to add a touch of sweetness if the matcha tastes bitter.
More matcha recipes:
Matcha Blueberry Smoothies from Eating Clean Recipes
Coconut Banana Matcha Smoothie from Bourbon and Honey
Lemon, Ginger and Green Tea Smoothie from Coconut and Berries
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From purple to pink to orange, I adore colorful smoothies. When it comes to healthy smoothies for breakfast, a green smoothie is my top choice. For this green smoothie recipe I started with a base of coconut milk to keep it vegan and dairy free. Then I added mango for sweetness and baby spinach for a pop of green color and fresh flavor. For a nutritional boost, I included a spoonful of both sesame seed and hemp seed.
Coconut Milk Green Smoothie Recipe
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon hemp seeds
Add water, coconut milk, frozen mango, spinach, sesame seeds and hemp seeds to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth.
Makes 1 big serving or 2 small servings (about 2 cups total)
Tip: Fresh baby kale can be used in place of the spinach.
More healthy smoothies for breakfast:
Pineapple-Avocado Kefir Smoothie
Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie
Blueberry Oat Smoothie
Strawberry Chia Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes
Berry Green Smoothie with Baby Kale from Eating Clean Recipes
Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes