Making a Matcha Smoothie Bowl is easy! This version is fruity, refreshing, and spiked with a boost of energy to start your day right! Floral, sweet honey balances the earthy matcha in this creamy bowl.
Yes, I have been on a matcha kick lately. Oh, and a smoothie bowl kick, too, I suppose.
I would say that I make some form of a smoothie or acai bowl about 3-4x a week for breakfast. I try not to overdo it—because, yes, lots of sugar—but they’re just so delicious. Especially in this hot, hot summer we’re having.
What I like most about this Matcha Smoothie Bowl is that it doubles as both a satisfying, delicious breakfast and a great morning pick-me-up. Matcha gives that nice boost of energy perfect for starting your day. I mean, a caffeinated breakfast I can eat? Yes, please.
I love matcha for so many reasons, and I write about this glorious green tea often (see: here and here).
Matcha is pretty miraculous for several reasons. Let’s cover some below.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA?
Matcha is loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants like the powerful compound EGCG.
Matcha is packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.
Matcha has been proven to enhance overall brain function, attention, and memory.
Matcha contains L-theanine, which raises serotonin, GABA, and dopamine levels. This can benefit sleep quality, help you relax, and relieve anxiety. Check, check, check.
Matcha gives what is described as a clean, jitter-free buzz compared to coffee.
Matcha boosts the metabolism and helps in the maintenance of a healthy weight.
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Ready to incorporate this naturally-sweetened Honey Matcha Smoothie Bowl into your morning routine?
This smoothie bowl is made with bananas, spinach or kale, mango, matcha powder, honey, Greek yogurt, and coconut milk.
You can top this bowl with anything your heart desires. I like using a bit of fresh fruit (blueberries, pomegranate seeds, sliced banana, mango, or kiwi), some goji powder, chia or hemp seed, and unsweetened coconut.
How to Make a Matcha Smoothie Bowl
- Author: Tiffany La Forge
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 2 small frozen bananas
- 1 cup spinach or kale
- 2 heaping teaspoons matcha powder
- 1/4 cup plain (full-fat Greek yogurt)
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2–3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1–2 tablespoons honey (to taste)
- Ideas for topping: goji powder/berries (additional honey, chia or hemp seeds, fruit (sliced banana, kiwi, blueberries, mango, pomegranate seeds), coconut flakes)
- Blend all of the ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Start with 1/2 cup of coconut milk and add more if needed. Your smoothie should be a very thick consistency, but fully blended and incorporated.
- Top with additional honey and your favorite toppings or fruit of choice. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Smoothie
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