Try this recipe for a chilled banana matcha smoothie! Made with banana, matcha and coconut milk it's an easy healthy drink that tastes great too!
l don't make smoothies often enough. Maybe it's that I don't like to clean the blender. Maybe it's that I just don't think of making them. If I want fruit I just eat it as it is. This wasn't the case for a short time about 8 years ago when we first got our blender. We made loads and loads of smoothies. We were making them constantly for, well, for about 2 weeks.
But, along comes a New Year and suddenly I'm thinking of ways to add healthy habits to my daily routine. One thing I would like to do more of is make more smoothies. I recently got some organic matcha for the first time and as a smoothie is such a simple thing to make it seemed a great way to first try the matcha.
I love the combination of coconut and banana and just by itself the banana and coconut milk makes a great smoothie, but the matcha just adds an extra dimension of flavour. I'm not a tea drinker but I do like weak green tea and the teaspoonful of matcha added to this smoothie complements the banana and coconut without being too strong. You could add a little more or less depending on how much you like it.
Do you have to freeze the banana first?
As I wanted a really chilled smoothie I put the banana in the freezer before making the smoothie. However, you can skip this step. I also put the coconut milk in the fridge so if you do that it will still be chilled. You can do this with most fruits before making smoothies and it's a great alternative to adding ice. It also means you don't dilute any of the flavour.
As I said, this was my first experiment with matcha but as it's a really healthy ingredient I would like to do a little bit more experimenting with it. Did you know it't got even more antioxidants than a cup of green tea? Cupcakes next maybe or possibly a matcha and chocolate mousse?
Have you used matcha and if so how do you use it?
Banana Matcha Smoothie Recipe
Banana Matcha Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 1 tsp matcha I used Kiss Me Organics Culinary Grade Green Tea Powder
- 300 ml coconut milk
- At least 30 minutes before making the smoothie slice the banana and put it in the freezer. Put the coconut milk in the fridge.
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
More Smoothie Recipes
I love making smoothies and if you'd like some more smoothie recipes then do check out some of these recipes. I've got a fruity green ginger smoothie, a tropical ginger smoothie, an orange smoothie with carrot and ginger a Vita Coco banana blueberry and spinach smoothie as well as a banana, Nutella and avocado smoothie.
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Disclosure: I received a free sample of the matcha but the views here are my own.