This vibrant matcha smoothie is simply bursting with goodness. A beautifully balanced blend of vegetables, fruit, protein and healthy fats, it's going to fill you up and every mouthful is delicious!
If you've been following me for a while you will know that currently, I'm part-time managing the flagship Xtend Barre London studio, located on Marylebone High Street. As part of my role there I take care of all things food-related, including our nutritious smoothie menu. Every day that I see a client walking out with one of my smoothies... it just makes me so happy!
My latest creation for Xtend Barre is a matcha smoothie. We call it Matcha Bright Eyes and it's been super popular since it launched last month. Using our favourite matcha powder by Matcha Maiden, it's just the right balance of sweetness and that distinctive matcha flavour. We also add chia seeds and coconut oil for protein and healthy fats.
So lovely readers, because I love this matcha smoothie so much I'm sharing the recipe on here with you, too! I hope you love it just as much as my barre buddies do.
Spinach, Banana and Matcha Smoothie
- 250 mL coconut-rice milk or other milk of choice*
- 1 tsp matcha tea powder - I used Matcha Maiden
- 1 small banana ideally frozen**
- 1 handful baby spinach leaves, about 20-30 grams
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or your favourite nut butter e.g. cashew butter
- 1/2 cup ice cubes - OPTIONAL
- 5 min
- 5 min
- Place all ingredients into a blender and process until nice and smooth. Serve immediately.
- You can top this with something crunchy; I recommend homemade granola, cacao nibs or bee pollen.
*Coconut-rice milk has a slightly sweet taste and works really well with the flavours in this smoothie. But you could easily substitute in another milk, whether that’s non dairy like almond or oat milk, or a dairy milk. If the end result isn’t sweet enough for you, add 1/2 – 1 tsp honey or another liquid sweetener, but go easy!
**Using a frozen banana in the smoothie gives you a thicker, creamier result. Peel a few bananas, chop into chunks and throw them in a zip lock bag in the freezer so you always have some ready!