The Ultimate Morning Matcha Smoothie

As a busy work at home Mum, I’m always on the lookout for healthy, energizing breakfast options that I can whip up quickly before heading out the door. That’s why I love this Matcha Green Tea Smoothie – it packs a powerful nutritional punch and tastes absolutely delicious.


Matcha is a finely ground powder made from high-quality green tea leaves. Unlike regular green tea where you steep the leaves and discard them, with matcha you consume the entire leaf. This means you get an extra concentrated dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Matcha is rich in the amino acid L-theanine, which is known to promote calm, focus and concentration – something I have found I need more as I approach the menopause. The natural caffeine in matcha also provides a gentle energy boost without the jitters you might get from coffee. It’s the perfect morning pick-me-up.

Here’s the simple recipe I use to make my daily matcha smoothie:


  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk


  1. In a blender, combine the matcha powder, banana, spinach, Greek yoghurt, and almond milk.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
  4. Pour into glasses and serve immediately for a refreshing and energising start to your day.

The banana and yogurt provide creaminess and natural sweetness, while the spinach adds a nutrient boost. I love how the earthy, slightly sweet flavor of the matcha ties it all together.

Matcha smoothie

This matcha smoothie has become an essential part of my morning routine. It gives me sustained energy and mental clarity to tackle my busy workday, without the crash and jitters of coffee. Plus, it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support my overall health and wellness. I find that sipping on this smoothie as I get ready in the morning really sets me up for a productive, focused day. It’s a simple, delicious way to nourish my body and mind before I even step out the door.

While the base recipe is delicious as-is, you can easily customize this smoothie to suit your tastes and dietary needs. Here are some tasty variations to try:

Swap out the banana for 1 cup of frozen pineapple or mango. The tropical flavours pair beautifully with the earthy matcha.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder for a rich, chocolatey twist. You can also use chocolate plant-based milk.

Mix in 1 cup of frozen berries like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries. The natural sweetness complements the matcha.

Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of your favourite plant-based protein powder for an extra nutritional boost.

  • Use frozen fruit for a thicker, creamier texture.
  • Start with 1 teaspoon of matcha and adjust to taste – a little goes a long way.
  • Blend the greens and liquid first to ensure they’re fully incorporated.
  • For a frothy top, blend the smoothie for an extra 30 seconds.
  • Serve immediately for the best flavour and consistency.

If you’re looking for a healthy, energising breakfast option, I highly recommend giving this Matcha Green Tea Smoothie a try. It’s sure to become a new favourite in your morning routine!

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