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Matcha green tea powder gives this orange and banana smoothie a bright green colour for a refreshing way to start the day. You can replace the orange juice with mango juice for variation.

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IngredientsServes: 1

  • 250g ice cubes, or as desired
  • 240ml orange juice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder, or more to taste

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Blend ice cubes, orange juice, banana and matcha powder together in a blender until smooth.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(6)

Reviews in English (6)

by Irene

I used a frozen banana so my smoothie came out really thick (which I like). Not a bad recipe but I think the OJ overpowered the matcha flavour. I'd reduce the former or increase the latter next time.-07 May 2016

by Rebekah Rose Hills

I didn't have OJ so threw in a heaping TBS of orange juice concentrate with a cup of water along with the other ingredients and I really liked this one! This is the 3rd matcha smoothie I've tried, and it's actually my favorite so far. Simple, clean flavors. Adding in some more tropical fruits would be great, but I don't think they're necessary (mango and pineapple would go really well with this mix).-29 Jan 2015

by Silly Cooker Livy

I think that maybe adding more fruits like peaces, mangoes, strawberries,etc. would have a huge and wonderful affect on the smoothie. It's just a little too plain for my taste.-08 Jul 2014

Green Tea Smoothie (Video) 抹茶スムージー

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite smoothies and it’s Matcha Green Tea Smoothie (抹茶スムージー). Summer is just around the corner and I thought some of you may be interested in healthier food and drink menus. If you’ve been reading Just One Cookbook for a while, you know how much I love matcha (green tea powder) and it seems right to start sharing smoothie recipes using matcha .

Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Fight Inflammation:

  1. Fruits and berries such as blueberries, cherries, strawberries and oranges.
  2. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans.
  3. Matcha green tea powder.
  4. White tea.
  5. Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, chard and collard greens.
  6. Olive oil and fish oils.
  7. Seafood such as salmon and tuna.
  8. Garlic and more garlic!
  9. Herbs such as turmeric and ginger.

Berry Matcha Smoothie

Start to Finish: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1-1.5 cups frozen organic berries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp. Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil
  • 1 scoop Bulletproof Vanilla Bean Complete Daily Energy Collagen Protein
  • 1 scoop Bulletproof InnerFuel Prebiotic
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp. vanilla extract

Optional: Ice and sweetener of choice, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until completely smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust, as needed.
  3. Pour into two glasses and enjoy immediately.

Makes: 2 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 496
  • Fat: 40.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 30.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Salt: 56mg
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Protein: 10.7g

Have you discovered the magic of pineapple in smoothies yet? They add a fragrant, tropical sweetness, plus their acidity adds some zing to smoothie recipes.

First of all, this matcha pineapple smoothie recipe is totally energizing, and will add hours of concentration, memory enhancement, and focus to your day. It’s also a big mood-booster, and because pineapple and bananas are naturally so tasty and sweet, you won’t need to add any other sweeteners.

This smoothie is also chock-full of antioxidants, thanks to the matcha green tea powder. These antioxidants will help fight the side effects of UV radiation (keeping your skin from looking aged), alcohol, and tobacco smoke.

Antioxidants also fight far worse things, such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and some types of cancer. It contributes to heart health: matcha powder has been linked with lowered blood pressure, and studies show that those who consume matcha regularly are less likely to develop heart problems. As for diabetes, studies have shown that the catechins in matcha powder reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 33 percent. A compound in matcha reduces the formation of deposits in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease.

And matcha’s help with fighting against cancer? Studies have shown that those who regularly consume matcha have a lower risk of breast, colon, stomach, prostate, bladder, and throat cancers. The antioxidants slow down the growth of tumors, and basically cause cancer cells to die. The properties in matcha also suppress the aggressive estrogen mediators in breast tissue.

The catechins in matcha tea powder are an anti-inflammatory, which can also help your body’s overall well-being.

Matcha powder is a detoxifier, and gets rid of heavy metals and chemical toxins in your body. In addition, it also acts as an immune system booster, fights cholesterol, and helps your body with digestion and weight loss.

As you can see, matcha tea powder is stuffed with great-for-you nutrients. Try it in this super-yummy pineapple smoothie soon!

Matcha will boost your metabolism, increase your energy, and enhance your mood!


  • 2 cups thawed frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Kiwi (peeled)
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of plain low fat yogurt or 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Premium Culinary Grade Matcha
  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

This is one of our favorite matcha green tea smoothies for breakfast!


  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Zen Green Tea matcha
  • 2 teaspoons of maca powder

Note: If you want the smoothie to be a little sweet to combat the bitter cacao, I like to add a half of a tablespoon of maple syrup. Occasionally, I blend in a handful of spinach for some extra iron but that is completely optional.


  • 1 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup baby kale, packed
  • 1/2 avocado (pitted and peeled)
  • 1 nectarine (pitted)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted natural almond butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Zen Green Tea matcha green tea powder

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.


  • Coconut water, 1 cup
  • Frozen blueberries, 1 cup
  • Banana, 1
  • Spinach, fresh, ½ cup , 1/2 teaspoon


    , 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger, fresh kind, grated or chopped, 2 tablespoons
  • Orange Juice, 1 Cup freshly squeezed
  • Lime juice, squeezed fresh from ½ lime
  • Honey as needed to sweeten, or 1 tablespoon

Blend with ice until smooth.


  • Cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons
  • Oats, ½ cup
  • Banana, 1
  • Almond milk, 1 cup , 2 teaspoons
    Optional: a dash of sea salt, pinch of vanilla extract, ice


You will need:

  • Half a cup of yogurt
  • Two tablespoons of honey or sugar
  • Half a cup of ice cubes
  • A teaspoon of Zen Green Tea matcha


Just put all the ingredients in the blender and mix them together. And… that’s it! Enjoy your delicious simple matcha smoothie.


You will need:

  • A quarter of a cup of berries (raspberries, blueberries or blackberries)
  • Half a cup of yogurt
  • Half a cup of ice cubes
  • A teaspoon of Zen Green Tea matcha


Blend ingredients together in an electric blender and then pour the mixture into a tall class. It is prefrably to drink it immediately after preparation. You can add kiwis, bananas, mangos and flavors of mint or ginger, it is all up to you and your own preferences.


You will need:

  • One peeled, frozen banana, preferably an over-ripe banana
  • Half of cup of milk
  • Half of teaspoon of Zen Green Tea matcha
  • If you choose to, you can also add vanilla extract and sweeteners to taste


Mix all the above ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture becomes smooth. You can also stir if necessary.


You will need:

  • A teaspoon of Zen Green Tea matcha
  • Two teaspoons of hot water
  • One cup of milk
  • A ripe banana
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • 4 ice cubs


Start by dissolving the matcha powder in hot water. Then combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie – Keto Low Carb

I&rsquove had a bag of matcha green tea in my refrigerator for a few months. I use it occasionally to make a mock green tea vanilla latte. However, I haven&rsquot had one in a while.

Looking to use up the matcha powder, I figured I&rsquod try a new low carb drink. This time, I opted to make a keto matcha green tea smoothie.

To thicken up the smoothie, I added in some chia seeds. As the seeds absorb the liquid, the smoothie will thicken.

If you&rsquod like a thicker smoothie, you can add in some glucomannan or xanthan gum. Glucomannan is my preferred low carb thickener.

I love regular green tea, but it took me a long time to try matcha. My first taste was in green tea ice cream which is traditionally made with matcha to get the bright green color.

I&rsquove made green tea ice cream with regular tea bags. However, it doesn&rsquot have the same taste as those made with matcha powder.

That&rsquos why I finally broke down and ordered matcha. So far, the quick latte is what I&rsquove been using it for. And, now I have a great recipe for a low carb matcha green tea smoothie.

Matcha tea has a lot of benefits, more than regular green tea. The reason is because the tea it&rsquos made from the whole leaf. Therefore, there are more antioxidants.

I hope to work on a low carb green tea ice cream made with matcha this summer. Last year, I did make an attempt, but it froze really hard and it wasn&rsquot as creamy as I would have liked.

After my failed attempt at matcha ice cream, I didn&rsquot have time to experiment with it more. However, I&rsquom hoping to take off some time from work this summer to catch up on my &ldquoto do&rdquo list.

I hope you enjoy this green tea smoothie as much as I do. And, if you&rsquod rather have a fruity smoothie, you can check out my raspberry avocado or strawberry smoothie recipes.

How to use Matcha Green Tea in Recipes?

Matcha powder is finely ground entire green tea leaves that offer a moderate tea flavor with a hint of sweet taste and creamy texture. For culinary functions, it can be used in beverages like shakes and lattes, desserts like ice cream, puddings, baked items, and even in snack bars—select ceremonial grade for the highest quality drinking tea. I advise starting with adding one teaspoon to your recipe and then gradually increasing until you reach the preferred quantity of green tea taste.

Banana Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

By: EpicMatcha Published: 2016-06-01 Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 0 min Total time: 5 mins


Yield 1 drink

If you’re a little lost on protein powder, start out with soy protein. In addition to being the healthier alternative, soy protein pairs well with just about anything considered to be amongst the meats when it comes to high-quality proteins.

Especially for those who aren’t on a strict exercise regime, soy is the perfect protein to get additional vitamins and minerals and curb your appetite. Experiment until you find your favorite.
(Maybe even swap the vanilla soy milk for chocolate?)

This banana matcha green tea smoothie recipe is so delicious you can double it as a dessert. Try adding a little chocolate or ground cinnamon to your banana matcha smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth. When you’re ready for more matcha drinks, try out our iced matcha latte. To learn how to make amazingly tasty treats using Matcha powder, download our free matcha recipe book, or visit our blog!

How to make a matcha smoothie

It’s incredibly easy to make a matcha green tea smoothie with plant-based protein. I really wanted to boost the creaminess, so we’re using soaked cashews. Its

You’ll need to soak the cashews in coconut water to soften. You can soften cashew with three methods. The first method retains the most nutrients.

Soaking Cashews for a Creamy Smoothie

Method #1: soak the cashews overnight for 8 hours in the coconut water.

Method #2: Soak the cashews in boiling hot water for 10 minutes. This is what I call the “flash-boil” method when there’s no time to waste. Drain and then add to blender. You’ll lose some nutrients, yet you’ll still get the cream factor.

Once the cashews are softened, add them to a blender along with the coconut water that they were soaking in. Add the cashew milk, matcha, frozen banana, and vanilla beans to blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Make this incredible matcha smoothie recipe for breakfast or snack and enjoy a delicious and energizing drink full of health benefits!