I’m not sure when my obsession with matcha started, but it did. And I never looked back. I’ve added it to my afternoon teas, topped my morning oatmeals with it, and even added it into some of my favorite baked goods.
But my absolute favorite thing to do with matcha is to make a delicious smoothie out of it! And today I’m sharing with you my favorite matcha latte smoothie recipe!
What Is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder that comes from specially grown green tea leaves. Matcha traditionally comes from East Asia. It has a slightly bitter yet vegetal taste. It also has a vibrant green color that comes from the high level of chlorophyll in the leaves. Although it’s been consumed in Japan and other neighboring countries for centuries, it has just recently gained popularity in the states.
We all know green tea boasts many nutritional benefits. Matcha provides even more nutrition than regular green tea. It’s a powerhouse for antioxidants! I know when I consume matcha tea, I’m always left feeling energized, yet calm. Something normal coffee or tea just doesn’t do sometimes.
You could have a simple matcha latte that’s made from whisking hot water and matcha powder together. Then topped with steamed milk.
Or you could make a smoothie out of it! What you get is a healthy, fulfilling drink that leaves you energized and satiated for hours.
Continue below to see the full recipe! Enjoy!
Matcha Latte Smoothie
- 2-3 tsp matcha green tea powder
- ½ vanilla yogurt
- 2 cups milk, of choice, almond or rice milk work great
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup, or more if you like it sweeter
- 1 Tbsp almond butter, or cashew butter
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup ice
- 1 pinch salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add more nut butter for extra protein or more maple syrup for sweetness.