- Dish type
- Green smoothie
Spinach, kiwi fruit, avocado and banana are blended with green tea for a nourishing smoothie with an added kick from ginger.
2 people made this
- 240ml brewed green tea, chilled
- 30g fresh spinach leaves
- 1 kiwi, peeled
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 banana, broken into chunks and frozen
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min
- Combine tea, spinach, kiwi, avocado, banana and ginger in a blender. Blend until smooth.
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by Kelli W
Enjoyed this as it has a very fresh taste. However, if you use a full cup of tea like the recipe notes, the drink will likely be very thin. However my banana was not frozen. So I give the recipe a 5 on flavor, but not 100% sure on best measurements. I will make it again. I used honey lemon green tea with excellent results.-21 Feb 2018
Green Tea Smoothie
This matcha green tea yogurt smoothie is a healthy afternoon drink to help satisfy hunger and bring a boost of energy.
These last few months I’ve shared several healthier recipe posts which I’ve been making to help maintain a healthier lifestyle. I plan on continuing to share more and hopefully you’ll find some of them helpful to you as well.
January was easiest, as everyone seemed to have the same mindset. But now there’s been Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and long weekends and it’s definitely getting harder to stick to good eating habits.
I still try my best to eat well during the work week. I make healthy lunches and dinners, avoid eating out too much, etc. Born Sweet® Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener has been extremely useful. I’ve turned to it often to sweeten up my daily drinks, whether it be my morning coffee, breakfast or afternoon smoothie, or afternoon tea.
For instance, my green tea smoothies. I’ve expressed my love for matcha green tea. It’s such a beautiful color, has a number of health benefits, contains caffeine for my afternoon energy boost, and I just really enjoy the flavor. On its own, it has a very strong, bitter flavor, so some sweetener is definitely needed. I also use plain nonfat greek yogurt for my smoothies. Plain greek yogurt has a lot of protein, which helps keep me full. I always choose plain so I can control the sweetness.
Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener has worked great at sweetening my smoothies while not adding any calories to my drink! I also like that Zing™_Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is made with only real ingredients and nothing artificial.
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If you’re looking for more smoothie ideas be sure to check out my simple Mango Lassi, Papaya Smoothie and Acai Bowls, too! You might like to try my homemade green tea latte, too.
5 Deliciously Healthy Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipes
Whoever has not tried anything matcha yet should do it now!
This organic dark green tea powder which originated in China has existed for more than 900 years now and has slowly evolved from a cure for several ailments into a household byword.
The bushes of this beneficial plant are sheltered in order to avoid too much sun so as to reduce the speed of photosynthesis, which, in turn, slows down their growth. This process enhances amino acids and chlorophyll production, thanks to the Japanese Zen Buddhist monks.
Today, studies show that this tea’s benefits are immense and a lot of people have tried everything matcha!
This is a popular brand of matcha green tea, and our favorite one we like to use in our recipes. We love it because it is also organic, which is always preferred. Check out the latest price at Amazon.
Here are a few of the smoothie recipes I compiled that can help you in creating and tasting this amazingly nutritious tea.
Watch How to Make Green Tea Smoothie
Delicious and refreshing matcha green tea smoothie made with banana, almond milk, and matcha powder.
Difference between matcha (green tea powder) & regular green tea leaves
Before I start, I want to mention once again that matcha (or green tea powder) is NOT something you can make by grinding green tea leaves that you normally drink at home or restaurant. I receive this question all the time, so please make sure that you don’t grind green tea leaves to make m atcha. What’s ma tcha t hen? You can read from this post where I explain a little bit more about matcha .
As my work requires me to spend a lot of time testing recipes which comes with a lot of eating and sitting in front of the computer which means staying glued to my chair and not moving enough, I noticed I had involuntary put my health in negligence. I knew it was time to do something about it. So back in October last year I made a resolution to take better care of myself. What that means is I make sure to 1) make time to go to the gym 5 days a week and exercise for at least one hour, 2) sleep by 1 am, not 2 am anymore, and 3) eat smaller portions (and less carbohydrate). They seem ambitious, but I am determined to carry them out.
One of the new habits that I incorporated into my daily routine is drinking smoothies. Smoothies are simple, delicious, and exciting, but they are not a replacement for a meal in my case. Instead, they are more like a healthier “snack” between meals to fill me up, so I don’t gorge on a big portion during meal times. I make healthy smoothies for Mr. JOC and myself every morning, and another round of smoothies for my kids and myself every day after school.
Of all the smoothie recipes I’ve experimented with so far, my favorite is matcha green tea smoothie. The taste of banana mixed with matcha green tea complements each other well and you get a creamy consistency. What I love most is the power duo also gives you an energizing boost and the natural sweetness helps stave off cravings for sugary snacks.
You can use any blender to make smoothies, but I bought a Nutribullet from Costco a while back when it was discounted. It’s so easy to use! You can make as many servings as you like, but what I like most about this Nutribullet is that it’s easy to make ONE serving. And the blender container can turn into a cup so you don’t need to pour the smoothie into a glass (one less thing to wash!). You can even take it on the go with a special lid. How awesome is that? (I am not being paid or compensated by Nutribullet for singing praises here. I just truly enjoy the product).
If you are looking for a power morning drink or an afternoon pick-me-up, I hope you enjoy this matcha green tea smoothie. It makes a deliciously refreshing treat, especially on a sticky summer day. Cheers to a healthier daily routine!
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Vanilla Green Tea Smoothie
This Vanilla Green Tea Smoothie combines the classic flavors of green tea and vanilla in a rich, creamy smoothie that's both healthy and delicious! Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon pick me up!
So. I've been trying to do more for myself lately. Which, as any mom knows, isn't nearly as easy as it looks. Between taking care of kids and cooking and cleaning and working and keeping a household running. by the end of the day, all I can really think about is crashing on the couch. The thought of having a friend over or. gasp. going out? It's pretty much the last thing on my mind.
But. When I do muster up the energy to make it happen, well, it always feels worth it. Because getting out of the house and spending time with friends and feeling like a normal adult feels good! Even if it does require showering and getting dressed and foregoing my couch time for the night.
I've done it a few times recently, and I have to say I think I'm getting better at it. I'm better about how I structure my day, what I eat for the right kind of energy (like this Vanilla Green Tea Smoothie), and how I get ready for a different kind of night. Including using Rohto Dry-Aid eye drops after my shower.
Because if there's one thing that's true about me, it's that dry eyes are always an issue. And there's nothing worse than getting all ready, and putting on makeup, and going out for a fun night. only to have red, itchy, irritated eyes! (AmIright?)
I recently discovered Rohto Dry-Aid and found out it's the #1 global eye care brand clinically shown to provide longer lasting dry eye relief versus the leading over-the-counter brand. Rohto Dry-Aid helps restore the natural tear film to provide soothing relief for up to 12 hours, and is designed to address the five key symptoms of dry eye: dryness, irritation, grittiness, burning and stinging. I've found it to be greatly effective in eliminating my dry eye symptoms and making my nights out SO much more fun!
Which got me thinking: I wonder if there are other things I could do to help reduce my symptoms. So I started researching, and do you know what I found? Drinking green tea can actually help reduce the symptoms of dry eyes, too! And, when you mix it right into this delicious Vanilla Green Tea smoothie, it's actually enjoyable.
I love the combination of vanilla and green tea, and this Vanilla Green Tea Smoothie is smooth, creamy, and just sweet enough to be perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. And when you combine it with Rohto Dry-Aid, I feel like dry eye issues are a thing of the past. Interested in trying Rohto Dry-Aid for yourself?
It's currently available at major retail locations where over-the-counter dry eye drops are sold, and also online at the Rohto website.
Mint and Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
Meet my new favorite feel good smoothie. It’s green (of course), but not too green.
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The base of this smoothie is brewed green tea infused with golden coins of fresh ginger. I used some organic green jasmine tea here, but you can use whatever you’ve got. Just make sure the tea bags haven’t been sitting in the pantry for 5 years. Green things include spinach for nutrients and mint for flavor. Pear and pineapple join the mix to naturally sweeten things up. Blend that all up, and you’ve got a vibrant green beverage that’s pure sunshine on a cold winter morning. There’s no kale or celery in this smoothie, so its “greenness” is definitely on the pleasant side. Continue reading for the smoothie recipe.
The main flavor of this smoothie is green tea, so there is some room for variation here based on what type of green tea you use. Once you’ve blended up the smoothie, taste for sweetness and acidity. If you need a little more sweetness, add a dab of honey. A little more acidity? Add a squeeze of lemon. Just avoid adding more fruit, because you’ll start to mask the flavor of the green tea.
Peach Green Tea Smoothie
Somehow I’ve managed to let summer almost slip away without sharing a new smoothie recipe with you guys. I actually don’t think I’ve made a new smoothie recipe since January…how is this possible?! Lucky for you I froze some of my Colorado peaches a couple weeks ago and I was really in the mood for a peachy smoothie this past weekend after our overly warm weather.
Back in January I made a Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie and it is by far my most popular smoothie recipes on the blog. I can’t say I’m surprised because it’s pretty darn tasty and is unique because it uses green tea as the liquid instead of milk or juice. I just happened to have more green tea in my pantry so I brewed a cup, chilled it, then added it to this delicious Peach Green Tea Smoothie!
This smoothie not only has the healthy benefits of green tea and peaches in it, but it also has added protein thanks to Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt makes this smoothie a little more filling as well as adding some creaminess. If you can’t have dairy try mixing in a non-dairy yogurt instead. I sweetened the smoothie with honey because I love the combination of peaches and honey together, not to mention honey and tea are a classic pairing.
I tend to like my smoothies extra thick, probably because it makes me feel like I’m having a milkshake for breakfast rather than what it really is, a healthy smoothie. If you like your smoothies thinner I would just omit the ice or not add as much, but with the weather still being hot, I say the thicker and frostier the smoothie the better!
What makes this limeade recipe healthier?
Traditional limeade contains refined sugar. We’ve all heard by now how sugar can increase your risk for certain health issues, like diabetes and obesity. However, did you know it can also contribute to depression or other mood disorders? I was shocked to find that out, yet it makes good sense. Thankfully, my cilantro smoothie recipe is sweetened with the natural sugars found in 1.5 bananas. Similarly, you can sweeten the natural way with ingredients like banana, dates, maple syrup or honey and avoid those refined sugars.
Fresh Cilantro in a Smoothie
Cilantro is one of those things that people either love or hate. Whichever side of the fence you sit on in respect to cilantro, it’s hard to deny its health benefits. Also called Chinese parsley and fresh coriander, this leafy green herb helps the body detoxify itself of heavy metals. It’s also a good source of vitamin K which helps with circulation and blood clotting. I think it tastes great too, especially blended into a green smoothie! Or on your tacos. Def on your tacos. #teamtaco
Fresh Ginger goes well with Lime
This Cilantro smoothie also contains ginger which is good for settling the tummy. When one of my SGS team members was expecting, she had raging morning sickness. Well, it was all-day sickness, to be more specific. Thankfully, she was able to keep that upset tummy at bay by consuming everything ginger she could find (ginger root, ginger lozenges, ginger tea).
Adding it to your smoothies regularly will help keep tummy troubles in check.
Plus! Ginger is also known for fighting inflammation. See why I love it so? Now inflammation can be a good thing, like when your immune system is fighting off infection. However, the bad kind of inflammation can contribute to all sorts of yuckiness in the body, like asthma and arthritis.
Therefore I choose to fight it off on the regular with a bit of zesty ginger in my smoothies. It tastes good and is good for me. See, now these are the moments I enjoy being a grownup!
Why smoothies help you lose weight
For most of us, there’s a balance between the good things and the not-so-good things. (I’m talking to you, French fries with my veggie burger.) My point is, it’s hard to always eat healthy. Which is why I like to do the Fresh Start seasonal cleanse using green smoothies (like this one!) as my breakfast for 21 days. It gets me back on track and makes sure I drink the best smoothies for weight loss and my overall health.
There are special occasions when we want to indulge, it’s hard to eat healthy all the time when traveling. You know the drill. We do our best. And I don’t believe in punishing ourselves for enjoying a treat now and then.
Build Muscle to Burn Fat
What I’m a big proponent of is eating healthy as much as possible and participating in a regular exercise routine. That looks different for all of us with our varied interests, schedules, time constraints, and lifestyles. There’s nothing that will help boost your metabolism more than doing exercises that build muscle.
More muscle means more fat-burning capabilities.
For me, that’s running 3-5 times a week and lifting weights 3 times a week. When it comes to boosting your metabolism, exercise goes hand in hand with healthy eating. Certain foods have fat-burning and metabolism-boosting abilities and adding them into your diet can help magnify weight-loss efforts. I’m a huge fan of smoothies, especially when I can use natural ingredients to transform it into a weight loss smoothie.
Give your body energy (i.e. high quality calories) to power it through a workout. The workout will help build more muscle, which burns more calories (i.e. fat) the rest of the time. See how nicely that works? It’s a beautiful thing!
Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
This matcha green tea smoothie recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam shares her passion for healthy eating and cooking on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
Homemade smoothies are a delicious way to get a nourishing boost of energy in the mornings or on-the-go. For this matcha green tea smoothie recipe, I used different types of ingredients that offer a rich source of nutrients, such as protein, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. Enjoy this smoothie as an energizing breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. It only takes a few minutes to prepare this nutritious beverage in your blender. For an irresistible frozen treat, pour the mixture into popsicle molds and set them in the freezer. In a few hours, you’ll have refreshing ice pops that are perfect for the hot weather!
Matcha green tea powder contains extremely high antioxidant levels that exceed those of other green teas. Matcha is one of the most superior grades of tea in the world. It tends to be more expensive than other varieties of green tea because it is grown in limited quantities in Japan, where producers follow a meticulous procedure to ensure the leaves retain their rich concentration of nutrients. Great care is taken to grow the tea leaves in the shade and protect them from sunlight prior to harvest. Only the youngest, most tender leaves are used for matcha, at which point they are air-dried and ground into a fine powder.
Abundant in antioxidants, matcha green tea prevents oxidative damage caused by free radicals and protects against disease. Matcha green tea powder has a natural energizing effect and can boost metabolism, improve concentration, and ward off stress. It is extremely rich in chlorophyll which not only gives matcha its signature green color, but also acts as a powerful detoxifying agent to rid the body of toxins and heavy metals. It also provides fiber, amino acids, and immune-boosting vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. Matcha green tea powder is truly an antioxidant and nutrition powerhouse.
Other health benefits of this smoothie come from flaxseed meal , which is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, while insoluble fiber supports a healthy digestive system. The hemp protein powder in this smoothie makes it a great source of protein. It also provides a nearly perfect balance of essential amino acids and fatty acids. Almond flour adds an additional source of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
Dried mulberries are another antioxidant-packed ingredient in this smoothie. Extremely high in calcium, iron, and vitamin C, mulberries are a nutritious staple in my house that I often use in salads, too. I added dates to sweeten the smoothie naturally, though if you feel the smoothie is not sweet enough, you can add a little bit of stevia powder .
This Matcha green tea smoothie recipe makes a blended drink that tastes incredible and is extremely healthy and refreshing. Matcha tea powder adds a distinctive green tea flavor, while almond milk and dried fruits make it a sweet and creamy treat. Smoothies are easy to whip up for breakfast, as a post-workout meal, or a nourishing snack anytime of the day. My whole family loves this energizing smoothie and I think you will, too!