Mango Matcha Green Smoothie

I don’t know what my deal has been lately, but all I’ve been wanting is spinach, spinach and more spinach. So much so that on my lunch break last week I just had to run to Whole Foods and pick up the necessary ingredients to make my go-to green smoothie. I’ve never been much of a tea drinker, but I’ve been seeing this matcha stuff popping up everywhere and I had to see what it was all about. Plus, it makes a perfect companion to all that spinach I’ve been wanting.

I am completely and totally hooked on matcha. Not only is it packed full of nutrients, but it also has a natural caffeine level to it to help give you a boost for your day! This could be the perfect morning smoothie to give you a kick start, or if you are more like me and gotta have your coffee in the morning, this is a perfect addition to your lunch or midday snack. A healthy, nutrient packed smoothie that also gives you some natural caffeine – what more could you ask for?!

This recipe is also dairy-free if you utilize the soy milk. If you are wanting to achieve a more creamy texture without the addition of greek yogurt (which is a great addition!), simply add extra frozen mango to your recipe. It makes the smoothie more thick and creamy without having to add in any extra ingredients. I love using honey as a natural sweetener to many of my dishes and this smoothie is just the same. Sometimes you can find me pouring the honey in last right into the top of my glass and letting it sink to the bottom. The honey gets nice and cold from the smoothie on the way down and creates little frozen honey crystals (delicious little nuggets of joy and honey).

 

Mango Matcha Green Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup spinach (1 large handful)
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey

 

Directions:

  1. Starting with the frozen mango chunks, add all of the ingredients into the bottom of a blender.
  2. Blend on high for several minutes or until the smoothie is to the desired texture and consistency. More soy milk may need to be added depending on desired consistency. Enjoy!