Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl

Get a dose of antioxidant power from this gorgeously-green Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl.

Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been mighty cold here in Nashville, but that didn’t stop me from making a smoothie bowl this week! For the Recipe Redux challenge this month, we were asked to use a new ingredient for the new year. Have you tried any new ingredients at home this year?

While my love for matcha has been strong for years, I’ve never tried anything beyond purchasing matcha tea and lattes, the main reason being I could never bring myself to buy a can of matcha powder. It’s not cheap. But in all reality, neither is buying matcha lattes from Starbucks or the one tea shop in Nashville that serves it.

Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl

So with my practical decision-making hat on, I finally purchased a 1.5 ounce container of stone ground green tea powder. At first I thought I would use the beautifully green earthy powder to bake cookies, but alas I went in the complete opposite direction and made a smoothie bowl. Boy, am I glad I did! This smoothie bowl has a heaping tablespoon of ginger so it has quite the kick and the pomegranate seeds were the perfect compliment to the matcha flavor. And how gorgeous is the color? Other smoothie bowls will be green with envy. 

Speaking of smoothie bowls, have you seen this amazing coloring cookbook from the Meal Makeover Moms? You can get your Smoothie Bowl Coloring book free on their blog!

So what is matcha and why should you consider adding it to your diet? Matcha is a young, green tea that is very high in antioxidants and chlorophyll, which is to thank for the gorgeous green color. Matcha is different from other teas in that you actually consume the entire matcha tea leaf, which is why it comes in powder form. Since the tea leaves are stone ground and that’s what ends up in your cup, you reap more of the nutritional benefits of the plant! It’s also the reason it costs more than traditional teas. Can you imagine grinding up a bunch of delicate tea leaves? Sounds like quite a job!

Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl

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Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl

Yield: 1

Ingredients

4 fluid ounces coconut milk (or milk of choice)

1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves

3 1-inch frozen banana chunks

1/4 of avocado, sliced

1 tablespoon fresh, minced ginger root

1 1/2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 date, chopped

Toppings:

Pomegranate seeds

Banana slices

Chia seeds

Combine all ingredients in a blender, starting with the liquid. Process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with pomegranate seeds, banana slices, and chia seeds or other desired toppings.
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Do you use matcha at home? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?

Click through the gallery below to see how other Recipe Reduxer’s are cooking with new ingredients in 2016!

And one last thing, there’s still time to enter the Boulder Organic soup giveaway so hop on over and you may win 3 free soups. Soup + smoothie bowls = the perfect balance 🙂

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Comments

  1. nutritionadventures says

    I love the vegetal taste of matcha and there’s so many fun ways to use it! Hope you enjoy!

  2. nutritionadventures says

    Thank you, Caroline 🙂 The wavy bowl is my fave & a fellow food blogger friend gifted it to me!

  3. nutritionadventures says

    Thank you, Corina! Maybe adding it to something like a smoothie bowl may make it more palatable for you? It certainly has a distinctive taste!

  4. says

    I haven’t tried matcha – it just hasn’t appealed to me. But I know it’s all the rage these days, so perhaps one day soon! Your smoothie bowl looks fantastic – and other bowls will indeed be green with envy 😉

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