Matcha Avocado Smoothie

Matcha Avocado smoothie showcases a blend of nutrient-dense avocado, muscle-strengthening banana, and heart-friendly matcha. Learn how to make at home!

“Rich and creamy and tastes SO healthy and fresh. Just like a green smoothie should!”

🙂 Jeannette L.

Matcha Avocado, an exhilarating Matcha smoothie recipe that harmoniously merges the luscious richness of avocado with the grounded intensity of matcha. This divine elixir, with its captivating velvety texture, promises not only to gratify your palate but also to nourish your body.

Packed with the heart-friendly monounsaturated fats from creamy avocados, a healthy dose of fiber from ripe bananas, and a vibrant sweep of antioxidants from the potent matcha, this smoothie is a veritable pantheon of health benefits. Promoting cardiovascular health and smooth digestion, the Matcha Avocado is the perfect way to invigorate your mornings or to recharge your energy during the afternoon slump.

Key Ingredients

The Matcha Avocado smoothie ingredients are:


Health Benefits

Matcha Green Tea Powder
Matcha Green Tea Powder

Matcha Green Tea PowderMatcha green tea leaves are shaded from sunlight 30 days before harvest to boost chlorophyll and amino acid production. This makes them extremely rich in catechins, a powerful antioxidant plant compound that is approximately 130 times greater than found in regular green tea. Matcha green tea powder is a powerful tool in the fight against free radical-based cell damage and has been shown to reduce the risk of liver disease.

Avocado
Avocado

AvocadosAvocados are neither fruit nor vegetable, but are actually considered berries. They are an excellent source of vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Avocados promote healthy gut bacteria, reduce the risk of heart disease, and provide essential nutrients required during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. [Amazon]

Bananas
Bananas

BananasBananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.

Spinach
Spinach

SpinachSpinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger. [Amazon]

Almond Milk
Almond Milk

Almond MilkAlmond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol. [Amazon]

Honey
Honey

HoneyHoney is a thick, sticky liquid made from plant nectar by honeybees. It is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic acids and flavonoids that are excellent at reducing oxidative stress. Honey has been used to facilitate burn and wound healing for thousands of years and has shown great success in healing diabetes-related foot ulcers. [Amazon]


Equipment Needed

Smoothie Making Tools
Smoothie Making Tools

A standard blender is all that is required to make this Matcha smoothie. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using any one of the many available NutriBullet blenders as they are quick to set up and very easy to clean. 

If you are making this recipe for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.


How To Make This Smoothie

The Matcha Avocado smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place matcha powder, avocado, banana, spinach, almond milk, honey, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
  • Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Recipe Tips And Substitutions

For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.

If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.

Feel free to add a dollop of Greek yogurt for a protein boost or a handful of berries for extra flavor and antioxidants.



Yield: 1

Matcha Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Matcha Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Matcha Avocado smoothie showcases a blend of nutrient-dense avocado, muscle-strengthening banana, and heart-friendly matcha. Learn how to make at home!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Place matcha powder, avocado, banana, spinach, almond milk, honey, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
    2. Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
    3. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
    4. Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Notes

  1. For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
  2. If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
  3. Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
  4. Feel free to add a dollop of Greek yogurt for a protein boost or a handful of berries for extra flavor and antioxidants.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 448mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 24gSugar: 49gProtein: 31g

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Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

Are avocados fattening?

While avocados are high in fat and calories, the fat they contain is primarily monounsaturated fat, which is considered heart-healthy. A medium avocado has about 240 calories, but it also provides a good amount of dietary fiber and various vitamins and minerals. If eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet, avocados are not likely to cause weight gain and can actually be beneficial to health due to their nutritional profile. Overconsumption, however, can lead to caloric surplus and potential weight gain, as with any food.

How much caffeine is in a Matcha smoothie that has 1 tsp of matcha green tea powder?

A smoothie made with one teaspoon of matcha green tea powder generally contains approximately 70 milligrams of caffeine, though this can vary based on the specific type and brand of matcha used. To put it in perspective, this is roughly half the caffeine content of a standard 8-ounce cup of coffee, which typically contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine or more.


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→ If you liked this Matcha Avocado smoothie, try more of our energizing favorites on our Matcha Smoothie Recipes page.

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Sources

Healthline: Website

WebMD: Website

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