This Strawberry Matcha Smoothie offers a great way to get a huge boost of nutrients and energy! It features healthy ingredients such as earthy matcha, sweet strawberries, and creamy avocado. It’s refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
How to Make This – Step by Step
Step One: Add all ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth, usually 1-2 minutes. TIP! For an extra matcha kick, combine matcha powder and hot water and mix. This allows the matcha to bloom.
Step Two: This smoothie can be drank straight out of your favorite glass or mason jar. It can also be made into a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings such as granola, nuts, banana slices, and whatever else you want!
Quick Facts and Common Questions
How long will this smoothie last?
You can expect your smoothie to last 1-2 days in the fridge. Give your smoothie a smell beyond 2 days, and if it starts to smell foul then it’s best to throw it out. You can also keep your smoothie in the freezer for up to two month.
Can this smoothie be drank the next day?
This delicious smoothie is a great meal prep option. We’d recommend putting the smoothie in a sealed container in the fridge and to drink within two days.
Do I need a matcha bowl and bamboo whisk to make matcha tea?
A matcha whisk and bowl are ideal for making matcha, but no you do not need them. The wide matcha bowl and whisk aerate the matcha, but quickly whipping with a fork or frother will do the trick too!
Is Matcha good for you and how do I pick the best matcha?
Matcha is considered good for you in general, having a lower caffeine content that binds with matcha’s phytonutrients to decrease the typical caffeine drop. It has many other benefits such as easing nausea and aiding in digestion. It’s low caffeine content and low acid, making it easier on the stomach. As far as matcha powder goes, it is often sold with additives such as flavors and sugar. This can be good if you want to just add it straight to water or milk, but it has much fewer health benefits since the matcha has been further processed. For picking the best matcha, there are different grades of matcha. I would recommend searching for a ceremonial grade matcha which would be one of the highest quality matcha powders.
What does a strawberry matcha smoothie taste like? Does Strawberry even go with matcha?
Yes! The sweet strawberry flavor is the perfect compliment to the earthy bitter flavor of matcha powder. This refreshing drink tastes like spring under the cherry trees. It is sweet, yet bold, and has a creamy texture with a bite.
*All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.
Strawberries: We prefer using frozen strawberries as the perfect way to get a cold smoothie. Fresh real strawberries can also be used, but we’d recommend adding ice cubes or even ice cream (did someone say strawberry milkshake?!) when using fresh strawberries. Other fresh fruit or frozen fruits that would be good are mango, pineapple, and banana! If using banana, you could add strawberry sauce to round out the flavor profile.
Matcha Powder: Any pure matcha powder or green tea powder can be used. If ceremonial grade, it will have a more intense flavor so start with adding ½ of a tsp of matcha at a time until the desired strength is reached.
Avocado: Avocados are filled with healthy fats, so any substitutes will be a slight downgrade in that respect. However, one fresh banana or frozen banana substituted for one ripe avocado would also make for a great strawberry banana matcha smoothie.
Flax Milk: Although we prefer flax milk for this smoothie, you can substitute your milk of choice. We also like to use almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, and regular milk! Check out our post all about oat milk substitutions to learn more about plant milks!
Vanilla Protein Powder: A different flavor protein powder could be used but will change the smoothie quite a bit. Protein powder can also be left out, but if so you should add an extra tablespoon of honey or maple syrup.
Add-Ins: Some additional add-ins to consider if you’re looking to boost your green tea smoothie even more include chia seeds, cacao nibs, cacao powder, flax seeds, dark cocoa powder, and coconut flakes.
Strawberries while typically grouped with berries, are not technically a berry. A berry, by definition, has seeds on the inside, while strawberries have seeds on the outside and not just a few, 200 seeds! Despite their slightly confusing background, people still love them! The average American consumes 3.4lbs of fresh strawberries each year and 1.8lbs of frozen. And to fill America’s strawberry needs, California produces 75% of crops in the US which is roughly 10 million baskets during harvest season (April to June)! To break that down further, California plants 23,000 acres of strawberries each year and each acre can produce 50,000 pounds! (source)
Try these other delicious drinks:
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 2 cups flax milk
- 1 avocado
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp matcha powder
- Add all ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth, usually 1-2 minutes. TIP! For an extra matcha kick, combine matcha powder and hot water and mix. This allows the matcha to bloom!
- Enjoy! This smoothie can be drank straight out of your favorite glass or mason jar. It can also be made into a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings such as granola, nuts, banana slices, and whatever else you want!