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 drunk 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 months.
Can this smoothie be drunk the next day?
This delicious smoothie is a great meal prep option. We recommend putting the smoothie in a sealed container in the fridge and drinking it 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!
What does a strawberry matcha smoothie taste like? Does Strawberry even go with matcha?
Yes! The sweet strawberry flavor is the perfect complement 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 fruits or frozen fruits that would be good are mangoes, pineapple, and bananas! If using a 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 by adding ½ of a teaspoon 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 of 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! (source)
Try these other delicious drinks:
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 2 cups flax milk
- 1 avocado
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoon 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!