These recipes are perfect for anyone on the go. We’re pulled in a million directions, and it’s hard to make time to have a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Or if you’re like me, you have to decide between the caffeine boost or eating something good for you–with these matcha green tea smoothies, you don’t have to!

Macha Green Tea Smoothie

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Time: 3 minutes

Makes: 1-2 servings

You’ll need:

  • 1 Banana
  • 5 ice cubes
  • ¾ to 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or cow’s milk, coconut milk, etc)
  • 1 tsp. matcha green tea powder

Preparation:

  • Put banana and ice cubes in an electric blender/mixer or Nutribullet.
  • Pour almond milk and add matcha green tea powder on top
  • Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Pour into a glass/glasses.

Source: Just One Cookbook

 The greenest smoothie

The Greenest Smoothie via Bon Appetit

The Greenest Smoothie via Bon Appetit

Time: 4-7 minutes

Makes: 2

You’ll need:

  • 1 banana, frozen, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, spinach, or kale leaves
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup (nectar)
  • 1 teaspoon matcha (green tea powder)
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger

Preparation:

  • Purée banana, pineapple, parsley, almond milk, almond butter, flaxseed oil, agave, matcha, and ginger in a blender. Sweeten with more agave, if desired.

Source: Bon Appetit

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Matcha vanilla smoothies

Vanilla Matcha Smoothie via Love and Lemons

Vanilla Matcha Smoothie via Love and Lemons

Time: 3-5 minutes

Makes: 3 small smoothies, as pictured (or 2 larger ones)

You’ll need:

  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • matcha powder – a few teaspoons to a few tablespoons depending on your matcha and your taste.
  • vanilla bean – a tiny scrape from about 1-inch of the pod
  • a few handfuls of ice
  • optional – honey, agave, or sweetener of choice

Preparation:

  • Blend everything together. Taste and adjust to your liking. Add some sweetener if you wish.

Note: the vanilla bean pod isn’t completely necessary, it was just a nice addition. If you don’t have one handy, just omit it rather than substitute with vanilla extract.

Source: Love & Lemons

Matcha mango smoothies 

Mango Matcha Smoothie

Mango Matcha Smoothie via Love and Lemons

Time: 5-7 minutes

Makes: 2 large or 3 small smoothies

You’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aiya Matcha Zen Cafe Blend (or 2 teaspoons Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • a few handfuls of ice
  • optional – 1 frozen banana

Preparation:

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth. For a creamier smoothie, add a frozen banana.

My notes: this one is personally one of my favorites! I’m not a big fan of bananas unless they’re in their original form. Something about the blended texture and the flavor itself tends to subtly take over with every sip. So the fact that I could achieve a smoothie consistency without having to use the banana sold me on this one!

Source: Love & Lemons

Super green smoothie bowl with macha and ginger

Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Matcha Smoothie Bowl via Epicurious

Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 2 servings

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut-milk beverage or almond milk
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha
  • for serving – unsweetened coconut flakes, granola, and/or raspberries

Preparation:

  • Soak oats and chia seeds in coconut milk in a small bowl at least 10 minutes and up to overnight.
  • Transfer to a blender and add avocado, ginger, mango, spinach, almond butter and matcha.
  • Puree until smooth, then divide among 2 bowls. Top with coconut, granola, and/or raspberries and serve.

Note: to shorten prep time in the morning, soak oats and chia seeds the night before. Assemble all other ingredients except the avocado in a resealable container or blender pitcher and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, combine soaked oats and chia, avocado, and refrigerated ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.

My notes: this one is awesome! If you’re not a morning person, I’d recommend saving it for the weekend when you have more time. Additionally, if you want a more portable option, gradually blend in the oats and chia concoction. It still tastes the same, just alters the thickness making it more drinkable.

Source: Super Green Smoothie Bowl | Epicurious April 2015

Hope you enjoy these recipes. Share what you think after you’ve tried them or let me know what some of your favorite recipes are.