June 6, 2015

Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie


I have a small confession to make: I've never been a fan of coconut! But I really want to be, so I keep trying :) I've heard that matcha & coconut is a lovely combination, and given my deep love of matcha, I knew I had to give it a try. The verdict? I can honestly say it was the first time I ever enjoyed coconut! Turns out all it needed was a little matcha magic ;) I usually think coconut overpowers everything but it doesn't here at all. It's such a light, refreshing smoothie with a wonderful balance of flavors. Another great way to change up my daily matcha routine!


Vegan, gluten-free
Serves 2
Adapted from A Couple Cooks

Ingredients
14 oz. can light coconut milk
1 ripe banana
1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
2-3 tsp. Encha organic matcha (culinary grade)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. agave (or maple syrup, honey, etc)
Small handful ice

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Adjust sweetness by adding more agave if desired.

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In LOVE with this smoothie as well:
Tropical Matcha Smoothie

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6 comments:

  1. Wow this looks so delicious and refreshing! Perfect for summer :) I am a huge coconut lover!

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to get on the coconut train! This was a great first step ;)

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  2. It's over 100 degrees here today so this smoothie is pretty much all I want right now! It looks so creamy and refreshing. And of course, not too coconutty. ;)

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    1. Whoa - heat wave already!! These would be the perfect solution! ;) Are you a matcha drinker too?

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  3. sounds delicious :) yumyy perfect for summer

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