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

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

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

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*Note: any grade of matcha will work with this recipe - either ceremonial, latte, or culinary! Here's the matcha brand I LOVE and recommend:

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

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

  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. ;)

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

  3. sounds delicious :) yumyy perfect for summer


  4. i love matcha this sounds great i will have to try this

    1. Hi Nancy! Matcha is incredible, isn't it? :) What's your favorite way to prepare it? Hope you enjoy the smoothie!

  5. i was given ceremonial grade...is that ok to use

    1. Hi Barbara! Definitely! I've used ceremonial, latte, and culinary grade for this before :) Are you new to matcha? It's amazing stuff! Wishing you a very happy new year!