June 6, 2015

Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

This Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie is a light, refreshing way to get your daily dose of zenergy and antioxidants! Matcha pairs so beautifully with coconut, banana, and pineapple.




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!

PS - come join The Garden Grazer on Instagram 🍓 and share your matcha pics if you get the chance! I love seeing them!


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 (latte 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.

{Printer Friendly Version}

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







Disclosure: The Garden Grazer is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to amazon.com and affiliated sites. I only share things I LOVE and personally use! (There is no additional cost to you in clicking the affiliate link.)


12 comments:

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

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

      Delete
  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. ;)

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

      Delete
  3. sounds delicious :) yumyy perfect for summer

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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!

      Delete
  6. Just made this delicious smoothie, definitely be making it again. The pineapple and banana made it really refreshing for summer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Geraldine! Sorry for the delay in my response! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed this over the summer :) Thanks for your sweet feedback and have a beautiful rest of the week! -Kaitlin

      Delete