June 2, 2016

Creamy Banana Matcha Smoothie

As you may have guessed, I'm still matcha crazy! 🍵✨While my favorite way to drink it is whisking a warm bowl of pure matcha tea every morning (see my Matcha Guide), this creamy smoothie is another amazing way to enjoy it as the temps heat up. We've been enjoying these as a mid-day pick-me-up a couple times a week. Banana and matcha are a beautiful pair and this refreshing, energizing, antioxidant-rich smoothie is a perfect summer drink. The best part? It takes less than 5 minutes and only 4-ingredients to make! Cheers to another matcha-filled summer! 😊

Vegan, gluten-free
Serves 1

1 ripe banana, frozen if possible
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1 tsp. Encha organic matcha (latte-grade)*
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
2-3 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Variations: add vanilla extract, more/less sweetener, or a spinach/kale boost!
Tip: the more brown spots on the banana, the sweeter it'll be :)

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*Note: this is the matcha brand I LOVE and recommend!

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  1. When I asked google, "Is maple syrup vegan?" this was the response from https://www.maplesyrupworld.com/pages/Vegan-Maple-Syrup.html

    It is a totally “green choice” as the trees are not harmed from extracting the sap which is the sole ingredient in maple syrup. No other ingredient than pure Maple Sap is used which classify maple syrup as vegan. Maple syrup is a great sweetener for vegans and is becoming a more and more popular substitute for sugar.

    1. That's how I understood it too - thanks for the research! <3