Keeping up with my current matcha green-tea obsession (check out my recent meringues and frosting if you haven’t already), I thought I’d try incorporating it in my morning smoothie routine. I love green tea and could have it at any time of the day, but I’ve learned that given my sensitivity to caffeine, I’m much better off consuming it in the morning. Until now, I would occasionally treat myself to Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccinos, but standing in that morning line is never much of a treat. Plus, something about the syrup and whipped cream that I can never seem to turn down, never quite felt early-morning appropriate. So, one recent morning, I set out to find something that was and came upon this recipe. After making just a few adjustments I’ve come to adopt Green Tea Banana Smoothies as part of my morning breakfast lineup and I couldn’t be happier with them.
To make two smoothies, you’ll need 8 ice cubes (more if you like your smoothies crunchy), 1 cup milk (fat content of your choice), 2 ripe bananas, 1½ teaspoons matcha green tea powder, and honey to taste.
Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, throw them all in a blender and blend until smooth. I used 1 tablespoon honey, but add it according to your own taste. The riper and fattier the milk, the sweeter the smoothies, so adjust as you see fit.
Pour your creation into two tall glasses and enjoy it as a tasty, energizing, antioxidant-rich breakfast smoothie. I’m so hooked on this stuff, and have a feeling you will be too. Cheers!
- 8 ice cubes
- 1 cup milk
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1½ teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add honey to taste and continue blending if the mixture isn't sweet enough.
- Pour and enjoy!
- Makes 2 servings.