Morning Boost Green Smoothie

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Enjoy this energizing coconut matcha green smoothie for a refreshing morning boost of protein and caffeine that lasts till lunchtime.

Two glasses full of a coconut green smoothie with an open jar of matcha powder.


 

Why you’ll love this smoothie:

I’m a big fan of smoothies for breakfast, especially when the weather gets warm. They’re tasty, versatile, and a great way to add vitamins and nutrients to your diet. 

This morning boost green smoothie uses just 5 ingredients and is a breeze to make! 

  • Quick – This green smoothie recipe comes together in a single blender in just 5 minutes. Plus, most blenders are dishwasher-safe, making cleanup easy. 
  • Healthy – Made with fresh, natural ingredients, this recipe provides vitamins, nutrients, fiber, protein, and antioxidants for a well-rounded meal that’s sure to keep you satisfied. 
  • Energizing Matcha is a natural stimulant that helps boost energy levels and alertness without causing jitters or a caffeine crash later in the day. 

The combination of ripe bananas and creamy coconut milk creates a sweet flavor that’s so tasty you’ll feel like you’re treating yourself to dessert when you enjoy this smoothie. 

Key Ingredient Notes:

  • Spinach – Fresh baby spinach adds extra nutrients and fiber without affecting the taste of the smoothie. 
  • Banana – Ripe, frozen bananas help make the texture extra creamy and provide a sweet flavor so you don’t need to add any additional sugar. 
  • Matcha – Use a high-quality matcha powder for the perfect amount of caffeine and a delicate, subtly sweet, earthy taste.  
  • Coconut milk – A liquid base that combines the ingredients and adds a hint of coconut taste. Unsweetened almond milk can be used, too. 
  • Vanilla protein powder – This is optional but adds a full serving of protein that makes this smoothie extra filling. 
Milk, a frozen banana split in half, matcha powder, protein powder, and fresh spinach.

How to make the best green smoothie recipe: 

A lifesaver on busy mornings, this recipe couldn’t get any easier to make! 

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. 
  2. Pulse until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 60 seconds. 
  3. Pour into a glass or go-to container, and enjoy right away! 

Tips for Success:

  • Use a high-speed blender. High-speed blenders contain powerful motors and super sharp blades that allow for quick blending and a creamy texture. The higher the wattage of your blender, the better! 
  • Adjust the consistency to suit your texture preference. For a thinner smoothie, use more coconut milk. For a thicker smoothie, use less coconut milk, or add more frozen banana. 
  • Make a double batch. As long as your blender is big enough, feel free to double the ingredients for more servings. 

Variations: 

  • Fruit – You can substitute the frozen banana with 1 frozen pear or a cup of frozen peaches. The smoothie just won’t be as sweet. 
  • Greens – Kale, spinach, and chard tend to blend the best, but celery, mustard greens, and Romaine can be used, too. 
  • Vegan – To keep this green smoothie recipe plant-based, look for a vegan protein powder. 
  • Milk – Feel free to use any plant-based milk you like. Or, opt for full-fat canned coconut milk for a decadent flavor and ultra-smooth consistency. 
  • Fats – Make this smoothie even more satiating by adding in a scoop of your favorite nut or seed butter or sliced avocado for healthy fats. 

Make-Ahead Tips:

  • Portion the spinach and banana into freezer-safe bags. When ready to make, pour the contents into a blender, add your milk and matcha, and pulse until smooth. 
  • You can also prepare your green smoothie completely and pour it into a “Souper Cube” freezing tray. To enjoy, let the cubes thaw completely. Or, add them to a blender with a little extra coconut milk. 

Storing Tips:

  • This green smoothie recipe is best enjoyed right away while it’s still thick and frosty. If desired, you can place it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. 
  • For the best results, store it in an airtight container with a sealable lid to help prevent it from oxidizing. Be sure to give it a good stir before drinking in case the ingredients separate. 

FAQs: 

Is drinking a green smoothie every day healthy? 

Yes! This green smoothie recipe is full of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber to help support your immune system, digestive system, and overall health. It’s great to add to your daily routine to keep you feeling your best. 

What greens can you put in a smoothie? 

Different greens will affect the taste and texture of your smoothie, but any you have on hand can be used. Experiment with options like Swiss chard, Romaine lettuce, beet greens, carrot tops, collard greens, celery, and broccoli to discover what you like best. 

Do smoothies need ice? 

As long as you include frozen ingredients, smoothies do not need ice to become thick and creamy. 

Close up image of a blended green smoothie in a blender.
5 from 2 votes

Morning Boost Green Smoothie

Enjoy this energizing coconut matcha green smoothie for a refreshing morning boost of protein and caffeine that lasts till lunchtime.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 (500ml) smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (30 g) fresh spinach
  • 1 frozen banana Note 1
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • ½ cup (120 ml) coconut milk Note 2
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional, Note 3

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 60 seconds.

Tips & Notes

Note 1: Banana adds sweetness and creaminess. You can substitute 1 frozen pear or 1 cup of frozen peaches, but the smoothie won’t be sweet.
Note 2: For a thinner smoothie, use more coconut milk. For a thicker smoothie, use less coconut milk, or add more frozen banana. 
Note 3: Use vegan, plant-based protein powder to make this recipe dairy-free and vegan! 
Storing: 
– Smoothies only take 5 minutes to make and they taste the best immediately, so I highly recommend enjoying them fresh.
– You can store a smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but it will lose its frosty texture and possibly separate.
You can also prepare your green smoothie completely and pour it into a “Souper Cube” freezing tray. To enjoy, let the cubes thaw completely. Or, add them to a blender with a little extra coconut milk. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 274kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 713mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 3089IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 239mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American

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