Making Smoothies with Matcha Powder

Matcha powder is shade-grown green tea leaves that are finely milled into a powder. It's made from the same tea leaf that's used to make gyokuro tea.

What's most interesting about matcha powder is you're consuming the entire leaf instead of steeping the leaf and throwing it away when you're done, so with that comes more nutrition and anti-oxidants.

You'll can see matcha popping up in ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, sushi, starbucks drinks, and most importantly... smoothies.

It's traditionally made by putting a teaspoon or two in a small bowl of hot water, and whisked with a specific matcha whisk (also known as a chasen) until your hand gets cramped, but you don't need to do any of that when using it in a smoothie. You can simply add the powder as an ingredient to your smoothies.

It's a bit bitter and earthy by itself, but it has an awesome, unique taste that you can only describe as "some kind of...green...tea".

Popular Flavor Affinity

Try this out when thinking of how to use your matcha:

matcha powder + avocado + banana + agave nectar


Smoothie Recipes with Matcha Powder

Green Tea Smoothie

All of the food you see made with "green tea" is actually made with...


Matcha Powder Flavor Pairings

Agave, Avocado, Banana, Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Cocoa Powder, Coconut Water (beverage), Coconut Water (raw), Ginger Root, Honey, Mango, Almond Milk, Pineapple,
Matcha Powder Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 250.0
Calories from Fat 0.0
Total Fat 0.0g
Saturated Fat 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 0.0mg
Potassium 0
Total Carbohydrate 50.0g
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 50.0g
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 60.0mg
Calcium 0.0mg
Iron 18.0mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 0
Folate 0
Niacin 0
Riboflavin 0
Thiamin 0
Vitamin B-12 0
Vitamin B-6 0
Vitamin D 0
Vitamin E 0
Vitamin K 0
Minerals
Copper 0
Magnesium 0
Phosphorus 0
Selenium 0
Zinc 0
Other
Caffeine 0
Theobromine 0
Water 0
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific Name
Nitrogen FactorNone
Protein FactorNone
Fat FactorNone
Carb FactorNone