It’s a milkshake for breakfast. Chocolate Matcha Breakfast Smoothie is both filling and full of nutrition.
Most of us are looking for a dietary reset after the holidays and there’s no better way that to start your day than a glass full of nutrients that are good for you and taste good!
Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar free. This breakfast smoothie has filling oats and banana, matcha to help wake you up (without the coffee jolt) dates, frozen fruit for sweetness and chocolate for that yum factor.
I used oat milk for this smoothie because I’ve been on a kick lately making my own easy oat milk (< click text for the recipe). You can also use almond milk, soy, coconut, rice or regular milk, the choice is yours.
I want to talk a little more about matcha powder. It is green tea made into a fine powder that can be enjoyed in lattes or on its own in water. Some are more bitter than others, so you will need to find which one works for you.
I am not much of a coffee drinker as I find the caffeine jolt is too much and I hate the crash that follows. Matcha does not give you this, it’s more of a calm alertness because your body processes the powder different to coffee.
There are also health benefits to matcha. It’s full of antioxidants, helps boost your metabolism and is rich in fiber and vitamins. What’s not to love?
There are many things you can add to this smoothie like collagen powder, protein powder, cinnamon for extra flavor. This is what I love about smoothies, the possibilities are endless.
I don’t add ice to my smoothies because I always use frozen fruit. If you are using fresh fruit, I would add a handful of ice to make it cold.
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 cup (128 grams) frozen fruit of your choice
- 1 tablespoon oats * see note
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon green tea matcha powder
- 2 dates pitted
- 1 cup (236 ml) any milk of your choice
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, add a handful of ice.
Optional additions: protein or collagen powder, cinnamon,
banana can be frozen
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 132mg Carbohydrates: 84g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 40g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 14g