Fuel your morning with this vegan matcha smoothie bowl. Packed with energizing ingredients like matcha powder, dates, and spinach. Top with coconut, nut butter, and other satisfying toppings of your choice!
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What is matcha powder?
Matcha is a powder made from finely ground green tea leaves. It’s the only tea where the leaves are consumed as part of the drink rather than being infused. It’s also extremely high in beneficial antioxidants.
Antioxidants help protect and counteract damage in our bodies. In turn, they may help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. You’ll find antioxidants in other plant foods like berries, nuts, broccoli, carrots, and chocolate.
Try to make it a goal to add at least one antioxidant-rich food to your day. Need more help setting realistic nutrition goals? Check out my virtual nutrition coaching + cooking program.
What are smoothie bowls?
Smoothie bowls are pretty much just what they sound like. It’s a smoothie transferred to a bowl and topped with ingredients like sliced fruit, coconut, and other delicious toppings. The key here is smoothie bowls tend to be much thicker than regular drinkable smoothies.
How to make thick smoothie bowls
To make a thick smoothie bowl, you need a very small amount of liquid and a powerful blender to cut through the frozen ingredients. This could be a high speed blender or food processor with sharp blades.
Best blender for smoothie bowls
My new favorite blender to do the job is the Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker. I was first hooked on this kitchen tool with my delicious Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl. If you’re more into fruity smoothies, try this Dragon Fruit Smoothie bowl, too!
This tool is unique because it includes both a sharp blade on the bottom along with a paddle on the top that rotates while blending. This ensures everything gets nice and smooth without having to add more liquid or stop to mix with a spoon.
Whatever blender you choose to use, blend on high until everything is broken down and smooth.
Customize it your way
A smoothie bowl is only as good as it’s toppings! For this matcha smoothie bowl, I love adding over matcha coconut energy bites. These vegan bites are packed with plant based protein and fiber to fuel your day.
You can also add over any other toppings you like. Some of my favorites include granola, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, and berries.
Craving more matcha? Try these other recipes:
- 1 large ripe banana, sliced and frozen (about 1 cup sliced)
- 1 large handful spinach or kale
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt or plain Greek yogurt*
- 1 large medjool date, pitted
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 3 tablespoons almond milk
- Matcha Energy Bites
- Nut Butter
- Hemp Seeds
- Add all smoothie ingredients to your blender or food processor and secure the lid on.
- Blend on high speed until ingredients are completely broken down and smooth. If you are using a Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker, use the preset “bowl” option.
- Use a spatula to spoon mixture into a bowl, then add over toppings of your choice.
*If you want a thicker smoothie bowl, freeze the yogurt before blending.
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 1gSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 6gSugar: 33gProtein: 10g
This is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition information does not include any toppings. For more nutrition information, seek a professional registered dietitian's advice.