Matcha Protein Smoothie

matcha protein smoothie

I’m all about that matcha.

My latest obsession is the Matcha Green Tea Latte at Starbucks. I like mine unsweetened (because the powder they use already has sugar in it) and with soy milk.

I get it on downtown date nights, after playing in the snow, while traveling, when sick, and whenever I can find any excuse to make a Starbucks run. I wanted to find a way to get the benefits of matcha, without the added sugar, so I’ve started making drinks with matcha tea at home!

Packed with protein, healthy superfoods and a little caffeine kick from matcha powder, this creamy Matcha Protein Smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or post-gym drink.

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Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” So what’s all the hype all about. Matcha is different than traditional green tea in

With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered. With other green teas, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded.

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee – which is great news for if you dislike coffee (*raises hand*).

Also, there’s the nutrition benefits!

  • High in antioxidants
  • Decreases risks of high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or strokes
  • Quickly calms and relaxes
  • Helps burn fat
  • Etc, etc — see this reference

Happy drinking friends!

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Matcha Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1 smoothie
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • ½ scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend together until smooth. Add more coconut water if needed.


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    Mama Munchkin (@globalmunchkins)

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I make a matcha latte occasionally but I have never thought to use it in a protein smoothie. Can’t wait to try it 🙂 Where do you get your vanilla coconut yogurt?? Or what brand is it?


    I enjoy smoothies and am always looking for something new to try. This sounds really good and I can’t wait to make it! Thanks for sharing.


    i love matcha green tea but I’ve never made my own matcha smoothie! this looks delish – thanks for sharing! xx


    I love green smoothies! I haven’t tried it with matcha powder! Great idea!


    I’m always looking for ways to incorpoate match!

    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    Looks and sounds like a great way to start the day! I haven’t really gotten into the matcha trend in the last couple of years but I would definitely try it in this smoothie!

    Karin Rambo

    I just bought some matcha and I love it! I’m excited to try this!

    Kristina Padgett

    This smoothie looks so good! I have such a hard time eating greens I need to try this recipe! 🙂

    Lee Anne

    I keep seeing matcha everywhere! Ohh how yummy!
    Lee Anne

    Allison - Celebrating Sweets

    I make matcha smoothies frequently but I never thought of using coconut water. That sounds SO good! Perfect for after a workout!

    Jamie | The Kitchenarium

    Green just happens to be my favorite color 😉 I love the look of this smoothie –it sounds wonderful too.

    Allison Gallagher

    I’m also a Matcha latte addict…This looks SO yummy. Can’t wait to try.

    The Southern Thing

    I’d love to try this! Thank you for sharing.


    I am trying to incorporate smoothies into my daily diet but I just can’t seem to get them right (they always seem to be too thick and don’t taste the greatest). 🙁 I’m definitely going to try this recipe, thanks for sharing it!


    This is a yummy looking smoothie, I look forward to trying it! Thank you for sharing!


    I’ve never had matcha. Thanks for the tips on the health benefits. It looks delicious!

    Mimi Rose

    I’m obsessed with Matcha right now! I’ve mainly been enjoying it in Matcha Green Tea Lattes, but just started using Matcha powder in smoothies too! Looking forward to trying this one out. 🙂


    This sounds delicious and healthy. I, too, love Matcha, and I am always looking for new ways to use it. Quick question – is it common to ever feel sick after drinking matcha? I know it’s a powerful detoxifier, but sometimes I feel ill after drinking it in tea. Perhaps this smoothie will be the best way for me to enjoy the benefits of match. Thanks for sharing!


    I’ve been a big matcha fan for ages, since the late 90s when I started to slowly become obsessed with Japanese food. I’ve never had the Starbucks latte but I’ve had many a matcha drink or treat in my life. It’s an aquired taste, someone should tell people that lol, but once you’ve actually aquired it you get cravings for it. It’s *so* lovely. I like it paired with a white chocolate flavor sometimes but generally on it’s own, a little matcha powder in a smoothie or something is just right!

    I never have used it for anything but it’s flavor but if I could find vanilla protein powder that was made from vegan-friendly protein sources, this would be perfect for me! Thanks for the recipe. 😀


    What a great idea! I’m making smoothies daily so I would have to try this out!

    Manju | Cooking Curries

    I love smoothies for breakfast and I am already looking for new recipes and ideas. This sounds and looks really good!


    On the photos it looks so great. I’m not really a green tea enthusiast but I think I will try it – for my health

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