Enjoy this smoothie bowl for breakfast and you’ll feel satisfied
and energized for the rest of the day. It’s perfect for St. Patricks Day!
Have you ever had a smoothie bowl?
It’s a great way to enjoy your smoothie as more of a meal rather than a drink. You sit down and eat it with a spoon The fruit and nut toppings add texture. It makes me feel like I’m eating a bowl of cereal but oh so much more nutritious and delicious!
Matcha is a powdered green tea. You eat the whole leaf which is dried and ground. The name matcha means powdered tea.
Unlike other green teas that come in tea bags, matcha is dissolved in water, smoothies, lattes or baked goods – leaves and all.
As a result matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea.
Antioxidants reduce inflammation and help prevent oxidative stress on the cells throughout your body.
Since the tea bushes are shaded from the sun for their last few weeks of growth they have a deeper green color in the leaves and more chlorophyll. This increases the tea’s antioxidant content and flavor. Matcha has profound flavor with a rich umami taste.
In this recipe I add strawberries for a sweet base. If you want more sweetness add half a banana. You can also make it with 1 banana and 1/2 cup of strawberries but it will have a higher glycemic level.
Strawberries also help balance blood sugar, provide anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits and support the cardiovascular system
Coconut milk adds creaminess and complements the green tea flavor. Use canned lite coconut milk or make your own. Homemade coconut milk is simple to make from shredded or flaked coconut. Click here for the recipe.
The matcha powder is proven to reduce physiological and psychological stress. It helps keep you happy.
Lemon is added to significantly boost the bioavailability of Matcha’s antioxidants, known as catechins. When combined with lemon your body absorbs more of these compounds (as much as 13 times).
Avocado is a natural hormone balancer, ensuring your brain is making the right chemicals needed to keep you feeling great. It’s the #1 food to eat to feel happier.
This Matcha Strawberry Smoothie Bowl is easy to make. Just put everything into a blender. Blend on low, scraping down the sides until you have a texture like SOFT SERVE! It so delicious you’ll think you’re eating soft serve but so much better. It’s one of the reasons I love it!
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Enjoy this smoothie bowl for breakfast and you’ll feel satisfied and energized for the rest of the day.
- 1 cup frozen organic strawberries or ½ cup frozen banana and 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 heaping cup baby spinach or romaine (if you’re sensitive to oxalates)
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- ½ cup coconut milk (homemade or lite) or coconut water
- ¼ avocado
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Matcha Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3–4 drops Stevia to taste
- Sliced strawberries
- Dried coconut flakes
- Dried Goji Berries
- Cacao Nibs
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Place all ingredients (except optional toppings) in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Since the mixture is smooth and thick, you may have to scrape it down a few times to get it to blend.
- Pour into a bowl.
- Eat alone or top with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition information is with 1 cup strawberries and no banana.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Snack, Smoothie
- Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Diary Free
Keywords: matcha smoothie bowl
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