Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

This Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is the perfect thing to get your day started! Made with banana, frozen broccoli, mango, and plant-based milk, this vegan matcha smoothie is loaded with green goodness, antioxidants for a healthy morning breakfast recipe. 

three glasses of matcha green tea smoothie garnished with mango, lime, and purple flowers

Hey there, it’s me, the Nutrition Lady, about to deliver a dose of sunshine into your morning routine.

I don’t drink coffee because it makes me cray-cray, and not in a cool way. I feel like I’m about to dye and I’m apt to cry and 100% likely to throw things, so I just do all of humanity a favour and don’t drink the stuff. 

I do like to start my day with a couple of big mugs of milky black tea, or a tea latte like this Pumpkin Chai Latte. If I really want to treat myself, I’ll take the time to whisk up a Matcha Latte.

But some mornings I’m running around like crazy trying to get the kids out the door and get everyone fed and dressed and I’m like, couldn’t I just combine the two? 

Friends yes you can! This Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is the best of both worlds! 

It’s a green smoothie that’s loaded with extra veggies, the sunshiney flavour of mango, and it’s veritable antioxidant bomb thanks to the addition of matcha green tea powder. 

Are you ready for this?!

spinach, frozen banana, frozen broccoli, frozen mango, lime, matcha powder, chia seeds, and oat milk on a grey background

What’s in this green tea smoothie?

Alright my friends, the ingredients list is short and sweet! Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Matcha powder –> I used ceremonial grade matcha because that’s what I had on hand, but we’ll discuss matcha options below.
  • Frozen mango –> Fresh is fine too, if mangoes are in season.
  • Frozen banana –> This makes your smoohie crazy creamy and kinda like a matcha shake.
  • Frozen broccoli –>Yep, we’re going green!
  • Spinach –> Fresh or frozen is fine. Fresh will give you a greener smoothie.
  • Plant-based milk –> I’m a fan of oat milk these days.
  • Lime –> This gives your smoothie some zing and activates the matcha.
  • Chia seeds –> For a little omega-3 boost.

photo collage of mango matcha smoothie being made in a blender

How do you make a green tea smoothie?

I’m going to get you guys to get a pen and paper and write this one down because it’s complicated. 

Are you ready?

Step 1: Put all of the ingredients into your blender.

Step 2: Blend it upppppppppp!!!

Step 3: You are done. 

Do you need a high-speed blender to make this smoothie?

Absolutely not. A high-speed blender (I have this one) will of course yield a smoother and more evenly blended smoothie, but it’s not a requirement in the slightest. 

If you have a less robust blender you may find that it doesn’t fully blend the frozen broccoli. With my previous blender this often happened, so I’d let the frozen ingredients sit and thaw a little bit before blending and I found that helped a lot. 

Can you taste the broccoli in this green smoothie?

Nope! 

It’s possible my taste buds are immune from years and years of super green smoothies, but with the mango and banana and matcha powder, you really can’t taste the broccoli or spinach at all. 

What’s the point of it then? Because broccoli and spinach are super good for you, and why not sneak in more green veg when we can?

three glasses of mango matcha smoothie with a jar of matcha powder and a cut mango in the background

What is matcha?

Matcha is straight, stoneground green tea leaves. Because matcha is fully consumed (as opposed to discarding the leaves) it provides you with green tea’s full arsenal of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

To even begin to match the potency found in a single serving of matcha, you would need to drink at least ten cups of brewed green tea. Ten!

Matcha comes in different grades. At the top is ceremonial grade, which is the brightest green, finest matcha powder made from young green tea leaves. Ceremonial grade is also the most expensive.

Culinary grade matcha is a lower quality, and therefore less expensive, but still has great flavour and all of the same antioxidant benefits, and is great for smoothies or cooking with, like these Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Where to buy matcha powder?

You’ll likely find matcha powder at your favourite local tea store, where you’ll be able to discuss different grades and choose the best one for your needs. I only buy ceremonial grade matcha because I mostly drink it, so I’m ok with the occasional “splurge” when I use it in a smoothie. 

You can also find matcha online at Amazon (links above to various grades of matcha powder).

overhead photo of matcha green tea smoothies with lime slices and orchid blossoms scattered about

Is matcha good for you?

It sure is! 

Matcha is packed with antioxidants, including a class of antioxidant plant compounds known as catechins. Because of this, matcha appears to be particularly efficient at reducing inflammation and preventing cell damage.

Studies have linked green tea – and matcha in particular – to a variety of health benefits, including heart health. Matcha is also calming and helps relax us, enhances mood, and aids in concentration.

Some people claim that matcha can help to boost metabolism, although the research is less clear in this area. Matcha is rich in vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium.

Other recipes you might enjoy:

Matcha Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie
Carrot Apple Smoothie with Ginger

matcha green tea smoothies on a grey surface with a cut mango and matcha powder
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Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

This Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is the perfect thing to get your day started! Made with banana, frozen broccoli, mango, and plant-based milk, this vegan matcha smoothie is loaded with green goodness, antioxidants for a healthy morning breakfast recipe.

Course smoothie
Cuisine American
Keyword mango, matcha, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 360 kcal
Author Katie Trant

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 large frozen banana cut into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 cups oat milk or other plant based milk
  • 1 medium lime juiced

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the jar of a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition values are an estimate only
Nutrition Facts
Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 964mg28%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 5071IU101%
Vitamin C 110mg133%
Calcium 496mg50%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This recipe was originally published October 19, 2014. It was retested, rephotographed, and updated August 27, 2019.

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    I used to be a huge smoothie fan, but I eventually realized they are just a good way to eat too much sugar in the morning. After seeing your creative smoothie with matcha, I knew I had to try it! I fell in love instantly and I may be back on the smoothie bandwagon. Thank you!

    • Katie Trant says

      You’re definitely right that smoothies can be a calorie bomb, but they’re much better than juice because they contain whole fruits with all of the fiber intact, and if you add some greens or other veg they are a very nutritious start to your day!

  2. Kim says

    Deliciously sneaky way to get veggies in. It’s hard when your eater-of-everything kid starts being suspicious of foods that are green. This passed the test (and I’m sure have him a little matcha jolt)!

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