Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie (Vegan, Raw, Nut-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie

Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie (Vegan, Raw, Nut-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Thank you to Kiss Me Organics’ Matcha for sponsoring this post!

I think the first time I tried matcha was around three years ago, when we were living in San Francisco. It was an impulse buy at a health food store and since I loved green tea, I thought I would give it a try in a homemade almond milk latte. I only remember this because when I took my first sip, I nearly spit it out. It was so bitter and gritty and tasted very, very green. I love green, but not green like most of those green superfood powders that taste like dirt. I tried to choke it down, but I couldn’t do it, and so that matcha powder sat untouched in my pantry for months until I finally decided it was time to toss it. (I really hate wasting money.)

And that was the end of my matcha drinking, until a few weeks ago when a company called Kiss Me Organics emailed and asked if I’d be interested in trying their organic matcha powder. My immediate reaction was “No!”, but I checked their Amazon reviews and nearly all of them were positive. I was also intrigued by the claim that their matcha has 137 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea—that’s a lot of antioxidants. I skeptically said yes, and my green tea powder arrived two days later (thank you, Amazon Prime).

I have not tried the Kiss Me Organics‘ matcha in a latte, but I have made a few smoothies. I am happy to report that they do not taste like dirt! This matcha is a beautiful, bright shade of green, and unlike the gritty green tea powder I first tried, it’s smooth and dissolves easily.

I received a matcha recipe guide with my order (it’s given to all first-time customers) and today I’m sharing a recipe for the Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie, which I’ve adapted to use all raw ingredients, hemp seeds for healthy fat and protein, and some frozen fruit where it was more economical. I also like my smoothies on the icier side, but if you prefer a more room temperature drink, you can of course use fresh fruit instead.

The only thing about this smoothie is that green matcha + red strawberries = brown smoothie. So we’ll just look at the ingredients pre-blend…

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Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie

Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie (Vegan, Raw, Nut-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2


Prep Time: 5 mins

This smoothie is a great way to start your day! It's loaded with fruits, vegetables, some healthy fat and protein, and an energizing, antioxidant kick from the vibrant matcha powder.

Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie (Vegan, Raw, Nut-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Matcha Powerhouse Breakfast Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup frozen chopped mango
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1 banana (or sub 1/2 small avocado for a creamy texture)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins

This smoothie is a great way to start your day! It's loaded with fruits, vegetables, some healthy fat and protein, and an energizing, antioxidant kick from the vibrant matcha powder.

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender on high speed for 30 seconds, or until smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

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