Grinch Matcha Smoothie

Incredibly thick, smooth and creamy, this Grinch 2018 movie inspired Matcha Smoothie is just as healthy as it is delicious! This energizing delight is packed with powerful ANTIOXIDANTS and nutrient-dense HEALTHY ingredients. It also 100% natural and has NO ADDED SUGAR. The perfect breakfast smoothie that is super fun too!

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

O-M-G! Are you excited about the new Grinch movie 2018? I’m SO excited. So sooo excited. I absolutely love Dr. Seuss – all his books, all his stories. But “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!“, oh man… seriously, that story is THE BEST. It puts me in the Christmas mood like instantly. It warms my heart. Makes me jolly. It’s definitely one my favorite Christmas story. And Mr. Grinch – he’s my favorite Christmas characters. Ok, ok… right after dearest Santa.

I still haven’t seen the new movie. The premiere was just yesterday. But we are planning on going this weekend. My kiddo is a huge fan of Grinch and Dr. Seuss too. He loves the story and all the movies about Grinch – even that old cartoon from the 60’s. He’s excited as much as I am about the new Grinch 2018 movie. You can see that he’s my child – quirky and playful! And can you believe it, Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice behind Grinch? He was a great Smaug. I’m eager to see how he interpreted Grinch.

Being such a huge fan of Grinch, and even bigger fan of all mighty Matcha Green Tea – I’m still totally hooked on that amazing Iced Coconut Matcha Latte btw – I decided to give a tribute to the new movie with this delightful super HEALTHY Matcha Smoothie. It’s nutrient-packed, sweet but has NO ADDED SUGAR, all natural and one flavorful smoothie that you’ll be enjoying all year round. Not just for movie premiere and Holidays.

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

How to make Matcha Smoothie

To make this incredible, super-powerful, vividly GREEN drink you’ll only need a few simple ingredients. 6 to be exact!

As a base I used almond milk, that is naturally sweet and mild tasting – I didn’t want milk taste to interfere with beautiful matcha aroma. What gives this Matcha Smoothie incredible SUPERPOWERS (and color) is off course matcha green tea. But also FRESH spinach and avocado have a lot to do with adding up to this beautiful, interesting color and superpowers.

Matcha green tea contains a powerful arsenal of vitamins and minerals but also a unique, strong antioxidant which isn’t found in any other foods. That’s why matcha is known to be one of the worlds powerful superfoods. Whoa right!

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

When it comes to spinach in smoothies, I like to use baby spinach. It’s so mild and so delicate. Not intrusive at all – like mature spinach leaves are. It’s great for sneaking in extra veggies in smoothies. But it’s super healthy too. Spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich veggie that contains high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium – that are ALL super important for our health. Also, spinach is especially high in insoluble fiber – the type of fiber that benefits our good digestion and weight loss.

The one thing this energizing matcha smoothie doesn’t have, it’s added sugars. Yaaay for that! The smoothie is naturally sweetened with ripe banana. Also both banana and avocado gave this smoothie incredibly smooth and thick texture. You can almost eat it with the spoon. To make this delightful smoothie even more flavorful, I added a hint of vanilla too. It made the smoothie so perfectly yummy!

This matcha green tea smoothie is packed with fruit and veggies, incredibly thick, smooth and so creamy. Unbelievably delicious. It’s a great on-to-go breakfast. It’s easy to whip up together and it will satisfy your ALL your body needs for nutrients. + It will give you some nice L-theanine brain boost from matcha green tea powder.

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

How to make this smoothie KIDS-FRIENDLY

This smoothie may be green but it’s also super sweet, perfect for kids or if you’re trying to add more greens into your diet but you’re not quite used to the taste of greens. Of course, if you’re making this smoothie for kids just skip the matcha green tea powder. Simple.

And to make it really festive and Grinch-like, I topped the smoothie with whipped coconut cream. I also tossed on top some immune boosting, super powerful GOJI BERRIES. It made the Matcha Smoothie look really soooo good – even Mr. Grinch would enjoy THIS one, I’m sure!

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

Matcha Smoothie is tasteful and so yummy but also it’s:

  • Loaded with powerful ANTIOXIDANTS that promote good health.
  • Made with ALL NATURAL healthy real ingredients.
  • Has NO ADDED SUGARS – it’s naturally sweetened with fruits and veggies.
  • Packed with heart-healthy fats and calcium.
  • Full of wonderful flavor.
  • Perfect NUTRITIOUS breakfast, or festive holiday treat.
  • Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soooo unbelievably GOOD!
  • + It’s something that even grumpy Grinch would love to have for breakfast!

So it seems this energizing Matcha Smoothie has it ALL – the taste, the look, and the POWER! It’s loaded with fibers good for digestion and weight-loss, with ANTIOXIDANTS, as well as with heart-healthy fats from avocado. I also tossed in some hemp seeds, to add in some natural PROTEINS.

Matcha Smoothie is the real deal nutritious HEALTHY meal. + Fun and festive too. No kidding!

Enjoy!

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach
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Matcha Smoothie

Thick and creamy, this Matcha Smoothie is packed with powerful antioxidants and well as with incredible flavor. It has NO ADDED SUGAR but it has everything you need to start your day right!

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American, International
Keyword matcha, matcha green tea, smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 314 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes to taste

For topping:

  • Whipped coconut cream
  • A handful of dried Goji berries

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and desired consistency is reached.
  2. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid - milk or ice cubes and blend again.
  3. Pour in glass and top it with whipped coconut cream. Sprinkle with Goji berries for some jolly mood.

Recipe Notes

As a measure, I used UScup (240ml).
If you're making this for kids - SKIP adding matcha green tea.
Nutrition facts are calculated without toppings. 

Nutrition Facts
Matcha Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Potassium 833mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 15g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 60.8%
Vitamin C 28.8%
Calcium 35.1%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Try these healthy smoothie recipes too:
Coffee Breakfast Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Pear Ginger Smoothie
Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

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Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

Matcha Smoothie with matcha green tea avocado and spinach

28 Comments

  1. Healthy and festive! I love the Grinch (we are going to see the new movie tonight), and I love that he inspired this delicious looking seasonal smoothie!

  2. Aww this is so awesome! That colour is awesome and so festive!

  3. Wow, I’ve never tried matcha anything but this looks amazing. Perfect Christmas colors!

  4. oh this looks so delicious and really the perfect beverage for the holiday being green its so refreshing!

  5. What a fun drink, and I love the vibrant colors!! With this name and tie-in to the movie, it’s a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies. I haven’t seen the movie yet either, but I love the original and can’t wait to see this one

  6. Love the title of this post. The colours are spot on too. I would love this fun drink for lunch any day of the week.

  7. We like Grinch very much in our home and we think of him every Christmas. Love the pretty green color on this drink. I love matcha

  8. Yum, this looks so fresh and delicious! love Matcha too, so I can’t wait to try this!

  9. I LOVE the bright color of this!! I was thinking just today I need to get on the matcha wagon!

  10. Very beautiful color of this smoothie. Can not wait to try this vibrant drink. I’m sure that the taste is incredible. Thanks.

  11. Never tried this drink, but it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen! Very beautiful color, this is what I want to drink immediately! You are a genius! This recipe is needed to me.

  12. What a gorgeous color! I love that book, too, and I must say the original cartoon – so true to the book – is still my favorite!

  13. Marisa Franca

    I just found my green matcha powder! It was packed away and we just unearthed it and put it in our new kitchen. I’ll be making the smoothie whenever I unpack the blender. This looks so good. It will be perfect when I’m so busy I don’t take time for lunch.

  14. I haven’t made a green smoothie in a while but I love how festive this one is! I need to go get some spinach!

  15. Such a pretty color to that smoothie. Love how healthy, filling and delicious that is. My little one has been talking nonstop about the Grinch movie. We are definitely looking forward to watching it.

  16. This Grinch matcha smoothie sounds delicious and colorful my son will love it he is grinch fan though. I like that you didn’t added any extra sweetener.

  17. I love that this is healthy yet sweet and festive all at the same time! I’ve never had a smoothie with avocado but I love that idea…It makes it ultra creamy!

  18. This is such a fun idea – a Grinch Smoothie?!?! How great! Even better? It’s turbo-loaded with tons of nutrient-packed ingredients – yay! I’m a huge fan of blending spinach into smoothies – you just don’t even notice it’s there (except for the lovely Grinch-green color), and that’s only the beginning of the nutrition here! So festive! Love it!

  19. Ahhhh can’t wait to make this!! We are HUGE grinch fans in my household, my 4 year old literally watches it every day for all of December and usually January. I love that you have created a healthy smoothie packed full of goodness that is also festive and a yummy treat!

  20. What a pretty color and delicious smoothie recipe. I will definitely try this out!

  21. Love Dr Seuss and love matcha!!! This smoothie is definitely giving me holiday feels. The ingredients are so wholesome too, love it.

  22. Loving this recipe! Especially the kid friendly aspect! I think I’m going to add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder! The kids will love this! And they loved the movie, too! Saw it last weekend!

  23. What a delicious holiday themed smoothie recipe! I have a bag of matcha in my cupboard so I will try this soon.

  24. This is a such a fun idea for the holidays! And a very sneaky way to have kids eat something healthy without them knowing it!

  25. How cute is this! Goji berries are super awesome and this milk shake looks super festive!

  26. What an absolutely gorgeous color! We’re not into the Grinch movies (my 3 year old doesn’t watch any TV/movies yet, and we don’t celebrate Christmas) but I am totally going to save this for St. Patrick’s Day!

  27. Such a pretty color to that smoothie and I love how healthy, filling and delicious it is. My daughter (she’s 16) is a huge smoothie for breakfast kind of girl. I am going to have her give this one a try inthe morning!

  28. What a fun and festive smoothie! I love all these healthy ingredients together and that there’s no added sugar!

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