What if you blended the super-nutritious matcha green tea with your favorite plant-based milk and a whole bunch of seasonal fruit? You’d end with a wonderfully creamy drink that you can also eat with a spoon — that’s a smoothie bowl right there.
This colorful grab-n-go breakfast, mid-day snack, and late-night crave-quencher is healthy and tasty, so make yourself a large batch. Let’s make the most out of matcha green tea, chia seeds and a bunch of colorful toppings. Get creative here; make your own smoothie bowl!
Let’s say it out loud; we’re not eating as healthily as we should, and none of us are. The thing is, we’re surrounded by junk food and overly sweet drinks, and they’re not good for you. Why not start eating better?
Well, smoothie bowls are a great start. For starters, they’re super easy to make, and, depending on the ingredients, they can be great for your health, filling and satisfying; they’re customizable as well, so there’s one recipe for you.
Let’s talk about what goes into this particular matcha green tea smoothie bowl and why you’ll love it. Every ingredient plays a role, but they’re all easy to substitute for whatever you have in hand, and that’s the beauty of it.
Matcha green tea is a fantastic source of antioxidants, compounds that are good for you at many levels. This bowl also uses chia seeds for their pudding-like texture and nutrition. Then you have coconut milk, although you can use any plant-based milk — even regular milk will do.
Of course, what makes this matcha smoothie interesting is the toppings. Use seasonal fruit for this one. For us, it was all about dragon fruit, melon, pineapple and pomegranate seeds. You’ve surely noticed each topping adds color, texture and flavor to the smoothie bowl, so keep it varied.
Nuts and seeds, all types of fruits and berries, just follow your heart, and you’ll end with a lovely smoothie bowl — no two are alike!
Place the chia seeds in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of warm water. Set aside.
Blend the coconut milk with the wiki, matcha and sugar. Pour over the chia seeds and stir to combine.
Let the smoothie rest for 20 minutes in the fridge and serve.
Garnish with seasonal fruit and enjoy!