3 Recipes for Delicious Green Tea Smoothies

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Last updated: September 20, 2023

Three recipes for tasty green tea smoothies that offer the benefits of both green tea and fresh fruits and vegetables.

The best part of having a good smoothie blender in your kitchen is being able to experiment with different fruits and vegetables that you would otherwise not eat.

It was only recently that I tried adding green tea to my smoothies as I was looking for new ideas for recipes. In this article, I will share three delicious and nutritious green tea smoothie recipes for you to try.

Why Green Tea?

I stumbled upon a couple of recipes with green tea a while ago, and while I was skeptical at first, it started to make more sense to me as I tried a few recipes out.

I’ve always enjoyed drinking green tea in the afternoon as it doesn’t give me such a strong buzz as coffee does, but it still gives me a bit of a boost due to the caffeine content. Green tea also relaxes me.

Further below, you can find three of my favorite green tea smoothie recipes that I would love for you to try out.

Benefits

Green tea has numerous health benefits, so it makes perfect sense to add some fresh green tea or green tea powder to smoothies.

Green tea
Green tea

Have you ever wondered why the Japanese get to live so long? I’m sure green tea is one of their secrets!

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, such as chlorophyll, that are crucial in achieving and maintaining overall health.

Matcha Green Tea Powder

Another option, which might be easier for some, is to use green tea powder. Matcha green tea powder has become a bit of a thing in recent years, but what exactly is it?

Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea, mainly produced and grown in Japan. In their last stages of growth, green tea leaves are placed in a shaded environment before harvesting.

This protection against sunlight helps to increase levels of chlorophyll and amino acids. The leaves are then ground to produce a fine powder.

The idea is that matcha multiplies the health benefits of green tea because essentially the whole leaf of green tea plants is consumed, not just the brewed water.

Matcha Green Tea Powder
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If you prefer to use freshly made green tea, it may be best to prepare the green tea the night before you make the green smoothie:

  1. Boil some water (for at least 2 cups).
  2. Place green tea bag in a pot (or use organic green tea leaves).
  3. Pour hot water into the pot and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Take the tea bag or leaves out and let the tea cool off overnight.

3 Refreshing Green Tea Smoothies

Just so that you can enjoy a green tea smoothie any time of day, I’ve created one smoothie recipe ideal for the mornings, one for the afternoons, and one for the evenings.

I don’t recommend preparing all three of them on the same day, though!

As with all green smoothie recipes, experimenting is essential, so feel free to vary the amounts of all the different ingredients just the way you like them. All three recipes serve around 1 liter of green goodness.

1. The Morning Energizer

What better way to start the day than with a nutritious and energizing green smoothie that will also give you a caffeine hit? So much win!

This recipe focuses on sweet fruits full of antioxidants, topped with a healthy dose of powerful chia seeds.

 

Morning Green Tea Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 Cup blueberries
  • 2 Peeled oranges
  • 1 Spoon of chia seeds
  • 2 Cups of green tea (or 2 teaspoons of matcha powdered green tea)
  • 1 Glass of water + ice cubes

The berries and oranges will give you not only a healthy dose of energy but also lots of powerful antioxidants.

Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, with lots of iron, magnesium, calcium, fiber, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

2. The Afternoon Booster

We can all get that sluggish feeling in the afternoon, which, for me, usually kicks in around 3 pm.

The best way to remedy this and get you through the rest of the day is to indulge in a delicious green smoothie with a dose of green tea. This will give you that energy boost.

Green tea smoothie

This particular recipe has a great mix of bananas (the perfect afternoon snack), honey, lime, and greens.

 

Afternoon Green Tea Smoothie Recipe:

  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Large cup of kale
  • 1 Teaspoon of honey
  • 1 (or 1/2) Lime
  • 2 Cups of green tea (or 2 teaspoons of matcha powdered green tea)
  • 1 Glass of water + ice cubes

Bananas are the perfect fruit for an instant and nutritious energy boost. Kale is a classic but still one of my favorite greens. Kale always works very well in green smoothies.

The honey and lime will give this smoothie a tangy taste, perfect for those afternoons when you need to stay sharp.

3. The Evening Chiller

Some may say evenings aren’t the best time of the day to drink a green smoothie. I dare to disagree! Evenings are great for green smoothies, especially when you don’t have enough time to prepare a big dinner.

I typically try not to make my evening smoothies too sweet because I don’t need that energy at that time of the day. So, instead of using different fruits, I try to focus more on the greens and herbs.

 

Evening Green Tea Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Large cup of spinach
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Spoons of Greek yogurt
  • 2 Cups of green tea (or 2 teaspoons of matcha powdered green tea)
  • 1 Glass of water + ice cubes

The avocado in this recipe will keep your smoothie nice and thick, giving you that feeling of satisfaction that you experience after having a tasty dinner.

But don’t just throw away the avocado seed! You may want to consider putting it in the smoothie, too.

Avocado seed
Avocado seed

The cucumber will make the smoothie a bit more watery to balance out the creaminess of the avocado. The spinach and mint will give you a good dose of nutrients, such as magnesium, iron, calcium, and many different vitamins.

An apple will give this smoothie a very refreshing finishing touch. I like the taste of apple in this green tea smoothie, but feel free to use a pear, banana, or even a mango.

I also love adding Greek yogurt because it can give that smoothie a thicker texture that I quite like.

Be mindful that if you’re a bit sensitive to caffeine, I wouldn’t recommend preparing a green tea smoothie for the evenings, as it may keep you awake all night!

Final Thoughts

Hopefully this article has made you excited as much as I am about green tea, or matcha tea, in combination with smoothies.

If you’re looking for more great smoothie recipe ideas, here are some excellent resources:

 
 

3 Tasty green tea smoothies

 

Donna Harrison

My name is Donna Harrison, and I created this blog because I am passionate about discovering new foods and learning everything about them. I am also a bit of a smoothie fanatic, and I try to document all my favorite smoothies and other recipes here on Healthy Food Tribe, in addition to recommendations and reviews of my favorite kitchen tools.

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