MEAN GREEN MATCHA SMOOTHIE BOWL / by lee tilghman

  Mean Green Matcha Smoothie Bowl  

 The good folks over at  Matcha Bar  in Williamsburg gave me a matcha packet to get creative with. The first thing I thought was:  this is smoothie bowl material  (as I do with most superfoods people kindly offer me!) 
 This was my first time trying matcha in a smoothie bowl, and I was a bit nervous on what flavors to combine it with. I always use bananas as a base, so that was a given. I decided to pair it with some mango (for tropical Goddess Vibes) and kale (for some extra vitamins, because #winter) and used a tsp of matcha powder. I knew the mango would help sweeten the base because matcha can come across as bitter at times. Bananas always add a lovely creamy texture for my smoothie bowls, and help the toppings to stay buoyant.  
 Base: 
  2 frozen organic bananas 
 1 cup almond milk 
 1 tsp matcha green tea (real) 
 1/2 cup mango 
 1 cup of tuscan kale 
  Blend until smooth, or desired consistency is reached. 

 For my toppings, I used anything (& everything) I had on hand. 
  clementines 
 blueberries 
 chocolate buckwheat “rawnola” 
 buckwheat groats 
 mulberries 
 chia seeds 
 sesame seeds 
 goji berries 
 hemp seeds 
  Enjoy!

Mean Green Matcha Smoothie Bowl

The good folks over at Matcha Bar in Williamsburg gave me a matcha packet to get creative with. The first thing I thought was: this is smoothie bowl material (as I do with most superfoods people kindly offer me!)

This was my first time trying matcha in a smoothie bowl, and I was a bit nervous on what flavors to combine it with. I always use bananas as a base, so that was a given. I decided to pair it with some mango (for tropical Goddess Vibes) and kale (for some extra vitamins, because #winter) and used a tsp of matcha powder. I knew the mango would help sweeten the base because matcha can come across as bitter at times. Bananas always add a lovely creamy texture for my smoothie bowls, and help the toppings to stay buoyant. 

Base:

  • 2 frozen organic bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea (real)
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1 cup of tuscan kale

Blend until smooth, or desired consistency is reached.

For my toppings, I used anything (& everything) I had on hand.

  • clementines
  • blueberries
  • chocolate buckwheat “rawnola”
  • buckwheat groats
  • mulberries
  • chia seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • goji berries
  • hemp seeds

Enjoy!