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Matcha Coconut Smoothie

Matcha Coconut Smoothie

This is a power packed smoothie that I regularly enjoy for breakfast after a morning workout. It’s light on the palate and easy to drink without weighing you down, so you’re powered up and energised for a busy day ahead. I’m a huge fan of smoothies and if the right ingredients are used, they make a perfect meal and can fill you up for hours. I’ve used coconut water to make this recipe as it’s extremely refreshing and helps to hydrate your body quickly. I often add a frozen banana to make my smoothies creamier and you can also use frozen pineapple chunks or mango that marries perfectly with matcha.

What’s Great About It:

Matcha has metabolism boosting thermogenic effects in the body, meaning that it gently supports weight loss. Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink that’s rich in the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium, vital for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Bananas are a great source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Serves 1)

1  1/2 cups coconut water, the juice and flesh of 1 fresh young coconut or filtered water
2 tablespoons Protein Powder
1/2 – 1  teaspoon Organic Matcha Green Tea
1/2 cup ice
1/2 small frozen ripe banana
1/4 avocado
1 teaspoon tahini



  1. Combine coconut water, protein powder, Matcha Green Tea, tahini, ice and banana.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.
+ notes & inspiration +

Protein is the key nutrient for ageless, beautiful skin. Your skin, hair and nails are made up of protein, so it’s important to include it in your diet to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. The amount you consume each day varies slightly depending on your age, weight and activity level. You can find out how much you need from my protein calculator.

  • Use 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks in place of banana.
  • Add a handful baby spinach leaves.
  • Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
  • A small handful of raw cashews can also be used in place of the banana.
  • Add 1 teaspoon cold pressed wheatgrass juice powder
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