Summer is the time for iced tea & big smoothies. My perfect afternoon would be spent sitting outside, with a cup of iced green tea and a loaded smoothie bowl, enjoying the sunset & reading a good book.
This recipe combines two summer-y indulgences into a delicious, healthy, and refreshing summer bowl.
Let’s make a coconut matcha smoothie bowl!
A couple years ago I tried an iced coconut matcha latte for the first time and was immediately in love with the vibrant, antioxidant-rich powder that flavored my drink. If you haven’t had matcha, prepare to be amazed.
Pair the matcha with rich cashew milk and naturally sweetened coconut water and you have a completely pant-based start to your smoothie bowl.
Throw in banana (for extra sweetness), cauliflower (for extra thickness) and white sweet potato (for extra creamy-ness). This coconut matcha smoothie is incredible and it might just change your smoothie bowl game.
With only 7 ingredients, 5 minutes, and a blender you can have this bowl ready to enjoy in no time!
If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
- 1 tsp high-quality matcha (I love Sun Potion matcha)
- ½ banana, frozen
- ½ cup frozen cauliflower
- ½ cup steamed and frozen white sweet potato* (I like Japanese sweet potatoes)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅓ cup coconut water
- ¼ cup cashew milk (or sub other plant-based milk)
- Place all ingredients in blender**. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.
- Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
**If you plan on making smoothies frequently, I definitely suggest investing in a good blender. (I went through 3 cheep blenders over the course of one semester in college. no joke). I love my Vitamix - probably one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. It literally holds up anything. You can buy them certified refurbished which helps cut the cost and still gives you a great product.
***I love storing my sliced frozen banana, cauliflower, and sweet potato chunks in these amazing reusable silicone storage bags from Yuggen. As we have slowly transitioned into a mostly plastic-free home, finding eco-friendly products to store our food in has been crucial. This company is doing great things and I am proud to support them. (see picture below)
Nutrition information is a rough estimate of entire recipe without toppings.