This Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie is a great way to start off the day. It’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
I’ve been making smoothies for a while now but we seemed to be on a smoothie hiatus the last couple of months. So, recently when my husband ordered a Strawberry Banana Smoothie from the baseball refreshment stand, I made a mental note to start up the smoothie making again.
The next morning, I whipped up this Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie for him. This smoothie has one serving of fruit along with chia seeds which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. In addition, I added a teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea, which is ground, steamed green tea leaves and contains a potent level of antioxidants (Tufts University did a study that shows matcha has substantially more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates; disclosure: I could not have the direct source of this information).
For another chia seed drink, check out my Chocolate Rooibos Chia Seed Tea Bubble Tea recipe. I’ve been a little obsessed lately with putting chia seeds into my beverages ;).
Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- ice cubes if desired
Soak chia seeds in orange juice for 15 minutes. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Use some ice if you like a thicker colder smoothie.
If you like more sweetness, add a little raw honey.
I am on a matcha kick lately and feel a strong desire to put it in everything. Smoothies included! This sounds great and I love that it is so antioxidant-full!
Beth @ Tasty Yummies says
Yum this sounds and looks just beautiful! I think I need more matcha in my life ASAP 😉
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
A power drink! I know for sure I would love this too.
Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living says
That’s pretty impressive that your baseball refreshment stand serves smoothies. You’ve inspired me to give this smoothie a try!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
I’ve never tried green tea powder – I need to get on the bandwagon!!
This smoothie sounds wonderful Jeanette! Strawberry smoothies are one my favorites and I love the matcha and chia seeds in here.
Kim - Liv Life says
We practically live on smoothies here, yes, because I can load them up with healthy ingredients!! I’ve not used the matcha tea before, and you have me intrigued. Will need to put this one together for my guys too!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
So happy to see new combination that I want to try with matcha! I put chia seeds in almost all my smoothies too. Your smoothies look delicious and refreshing!
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
Thanks everyone! This is the first time I tried matcha in a smoothie – it’s so full of antioxidants, I’ve got to think of other new ways to use it.
Ben Halladay says
I am down for this one for sure! sounds a bit complicated. Can I just pay your hourly fee to have them made! LOL
Haha Ben – I think you should give this a try but if it doesn’t turn out, you can always come by and I’ll make one for you 😉
Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says
Another great smoothie recipe to add to the rotation!
Hi! I just checked this out and have been meaning to try matcha powder in my smoothies, but I have no idea where I might purchase it. Any suggestions?
You can buy it online. Here’s one place that seems fairly reasonable: http://www.seasonwithspice.com/products/japanese-matcha-powder?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&gclid=CPHKvZ7ggMMCFdNj7AodpzcAYw