Green smoothie bowl with matcha

Green smoothie bowl with matcha

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Green smoothie bowl with berriesI bought orange “short shorts.” OK, well, to be honest, they aren’t really “short shorts,” but they are significantly shorter than my usually shorts. Instead of half my legs being covered by my shorts, now I’d say only a third of them is covered. More exposed leg, people! This is progress in my world. Of course, I still don’t do public pools or activities that involve bikinis unless I’m somewhere far, far away where nobody knows me, so clearly, there’s a lot to work on here. I generally laugh when somebody asks me to go to the water parks with them, and when I finally manage to control my hysteria, I yell out a firm “Hell no!” So yes, my orange “short shorts” are a really big deal. They also have nothing to do with this smoothie bowl, except…

I’m on a temporary break from my beloved yogurt bowls mainly because I happened to be LOADING THEM with syrup (either maple or honey) every morning. It started with a little syrup, which is fine, but then a little become a lot, and then a lot became an obscene amount of honey, basically enough so that every bite had a big drizzle or more. And then I started topping the honey and yogurt with homemade granola that was coated in more honey or maple syrup or brown sugar…. and when you add a fruit to that mix? Well, I think you get my point. I needed a break from all that sugar. Plus I was curious about the smoothie bowl craze. Smoothie bowls seem to be popping up everywhere.

Green smoothie bowl with matcha and berries

I love a good smoothie or shake (like this banana coffee smoothie or this pumpkin pie shake). Yet I can’t say that I am as obsessed as others are. But I can say that I’m totally hooked on smoothie bowls, as you can probably tell from my Instagram feed lately. These breakfast bowls are still loaded with fruit like my yogurt bowls and my yogurt parfaits were, but at least I’m not adding syrup and sugar on top of all that fruit. So, I feel like I’ve won this one battle, at least for now. 

From my smoothie bowl experience, I’d suggest you not go straight to the green smoothie bowl because it will be shocking to your tastebuds. I recommend starting with this strawberry smoothie bowl I made for Food Bloggers of Canada and the Half your Plate initiative, and then slowly add in a little green here and there until you get used to it. I made sure to add matcha green tea powder, cinnamon, and vanilla, which all contribute a certain illusion of sweetness without adding actual sugar. Sneaky, aren’t I?

I don’t know if this is smoothie bowl is really actually healthier than my yogurt bowls, but I think more “good” ingredients go into them, so there you have it. Plus, I suspect we could all stand to incorporate a few more greens in our diets. So without further ado, here’s my version of the green smoothie bowl to go with my orange short shorts.

Green smoothie bowl with matcha recipe

Green smoothie bowl

Green smoothie bowls are more filling than regular smoothies because they are made with oats and greens, like spinach. This one is flavoured with vanilla, a little cinnamon, and matcha tea powder.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie bowl
Calories 447kcal
Author Janice


  • 25 grams rolled oats (or large flake oats) 1/4 cup
  • 83 grams milk (2 % fat) 1/3 cup
  • 1 frozen banana about 70 grams, chopped
  • 1 peach or nectarine chopped
  • 78 grams yogurt (2 % fat) 1/3 cup
  • 2 tsp chia
  • 1/2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanila extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 big handful mixed greens ~50 grams, like kale and spinach. If I have an excess of lettuce in my fridge, I toss some in. Sometimes I even add a little parsley or an herb to the mix

Topping suggestions

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Flaked coconut toasted
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sesame seeds black or white
  • Nuts pecans, walnuts, or almonds


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix on the pulse setting, stirring every so often until the greens are all blended and the smoothie is very green. You will have to be patient. A strong blender helps and make sure to set it to "pulse" so that you can stop and start it.
  • Serve in a bowl garnished with your favourite toppings.
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Calories: 447kcal

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5 Responses to Green smoothie bowl with matcha

  1. Sofia | From the Land we Live on July 31, 2015 at 7:26 PM #

    Love the colours! So vibrant. Smoothie bowls seem more filling than smoothies for me. I guess you’re eating vs. drinking them right? Sounds like a perfect yogurt bowl break…sometimes you need something different to reset your tastebuds and maybe later you can go back with a lower syrup necessity 🙂

  2. Lu Ann August 10, 2015 at 4:44 PM #

    Mmmm! I love how versatile tea is. I especially love how simple this recipe is too – something I tend to look for when searching for breakfast recipes. I can not wait to give this a try! 🙂


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