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Green Tea Coconut Smoothies

Green Tea Coconut Smoothie | Brooklyn Atlas

Green Tea Coconut Smoothie | Brooklyn Atlas

I am on a green tea kick this week. In addition to my usual cold brew coffee in the morning, I've been sipping plenty of iced matcha lattes in the afternoon as a refresher. (My apartment has been getting really warm and stuffy this past week, even with the windows wide open.) Yesterday, I decided to deviate from the routine and make a green tea smoothie instead.

Or rather, a coconut green tea smoothie. I've started keeping a steady supply of coconut water in the fridge in addition to almond milk for blended drinks, and it's great on days when I'm in the mood for a lighter-than-usual smoothie.

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I love using matcha powder in both drinks and desserts. It has a deep earthy flavor (with just a tiny hint of grassiness) that goes well in anything lightly sweetened, such as shortbread cookies and pound cake. And of course, smoothies. I usually go to Japanese markets in the East Village such as Sunrise Mart for matcha powder, but you can also find it online at places like Matcha SourceAmazon, or Kalustyan’s. A tiny bag goes a long way.

I love coconut in anythingandeverything, so I like to add extra shredded coconut to top off the drink. It's optional but highly recommended.

Now working indoors on warm sunny afternoons are much more bearable.

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Green Tea Coconut Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. In a small dish, stir together the matcha powder and hot water until the matcha powder is dissolved.
  2. In a blender, combine the dissolved matcha with the coconut water, Greek yogurt, banana, agave nectar, and coconut. Blend until smooth and transfer to a large glass.