Want an energizing smoothie that doesn't have a lot of sugar? Try a low carb keto matcha green tea smoothie with no added sugar to give you a boost.
I've had a bag of matcha green tea in my refrigerator for a few months. I use it occasionally to make a mock green tea vanilla latte. However, I haven't had one in a while.
Looking to use up the matcha powder, I figured I'd try a new low carb drink. This time, I opted to make a keto matcha green tea smoothie.
To thicken up the smoothie, I added in some chia seeds. As the seeds absorb the liquid, the smoothie will thicken.
If you'd like a thicker smoothie, you can add in some glucomannan or xanthan gum. Glucomannan is my preferred low carb thickener.
I love regular green tea, but it took me a long time to try matcha. My first taste was in green tea ice cream which is traditionally made with matcha to get the bright green color.
I've made green tea ice cream with regular tea bags. However, it doesn't have the same taste as those made with matcha powder.
That's why I finally broke down and ordered matcha. So far, the quick latte is what I've been using it for. And, now I have a great recipe for a low carb matcha green tea smoothie.
Matcha tea has a lot of benefits, more than regular green tea. The reason is because the tea it's made from the whole leaf. Therefore, there are more antioxidants.
I hope to work on a low carb green tea ice cream made with matcha this summer. Last year, I did make an attempt, but it froze really hard and it wasn't as creamy as I would have liked.
After my failed attempt at matcha ice cream, I didn't have time to experiment with it more. However, I'm hoping to take off some time from work this summer to catch up on my "to do" list.
I hope you enjoy this green tea smoothie as much as I do. And, if you'd rather have a fruity smoothie, you can check out my raspberry avocado or strawberry smoothie recipes.
Low Carb Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
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Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
- 5 drops vanilla stevia drops
- 2 tablespoons plain whole milk Greek yogurt use coconut cream for dairy free
- ¼ teaspoon glucomannon or xanthan gum (optional thickeners)
- ¼ cup crushed ice optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. I find that a stick blender works best and is the easiest to clean.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 107 [carbohydrates] => 7 [protein] => 6 [fat] => 6 [saturated_fat] => 1 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 3 [monounsaturated_fat] => 2 [cholesterol] => 4 [sodium] => 129 [potassium] => 118 [fiber] => 6 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 400 [vitamin_c] => 0.8 [calcium] => 450 [iron] => 1.4 [serving_unit] => cup )
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What do you think the shelf life for this is? We have very hectic schedules so making some of this to be ready to go in the mornings would be amazing.
I've made a big batch and had it over 4 days. The only thing is that I had to shake it up first. So, I'd say about a week or so, depending on how fresh your almond milk (or coconut milk) and yogurt (or coconut cream) are.
Hi added avocado for extra fat and to give it a bit more thickness - great recipe!
Love the added avocado!
Hi! I love matcha green tea!? I do not have liquid Stevia can I use my powder Stevia instead? If so how much do you suggest? I know everyone's sweet tooth is different & I may have to adjust it but I do not know how the sweetness of the powder compares to the liquid. Thank You & God Bless You!?
Usually, the powder is twice as strong to you'll want to use about half as much. 🙂
Hey Lisa, thanks for the recipe! Can I ask you where you get the thickeners that you mentioned, most conveniently and as least expensive as possible? Thanks!
Xanthan gum is usually available locally in the gluten-free baking section. I buy the glucomannan off Amazon.
Am I reading correctly this is 1g nett carb per serving.
Yes. If you subtract the fiber, it is about 1 gram per serving.
How much matcha powder?
I used 1 teaspoon.
How much matcha?? It doesn't say
Sorry. Added. It was 1 teaspoon.