Matcha Smoothie BowlRecipe posted in: Breakfast
Wake up with this emerald bowl filled with protein, antioxidants and an array of health benefits. Our Matcha Smoothie Bowl recipe is the ultimate way to start your day.
Matcha is made from the same plant as green tea. According to Healthline, it has been shown to increase brain function, promote heart health, support weight loss and safeguard the liver. It is also rich in antioxidants, with some studies demonstrating its ability to protect against cancer. Matcha contains caffeine, so keep this in mind if that is something you try to avoid. We think this superfood is the perfect addition to your smoothies!
To create this magical matcha smoothie, grab your blender and combine plain Greek yogurt, matcha powder, spinach and pure vanilla extract. Feel free to also add in some stevia or another zero-calorie sweetener of your choice. Blend this until smooth and pour into your favorite bowl. Finish it off with a sprinkle of chia seeds and cacao nibs. Serve with a spoon and enjoy your beautiful breakfast bowl!
One serving of this low-carb Matcha Smoothie Bowl is 280 calories. It counts as two and a half Healthy Fats and one Vegetable on your South Beach Diet program. Feel free to throw in some other leafy greens that you enjoy to get in your three required veggie servings! You could also sprinkle different nuts and seeds on top, such as pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts or almonds. Just be sure to count these as another Healthy Fat. Keep track of this nutritious breakfast in the South Beach Diet Tracker App! It’s the perfect tool to log your meals and weight loss throughout your journey.
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Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase
- 2.5 Healthy Fat
- 1 Vegetables
- 6 oz. 2% Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 tsp. matcha powder
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tsp. stevia or other zero-calorie sweetener to taste (optional)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs
- Add the yogurt, matcha, spinach, vanilla and sweetener to a blender. Blend together until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
- Top with the chia seeds and cacao nibs.
- Enjoy with a spoon.