I have become obsessed with the matcha, coconut and bergamot smoothie at Greecologies in Soho. Anytime I'm in the area, I can't help but stop in and grab one to-go.
I really love the unique flavor profile and it’s super healthy to boot: Matcha is an antioxidant powerhouse. The powdered green tea has 137 times as many antioxidants as regularly brewed green tea and, in my opinion, it tastes way better too! Plus, there are little chewy bits from the dried coconut throughout the smoothie, which add a nice textural factor.
“Matcha is an antioxidant powerhouse.”
I figured it was time I created my own version at home, and the below recipe totally satisfies my craving. Bergamot oranges can be tricky to find, so I typically make it without. Alternatively, you can add 1/2 cup brewed Earl Grey tea or a couple drops of bergamot essential oil for a delicious twist. I love experimenting with various mix-ins and toppings, as well, so feel free to play around with some of the combinations below to see what you like best!
MATCHA COCONUT SMOOTHIE
- 2 cups frozen bananas, sliced
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tsp matcha powder (I love Matchaful!)
- 1 cup greens
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional mix-ins: 1/2 cup Earl Grey tea, 2 drops bergamot essential oil, 2 Medjool dates, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp spirulina
- optional toppings: 1 tbsp coconut flakes, 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Blend frozen banana, frozen pineapple, coconut milk, matcha powder and greens on high until creamy and smooth.
- Feel free to add (any combination of) Earl Grey tea, bergamot oil, Medjool dates, frozen pineapple, cinnamon or spirulina to the blender, as well.
- Top with coconut flakes and/or chia seeds, if desired.
Enjoy! — Britt Maren
Britt Maren is a Sweden-born, Texas-bred model based in New York. Her passions include baking, eating delicious food with her chef husband, traveling the world and planning any and everything.