I love breakfast. And while I love eggs and bacon and sausage, sometimes I like to switch it up with a keto breakfast that isn’t eggs. That’s where this keto matcha smoothie bowl comes in. It’s fresh and green and packed with antioxidants. Plus it’s incredibly easy to make.
If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s a type of green tea. It’s ground tea leaves that’s a vibrant shade of green and has even more nutrients and antioxidants than steeped green tea.
Keto Matcha Smoothie Bowl
In the smoothies v. smoothie bowl debate, I’m team smoothie bowl. I enjoy smoothies, but they never feel like I meal to me. I prefer eating a smoothie bowl because I can add texture with toppings and then it feels like a proper meal.
The ingredients in this lovely smoothie bowl are avocado, coconut milk, hemp hearts, matcha (of course), sweetener, and fresh mint leaves. Plus some ice and a little water as needed.
I use hemp hearts here because they’re a fantastic source of protein and have a very mild flavor profile so they don’t compete with the matcha. They’re also a plant-based protein, so they’re great if you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
The avocado and coconut milk give this smoothie bowl a perfectly creamy texture, and the mint complements the matcha very nicely.
For the sweetener, I went with my low carb sweetener, but you can substitute any powdered low carb sweetener that measures 1:1 for sugar. Alternatively, you can use stevia or monkfruit drops, but you’d need much less. Start with a little and sweeten to taste.
I blend this all up with some ice in my Blendtec blender. I have a refurbished Blendtec and it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made. I run this on the smoothie setting twice, scraping down the sides of the blender in between so everything gets super smooth.
I also often put a scoop of collagen powder in mine. This of course would make this no longer vegan, but it add extra protein. You could, of course, add some vegan protein powder instead if you like.
Just look at that color! Isn’t it just the prettiest?
It’s the perfect breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day!
If you like, you can absolutely drink this as a smoothie as is.
But I prefer eating it as a smoothie bowl with some berries and toasted coconut. You can top it with whatever floats your boat!
This makes one large smoothie bowl, or two smaller ones, depending on your appetite.
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup (60mL) coconut milk
- 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 Tbsp low carb sweetener (or a few drops stevia or monk fruit)
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 5 fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup (60mL) water
- Topping suggestions: toasted coconut, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, chopped almonds
- Combine all ingredients (except toppings) in a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and serve with desired toppings.
Makes one large serving or two small servings.
Nutrition information does not include any toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 618Total Fat: 56.6gSaturated Fat: 16.5gSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 22.8gNet Carbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 16gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 16.1g