I really liked this. I did omit the ice and made half recipe. I have also used maple syrup instead of honey and it worked well too. A nice nourishing breakfast.
I loved this smoothie. It's my second time using matcha. My first time was in a martini and it was not that great. In the smoothie, it's perfect with the banana and honey. I got two glass with this serving. Thanks Brenda :) Made for All you can cook buffet
Although minor, I did make a few changes, when preparing this ~ I was generous with the tea powder, used a large yallow-ripe (rather than brown-ripe) banana that had been sliced & frozen & although I did leave out the ice cubes, it still had a frosty chill! Very, very nice smoothie, & I appreciate you sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed while in Asia with ZWT6]
I absolutely adore this recipe! I made it probably 5 times within the first week of trying it. :) The only thing I do differently -- besides using rice milk instead of regular dairy due to an allergy -- is to increase the matcha to 1 and a half teaspoons, since the banana seemed to overpower the matcha flavor (for that reason, I also try to use a banana that's no larger than medium-size). I love, love, love this and thank you SO much for posting it!
Wondeful! This was absolutely yummy. I have been making this for a while now; but had forgotten to rate it. Thanks for posting.
This is really tasty and it's a plus that it is good for you too! I really enjoyed the flavor. Made for ZWT4 Family Picks for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
I bought some matcha green tea powder to make this recipe and I'm very glad I did - I really like the taste and the health benefits. The banana gave added flavour and body and I enjoyed the sweetness imparted by the honey (although I probably used something less than a tablespoon).
There a simiar recipe posted on 'zaar that does not include a banana but I like this one better. Either way, the matcha is a great energy boost but the banana gives the extra fiber and nutrition to make the smoothie more filling. I really like to use this smoothie when I need an energy boost or as a break from fruit smoothies.
The only thing that I did differently was to add some Erivan yogurt. I loved this smoothie! The energy that we had all morning was amazing. I'll be making matcha a regular part of our mornings.
Very tasty! I too did not use the hot water to dissolve the powder, and also left out the ice cubes. My drink turned about a bit darker than the picture but does not taste too intense. Thanks for the recipe, Nick's Mom!