Matcha avocado smoothie gives you a burst of energy to get your day started off right! With mango, avocado, matcha powder, chia seeds and a tiny bit of vanilla extract. Vegan, gluten-free, and meal prep-friendly.
There was a time when I was afraid of green-colored smoothies...but now? Green smoothies are some of my favorites: from my green mango superfood smoothie to the anti-inflammatory pineapple turmeric smoothie to this matcha avocado smoothie, I love them all.
This matcha avocado smoothie is thick and creamy, mildly sweet, and with a hint of matcha flavor. It's inspired by an iced matcha, but in smoothie form!
Reasons you’ll ♡ this matcha avocado smoothie
- it's thick, creamy and only mildly sweet
- it's banana-free, vegan and gluten-free
- you can meal prep them
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- mangoes- provide natural sweetness and body to the smoothie; swap for peaches if you can't find mangoes
- avocado- add a thick, creamy texture to the smoothie; if you can't find pre-frozen avocados, you can freeze your own!
- blending liquid- my go-to's are unsweetened almond milk or oat milk, but you can use any nut or dairy milk
- matcha powder- since we're not making matcha lattes and it's more of a background flavor, we don't need to splurge on a ceremonial grade matcha powder. I am still working through my Costco-purchased matcha powder
- extras- we are also adding in some vanilla to give the smoothie a 'matcha latte' kind of flavor, as well as chia seeds for added nutrition
For this recipe, you can throw the ingredients into the blender in any order. If you'd like to add leafy greens, I recommend blending them with some of the blending liquid before adding the other ingredients (this helps the smoothie get completely blended, even with a cheap blender).
Adjust the blending liquid if you'd like a thinner smoothie (as you can see, it's quite a thick smoothie!)
Want to turn this superfood smoothie recipe into a meal? Try adding one of the following:
- ¼ cup oatmeal (gives it some staying power)
- ½ scoop of protein powder (also gives it some staying power)
- 3 oz silken tofu
You can assemble all ingredients except for the blending liquid ahead for meal prep as 'smoothie packs'. This way, when you're ready to blend you don't need to measure anything except for your blending liquid: dump it into the blender and blend away!
- Place the frozen mango in the bottom of a jar, silicone or plastic freezer bag.
- Add the avocado, then the matcha, chia seeds and vanilla extract.
- Place into the freezer ASAP.
- To blend, dump everything into the blender, if anything is stuck to the jar add blending liquid to the jar, sit for 30 seconds, then shake it up and dump into the blender.
- Blend and enjoy!
How do I freeze avocados?
Cut avocado into chunks and spread out on a baking sheet. Pop into the freezer ASAP so it doesn't brown. Freeze for 1-2 hours, then transfer to a silicone bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Frozen avocado is not great for guacamole or avocado toast, but it blends great into a smoothie!
Can you taste the avocado?
You really can't...it blends completely into the smoothie and all you can taste is the sweetness from the mango, slight vanilla flavor as well as the matcha. You will notice your smoothie is extra creamy!
Which blender do you recommend for smoothies?
I splurged on this Vitamix and absolutely love it. I wish I had bought it sooner!
More healthy drinks
- 5 Frozen Smoothie Packs (Zero Waste)
- Iced Matcha Latte
- Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
- 36 Healthy Smoothies
- Mango Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- ¾ cup mango chunks frozen
- ¼ cup avocado chunks frozen
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 ½ cups almond milk see note 1
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
To prep ahead and freeze
- Place all ingredients except for the almond milk (or any other blending liquid you choose) and freeze for up to 2 months.
- When you are ready to blend, gently scrape the contents out into the blender. If any chia seeds or other ingredients get stuck, add half of the blending liquid and let it sit for a minute before shaking it up and pouring into the blender.
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