The Caffeinated, Low-Calorie Smoothie That’s Better Than Your Green Tea Latte

It doesn’t get easier than blending up a smoothie, but the wrong combination of ingredients can leave you with a breakfast that’s too sweet, too chalky, too thin, too (insert your smoothie problem here). In the Spring and Summer, I start craving a flavorful, refreshing, and frothy smoothie, and this vanilla matcha smoothie became my go-to warm-weather blend. After an early run in my neighborhood, I hop in the shower, mix up this two-minute breakfast, and sip as I catch up on email and get ready for work. I don’t even have to worry about brewing up a cup of coffee since antioxidant-rich matcha green tea is tossed into the blender, offering the energizing boost I need to start my day.

Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness

Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

Matcha Smoothie

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)1 tablespoon matcha powder1/2 banana5 ice cubes1/4 avocado1 scoop vanilla protein powder