Start your day off right with a creamy, sweet, and nutritious Blueberry Matcha Smoothie. Packed with greens, bursting with fruity flavors, and rich in antioxidants, it’s the perfect breakfast to energize your morning or enjoy it as a refreshing pick-me-up throughout the day.

two glasses of blueberry matcha smoothie.

I love a good smoothie, especially when it’s packed with fruits, leafy greens, and maybe some oats too. The best part? They’re super easy to make! A blender and 5 minutes are all it takes.

Today, I am sharing my go-to morning smoothie recipe. The creamy banana serves as the perfect base, while baby spinach adds a healthy dose of greens. Blueberries bring a burst of color and antioxidants, and old-fashioned oats will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. And let’s not forget the extra health benefits from the matcha powder!

matcha powder in a white bowl.

What is matcha powder?

Matcha powder is finely ground whole green tea leaves with a variety of amazing qualities. It’s rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, supporting healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Matcha can be used in a wide range of recipes, from desserts to cocktails, and it’s a great alternative to coffee with its natural caffeine content.

Matcha comes in different grades; choose the one that suits your preference and intended use.

  • Ceremonial-grade matcha, with its vibrant green color and smooth, delicate flavor, is considered the highest quality and is specifically intended for traditional tea ceremonies.
  • Latte-grade matcha is slightly less bright in color and has a more robust taste, which pairs well with milk or milk alternatives commonly used in lattes and smoothies.
  • Cooking-grade matcha has a more yellow color and a pronounced bitter flavor. It is the most affordable grade and can be used for cooking, baking, or adding to smoothies.

What does it taste like? Matcha tea has a unique and earthy flavor. Some people love it, while others may not be as fond of its grassy taste. Personally, I’m not crazy about it on its own, but when I blend it into smoothies with blueberries and banana, the matcha flavor completely disappears while still giving me all the wonderful benefits.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Packed with nutrition: matcha and blueberries are rich in antioxidants, promoting overall well-being.
  • Energizing: matcha’s natural caffeine will keep you energized all day long.
  • Ready in 5 minutes: this recipe is perfect for busy mornings or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up.
  • Customizable: personalize this smoothie by adding your favorite ingredients or mix-ins to make it uniquely yours.

Ingredients & easy swaps

ingredients used to make the matcha smoothie.

Here are a few notes about the ingredients for this recipe:

  • Matcha powder: ceremonial grade matcha or latte grade matcha are excellent choices.
  • Banana: to achieve a thick and creamy consistency, use a frozen banana. Slice and freeze your bananas for easier blending. If you prefer alternatives or don’t have bananas, ripe mango or avocado can be used for a similar texture.
  • Blueberries: frozen. If you’d like to switch things up, you can also use strawberries or raspberries.
  • Baby spinach: you can substitute with kale, Swiss chard, or romaine lettuce if desired.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: you can easily substitute it with any other milk or milk alternative of your choice, such as dairy milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.
  • Old fashioned oats: if you prefer a gluten-free option or want to try something different, quinoa flakes can be a suitable substitute.

See the recipe card below for a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions.

While I personally avoid adding sugar to smoothies, natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia can be used for a sweeter taste. Another alternative is vanilla protein powder, which not only provides protein but also adds a touch of sweetness to your smoothie.

Make-ahead tips

Save time in the morning by prepping your smoothie ahead of time. The night before, place the blueberries, banana, oats, and spinach in a resealable bag or container and freeze. In the morning, transfer the frozen ingredients to the blender, add matcha powder and almond milk, and blend.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use other fruits instead of blueberries?

Of course! Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a combination of different berries can work beautifully in this smoothie. Choose your favorite fruits or use what’s in season for delicious variations.

Can I add protein powder to the smoothie?

Yes, you can use protein powder. Choose a flavor that complements the matcha and blueberry combination, such as vanilla or berry-flavored protein powder.

Is matcha powder and green tea powder the same? 


Can I make the smoothie ahead of time and store it in the fridge?

This smoothie is best enjoyed immediately to ensure that you get the best flavor and texture. However, you can still prep the ingredients in advance by placing them in individual Ziploc bags and storing them in the freezer. Check out my make-ahead tips above.

Two glasses of blueberry smoothie with a black straw.

Have you tried this matcha smoothie recipe yet? Did you make any modifications or put your own spin on it? Share your feedback with us in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear from you! And if you have any questions, we are always here to help!

How To Make It: Blueberry Matcha Smoothie

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An awesome breakfast on-the-go! This creamy blueberry matcha smoothie is healthy, nutritious, naturally sweetened, and vegan. 


  • 1 cup (155 g) frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup (30 g) baby spinach
  • 1 ripe banana sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Use ceremonial-grade matcha or latte grade matcha.
  • Cut your banana into pieces before freezing. It will be easier to blend.
  • Unsweetened cashew, soy, oat, coconut, or dairy milk can be used instead of almond milk.
  • Natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia can be used for a sweeter taste. 
  • Add some vanilla protein powder for an extra protein boost and to add some sweetness.
  • Make it gluten-free: use gluten-free oats or quinoa flakes.


Serving: 1 glass, Calories: 131 kcal, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 89 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 14 g
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