Matcha Mango Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie

Matcha Mango Anti-inflammatory Green Smoothie
Stephanie Clarke, MS, RD & Willow Jarosh, MS, RD
Total Time 7 min
Prep 7 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 2 cups (291 calories each)

This creamy smoothie has just the right balance of high-fiber, inflammation fighting, carbohydrates from mango, spinach, banana, and oats, and protein from silken tofu. Also starring is matcha green tea powder, giving the smoothie a deeper flavor and a boost of antioxidants to help fight inflammation.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 medium ripe banana, frozen in chunks
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup silken tofu
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ tablespoon fresh grated ginger

Preparation

1. Add almond milk and matcha powder to the blender and pulse 3 times until combined.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to a minute.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Not a fan of tofu? Substitute an equal amount of plain low-fat yogurt or use a scoop of unflavored protein powder instead.

No matcha powder? The smoothie will be delicious and nutritionally balanced without it, simply leave it out.

If you aren’t able to, or don’t want to have caffeine, leave the matcha powder out, as it contains a small amount of caffeine.

Love ginger? Increase the amount in this recipe to 1 tablespoon (we love it with extra ginger!). No fresh ginger? Swap in 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger instead.

Swap kale in for spinach for a slightly heartier "greens flavor."

Swap soy milk in for almond milk to add a boost of protein.

Like a sweeter smoothie? Swap 1/2 banana in place of the oats.

Note that these ingredient swaps will change the calorie and nutrition profile of the recipe, but don't hesitate because the end result will be just as healthy.

Cooking and Serving Tips

If you're not using a high powered blender, start with the liquid and blend each ingredient in, one at a time, until smooth.

If your matcha clumps, whisk it in one tablespoon of warm water until smooth and add that to the blender.

When freezing bananas, freeze a single sliced banana in a sandwich bag.

This way you know that it is one banana (rather than having to guess how much is one banana if you've added several sliced bananas to one bag).

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