Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie (Dairy Free)
This smoothie recipe and post are sponsored by the great people at Silk!
This minty, ice cold, Dairy-Free, Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie is refreshing, delicious and hits the spot! You’ll love both the taste and all the benefits in this easy recipe!
Matcha powder is the leaves of finely milled green tea. And did you know that it’s jam packed with benefits? Matcha has been said to provide anti-aging benefits, helps boost the immune system, cleanse the body, provides a sustained energy boost, and so much more (learn more about matcha HERE). Some call matcha THE superfood of super foods because of it’s high antioxidant level. It’s even considered a thermogenic, which means it helps you burn fat and lose weight!
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of matcha and drink a matcha beverage almost every single afternoon. This ice cold, dairy-free Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie recipe is one of my favorite matcha creations and I think you’re going to love it, too.
You’ll want to make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post so you can see how I supercharge my smoothie with some optional add-ins!
So blend yourself up this easy dairy-free Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie and enjoy!
Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk (Click HERE for a Silk coupon!)
- ½ cup ice
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder (Find my favorite matcha powder HERE)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract or 2 tablespoons packed fresh peppermint leaves
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips or cacao nibs (I use THESE)
- Place all ingredients in a blender, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until smooth. Once smooth, add in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs, pulse once or twice. Enjoy!
1/2 avocado (healthy fats that boost metabolism)
1 cup greens such as spinach, kale, etc. (extra vitamins and minerals)
1 tablespoon collagen (known for hair, skin and nail health)
1 teaspoon maca powder (promotes hormonal balance and helps boost libido)
1/2 teaspoon spirulina (known to protect and detoxify your body)
Supercharge Your Smoothie
Here are some examples of what I like to add in my smoothies to provide even more fabulous benefits. You can choose one or two or add them all in:
1/2 Avocado – provides healthy fats that help boost your metabolism & will make the smoothie nice and creamy!
1 cup Greens (spinach, kale, etc) – provides extra vitamins and minerals and you’ll never even taste them once they are blended in the smoothie!
1 tablespoon Collagen (Find HERE) – Known for hair, skin and nail health.
1 teaspoon Maca Powder (Find HERE) – Promotes hormone balance and helps to boost libido.
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Spirulina Powder (Find HERE) – Known to protect and detoxify the body and is a world class immune booster.
Pin Dairy Free Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie recipe HERE:
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
I make a similar mint smoothie all the time but haven’t thought to try matcha in it. Definitely will now!
Love matcha! 🙂
Matcha and chocolate and mint in a smoothie? Yes please! 😀
I know, right? 🙂
I love reading all of your posts! Would you consider doing some that are like the “A day in my life” or “what I ate Wednesday” type? I think it would be neat to see what you eat and what your workouts are in a typical day. Thanks!!
While I applaud your efforts and agree with what you say about matcha, I am deeply disappointed that you would allow Silk to sponsor you. They are owned by Pepsi, and have contributed a lot of money to ensure that GMOs do not get labeled. They are NOT supportive of healthy food and lifestyles.
If you are truly interested in people’s well being, I highly recommend you not continue to purchase or utilize their products yourself nor encourage your readers to do so.
I have really enjoyed your blog and posts. It would sadden me to leave your readership.
Thank you for your comment, Ann! I really thank you for bringing this up to me. I should know better and feel pretty embarrassed that I didn’t realize Silk was owned by Pepsi. Coming from someone who is passionate about avoiding GMO’s, I think you can understand my embarrassment. On the positive side, Silk does carry the Non-GMO Project label and are actively working to label all of their products, which I was really happy to see. It’s also SO AWESOME to see that consumers are changing the market (Yay!!!) and demanding better quality food making companies like Pepsi want a piece of that pie. A lot of these small, organic companies can’t handle the demands of the current market. Even though many of these companies are being bought out by these bigger companies, for now, the standards (organic, non-GMO, high quality, etc.) that they always had are still the same. I do not want to endorse companies who are actively supporting the non-labeling of GMO products and very much appreciate you bringing this to my attention.
Will definitely make this smoothie! I too am concerned about the Silk (I didn’t know it was owned by Pepsi either!), because of how processed it is, and the extra not-so-healthy ingredients they add. Would canned coconut milk work? Of course, I should just make the coconut milk myself…maybe you can blog about how to make that 🙂
Hi Lorelei! Yes, I especially love using full-fat coconut milk! My personal preference is the Aroy-D brand – just coconut and water – I always have a box of that in my fridge 🙂 My good friend, Danielle has a great blog post about making homemade coconut milk from shredded coconut (you can also make homemade coconut flour from the pulp when you’re done!) >> http://lovelovething.com/homemade-coconut-milk-shredded-coconut/