Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe

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Nothing takes the edge off a sweltering summer afternoon like an icy cold tropical smoothie. Here’s a super simple recipe for a delicious and healthy smoothie that tastes awesome and sweeps you instantly off to a Caribbean beach with a flick of the blender.

If you are new to matcha powder, it’s a high quality ground green tea that is packed with antioxidants and gives everything it touches a distinct green tint. A little goes a long way, so start with just a teaspoon in this recipe.

Yield: MAKES 3-4 CUPS OF SMOOTHIE

Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe

Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can of coconut water
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 3 TBS lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla meal replacement or protein powder (optional)

Instructions

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. The measurements are all flexible – if you want it thinner, add more coconut water (or plain water). If your pineapple is room temp, simply add a few ice cubes to the mix to chill the temp and make the texture slightly slushier. If you want to go ultra-tropical, try adding a few chunks of mango, papaya or a squirt of key lime juice. Enjoy!

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Allison Baltzersen is a mother of two baby girls and blogs about her bumblings through green parenting over at Funny Shade of Green.

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Allison Baltzersen is a green mama, raising her two little girls to enjoy childhood, ask lots of questions, and be kind to the Earth.

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30 responses to “Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Pamela P — July 29, 2014 @ 8:16 am (#)

    Awesome! Sounds delicious!

  2. Jeannie — July 29, 2014 @ 9:53 am (#)

    What a great recipe that uses Matcha powder!

  3. Laurie P — July 29, 2014 @ 10:03 am (#)

    It really does look/sound yummy. And you’ve got me really curious to try the Matcha powder…

  4. jan — July 29, 2014 @ 11:14 am (#)

    I like using Matcha powder, but have to admit that I haven’t liked any brand of coconut water I’ve tried.

  5. mrdisco — July 29, 2014 @ 4:00 pm (#)

    cute photo with the large jar

  6. Anne Taylor — July 29, 2014 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    What a fantastic recipe! I look forward to trying it soon! Thanks!

  7. DARLENE W — July 29, 2014 @ 6:07 pm (#)

    A tall cool drink on a hot summer day, yum

  8. Heidi Carlson-reid — July 29, 2014 @ 6:11 pm (#)

    I have all of these ingredients on hand so I am definitely going to make this. Sounds refreshing!

  9. Melinda L. — July 30, 2014 @ 11:11 am (#)

    I just picked up my bag of green tea matcha, looking forward to trying this.

  10. Erica — July 30, 2014 @ 5:49 pm (#)

    MATCHA GIVES ME ENERGY

  11. MrDisco — July 30, 2014 @ 7:02 pm (#)

    coconut water is packed with nutrients

  12. kristen visser — July 30, 2014 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    mmm this sounds so yummy!! i have never had a smoothie like this before but totally would love to give it a try!

  13. MrDisco — July 31, 2014 @ 6:56 pm (#)

    green tea sure has its health benefits

  14. Sarah Coenen — August 4, 2014 @ 11:25 am (#)

    You had me at pineapple! YUM!!!

  15. Stephanie LaPlante — August 6, 2014 @ 5:01 am (#)

    That sounds so refreshing & delicious.

  16. Kitty Iecvan — August 9, 2014 @ 8:50 pm (#)

    This looks like a creative and delicious drink!

  17. JaimeeM — August 14, 2014 @ 6:49 am (#)

    Looks good. Matcha is awesome to incorporate into recipes, easy to cook with

  18. Kelly Faber — August 20, 2014 @ 8:59 am (#)

    This looks tasty! I have never eve hear of this kind of powder before…I will have to try! Sounds like it has a lot of beneficial nutrients! Love pineapple too, so I will have to make this soon!

  19. Treen Goodwin — August 31, 2014 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    oh awesome . i won some organic Matcha and i was looking for some good smoothie recipes , i will be trying this one out for sure thanks so much for sharing !

  20. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 1, 2014 @ 11:26 am (#)

    That looks like an awfully big glass full for a little girl! 🙂

  21. Jenn Erin — October 7, 2014 @ 9:01 pm (#)

    Yum, this sounds delicious. Pina colada is one of my fave drinks but don’t make it often enough.

  22. loucheryl — November 17, 2014 @ 6:12 pm (#)

    I have to try this! I love Pina Coladas so much.

  23. Vesper Meikle — February 11, 2015 @ 6:10 am (#)

    could be a drink for me

  24. Theresa Hover — February 21, 2015 @ 7:49 am (#)

    Yum! This is brilliant, I’ve never thought of using matcha tea in a smoothie before. We keep frozen banana in the freezer for smoothies, so I’m thinking a matcha banana smoothie would be pretty amazing as well!

  25. kathy downey — May 28, 2015 @ 8:14 am (#)

    We finally used our Matcha powder won in the contest to make this smoothie for breakfast last weekend.thanks it was delicious

  26. kathy downey — July 2, 2015 @ 10:37 am (#)

    Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe is delicious

  27. kathy downey — July 5, 2015 @ 10:36 am (#)

    This is a real tasty drink!

  28. kathy downey — October 11, 2015 @ 11:29 am (#)

    I have my sister hooked on this drink lol

  29. Darlene W — August 12, 2016 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    I really don’t think I could get past the green colour

  30. Tannis W — October 22, 2017 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    Well this sure sounds interesting. I have yet to try Matcha powder.

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