Matcha and Cacao Nib Smoothie

Matcha and Cacao Nib is such a wonderful and unique flavor combination. It took me a while to enjoy matcha tea for some reason. I love tea but matcha did not come as easily to me. I kept drinking it though and now I love it. It is such a potent flavor that has the ability to meld with so many others. Over time I realized that I enjoyed it most with something sweet alongside something creamy and full of fat.

This smoothie is a fun way to use matcha and honestly I kind of feel like I am drinking a milkshake. I chose to not add any sweetener to this smoothie because of the banana. However, it can be a tad bit biter so if you feel like it needs to be balanced more I would just add some maple, honey or stevia to your liking.

Feel free to get creative and add any of your favorite ingredients like protein, greens etc. Smoothies are a great way to get in some extra nutrients in a delicious and quick way.


Matcha and Cacao Nib Smoothie
Serves 2
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Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  2. 1 tsp matcha powder (or more to personal taste)
  3. 1 whole banana
  4. 1 Tbsp ground flax (I prefer golden)
  5. 1 Tbsp creamy almond butter
  6. 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
  7. 2 Tbsp coconut kefir (optional)
  8. 6-8 ice cubes
  9. Sweetener (see notes)
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  1. I chose to not add any sweeteners to this smoothie but the matcha and cacao can be a little bitter. So feel free to sweeten as desired.
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