I’ve eaten eggs for breakfast every day until recently when doing a detox that required me have a liquid breakfast. I was super skeptical that a smoothie would get me through the morning without a hangry meltdown, but I’m an all or nothing kind of gal, so tried it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised how filling and satiating this drink is, and I’ve realized I actually really like starting my day off on a lighter note!Jump to Recipe
Sometimes I swap out the spinach for tuscan kale which is just as delicious. My daughter loves this drink too and is a great way to get in these dark leafy greens that she wouldn’t otherwise eat. If you’re making this for kiddo just blend everything but the matcha for their serving, then add it to the remaining portion and pulse a few more times for you.
Why is this smoothie good for me?
The mega-dose of vitamins first thing in the morning is a real eye-opener, and the caffeine in the matcha gives you a clean, jitter-free energy boost. Coconut water is ultra hydrating and packed with electrolytes. The ginger and banana are bright and sweet making it a perfectly refreshing summer drink.
The original recipe from goop.com calls for 4 tbsp “Sun Potion Tocos” and optional bee pollen for garnish. I did not use either, mostly because I didn’t have them on hand. But Tocos is a superfood made of rice bran solubles. It’s thought to help detoxify the body and is rich in vitamins D and E which are both great for your skin!
I like to chop enough banana and ginger for the whole week and freeze them in individually portioned ziplock bags. This way when I make it in the morning all I have to do is dump everything into the blender which makes this already quick breakfast even easier.
Goop’s Morning Matcha Smoothie
- High Powered Blender
- 2 cups lightly packed baby spinach
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water
- 4 tsp roughly chopped fresh ginger
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 2 frozen bananas
- Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.