I’ve eaten eggs for breakfast nearly every single day for as long as I can remember, until recently when doing a detox which required me to cut out eggs and have a liquid breakfast instead. 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!
Sometimes I swap out the spinach for tuscan kale since, believe or not, I’m not a huge fan. I like it wilted in soups or “hidden” in other ways, but I’m not one to order a kale salad. I like that I can sneak it into this smoothie and not know the difference. My daughter also loves this drink which is huge considering how hard it can be to get her to eat veggies. If you’re going to make this drink for kiddo though, make sure to skip the matcha altogether since it has caffeine. Or you can add it in after you’ve given them their portion.
The mega-dose of vitamins first thing in the morning is a real eye-opener, and the caffeine in the matcha gives you the best, clean energy boost. Coconut water is ultra-hydrating and packed with electrolytes, and 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 I also didn’t even know what Tocos was. Well, 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! Now that I know all the benefits I definitely plan to use it in this smoothie going forward.
I like to chop enough banana and ginger (peeling and chopping ginger is the most time consuming part of this recipe) 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 simpler.
- 2 cups lightly packed baby spinach
- 4 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
- 2 frozen bananas
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1 ½ cups coconut water
1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.