Matcha Strawberry Layered Smoothie
 
 
Matcha and strawberries come together in this layered vegan smoothie - and there's a bonus healthy ingredient in the matcha layer!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2-3 glasses
Ingredients
  • Matcha layer:
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk, chilled
  • 1 cup mango, chopped, frozen
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, adjust to taste
  • Strawberry layer:
  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped, frozen
  • 1.5 cups almond milk, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. For the matcha layer:
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Distribute evenly among 2-3 glasses and place in the freezer while preparing the strawberry layer.
  3. For the strawberry layer:
  4. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Remove the glasses with the matcha layer from the freezer and very gently pour the strawberry layer on top of the matcha layer (if you find that the matcha layer isn't quite thick enough, you can freeze it for a little longer). To be extra gentle, pour the strawberry layer over the back of a spoon held over the matcha layer.
  5. Drink immediately, yum! Can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of hours if you don't plan on drinking it straight away.
Notes
- If you don't feel like chopping up a big bunch of spinach, baby spinach works just as well.

- Feel free to substitute the almond milk with any type of milk that you prefer.

- Regarding serving sizes, I used 3x 350ml glasses and they were all filled to just under the rim.

- For the pictures in this post, I froze the matcha layer a little too long so that the strawberry layer did not blend at all into the matcha layer. I used the tip of a knife to break up the frozen edges around the glass for a smoother, more blended appearance.
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2018/08/matcha-strawberry-layered-smoothie/