Matcha Lime Protein Smoothie Bowl

matcha green smoothie bowl

I’ve been eyeing smoothie bowl pics and recipes for a while now… Kind of curious and kind of confused, ya know? Is it a smoothie? Is it a soup? A pudding? What makes it so different than a regular smoothie?

Turns out I was overthinking it.

Basically it’s just a smoothie. In a bowl. The only real difference is a “smoothie bowl” is thicker than a regular smoothie.

Since I’m totally down with anything thick, creamy, and pudding-y, I’m completely on board with smoothie bowls! Turns out, I’m a smoothie bowl pro – I’m always adding wayyy too many thick ingredients to my smoothies and often end up eating them with a spoon anyway. All I’ve been missing is the bowl and pretty toppings!

matcha green smoothie bowl

This smoothie bowl is completely inspired by Oh She Glows’s fantastic recipe. I tweaked the proportions to suit my tastes and added my favorite protein to up the nutritional punch. (I also doubled the recipe when I made it; however, the following recipe is for one serving.)

Matcha Lime Protein Smoothie Bowl


Serves 1  |   Yield: 2 cups /  1 bowl   |   Prep time: 10 min 

  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop (3 TB) Life Energizing Shake protein powder
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Matcha green tea powder and/or 1 packet Shaklee 180 Energizing Matcha Green Tea


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high until completely smooth. (Consistency should be that of a very thick smoothie… So thick you need a spoon! 😉 ) Adjust sweetness if needed.
  • Pour into a bowl and add toppings of choice. Eat with a spoon and enjoy! :)

Topping Ideas

  • granola
  • sliced banana
  • sliced mango
  • melted coconut oil
  • shredded coconut
  • hemp hearts
  • lime zest

matcha green smoothie bowl


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