Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 10, 2015

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! Are you doing anything fun? I’m hosting a get together on Tuesday, so I’ve been planning a green themed menu to serve on the big day.

Smoothie bowls have been quite the sensation for a long time now, but I think this might be only the second smoothie bowl I’ve made. The truth is, I just love the efficiency of throwing things into a blender and guzzling it down in a glass – a few minutes seems to be all the time I have in the morning. I don’t want to fuss with smoothie bowls. But I figured it would be nice for a special themed breakfast! Plus, sometimes I need to remind myself not to inhale my food and sitting down to a bowl helps me slooooow down a bit. So instead of taking me 20 seconds to inhale it now takes me 60 (breastfeeding hunger is no joke). Anyway, this bowl is a nutritious way to kick off the day, especially if you plan on indulging later on!

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The flavour is inspired by the popular Key Lime Pie, but with a green tea twist. Get it – TEA lime pie instead of KEY? I truly outdid myself with this title, I know. Imagine what I could do on a full night’s sleep?!

Ok joking aside, Matcha Green Tea Powder happens to pair lovely with banana and avocado, but it’s an optional booster ingredient so not to worry if you don’t have any on hand. The smoothie is still amazing without it. However, if you do stock Matcha it adds a wonderful energizing element to smoothies and a nice antioxidant boost. Since it’s fairly bitter, a little bit goes a long way; I only used 1/4 teaspoon in this smoothie. If you don’t think you will consume a whole tin, you might want to try out the single serving packs that are available in many grocery stores now. I store my opened tin in the fridge for maximum freshness.

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The hydrating base is made up with coconut water which might be a great way to start the day if you plan on indulging in drinks later on. A frozen banana and avocado make it ultra creamy and lightly sweet, while lime juice and lots of zest give it a tangy, aromatic kick. It’s basically all of my favourite flavours wrapped into one kick butt smoothie bowl! We all know that smoothie bowls are so fun because of all the toppings you get to add, so I topped my bowl with melted coconut butter (which solidifies upon hitting the cold smoothie), granola, hemp hearts, and large flake coconut. I purposely made the smoothie on the thicker side so the toppings would sit nicely on the top and not sink through – that’s key!

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Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

Vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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This is one of my all-time favourite smoothie bowls—and it's one of the most popular on the blog! Dig into the tropical flavours of lime, coconut, banana, and avocado with some baby spinach and Matcha green tea powder thrown in for an extra boost. The flavour reminds me of a creamy, tart, and sweet Key Lime Pie!

Yield
2 cups (500 mL)
Prep time
Cook time
0 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the smoothie:
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large frozen banana packed
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest*
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Matcha green tea powder
Topping ideas:
  • Granola**
  • Sliced banana and mango
  • Melted coconut butter
  • Large flake dried coconut
  • Lime zest
  • Hemp hearts

Directions:

  1. Add all the smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Adjust sweetness if desired.
  2. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle on the toppings of your choice. Enjoy with a spoon!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 2 cups (500 mL) | Calories 250 calories | Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 1 grams | Sodium Fat 90 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 51 grams
Fiber 7 grams | Sugar 29 grams | Protein 4 grams
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.

Tips:

  • * It's easiest to zest the lime before juicing.
  • ** For a homemade granola recipe, try the Ultimate Nutty Granola Clusters in The Oh She Glows Cookbook (page 31), my Lightened Up Summer Granola, or The Perfect Granola (found in The Oh She Glows app).

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Hannah March 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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I liked this smoothie bowl very much! I made it exactly as the recipe suggested, but added 1 tsp of matcha to get that extra kick. The lime flavour was very prominent so I almost would make it next time with a little less, to let the matcha shine through a bit more. But great blend of flavours and a nice change of pace from the usual green monster I make ;)

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Joslin March 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

Angela- had this bowl for breakfast this morning! It is really good, and very satisfying to my preggo body;-) next time I will definitely garnish with more lime zest (I only used coconut shreds, hemp seeds, & a few crushed nuts), as mine didn’t turn out very tangy. Thanks:-D

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Amanda March 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

Oh wow, I have been on a tea kick lately, this looks amazing! I need to start cooking more with herbal teas, it’s so good! Thanks for the recipe!

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Sarah April 1, 2015 at 12:34 am
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This is absolutely delicious! I’ve made it as a smoothie bowl and I’ve also drank it like a traditional smoothie. I love the combination of lime and matcha! I never would have thought to pair them together, but they make a good couple. Thank you for the great recipe!

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Gauri April 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Its lovely color made me try this and its amazing.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Gauri posted….http://www.auraofeternalbeauty.com/2015/04/04/healthy-smoothie-beet-avo-spinach/

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Love Low Fat April 5, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I’ve been needing some inspiration for smoothie variations, this looks like heaven! Love the toppings idea too!

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Jennifer April 8, 2015 at 12:50 am
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I love smoothie bowls, so I was excited to try this recipe. I added 2 tbsp of quick oats to give it a “doughy” texture and it was great! I will definitely be making it again :)

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Emily April 8, 2015 at 5:20 pm
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This is amazing. I drank it from a straw as a smoothie.

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messbyus April 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Looks amazing! Definitely on my list to try <3

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Alex April 19, 2015 at 4:33 am
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Kristen Corpolongo April 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

I am excited to try this recipe – I usually make acai bowls, and this is a new and exciting take on a smoothie bowl. The green is so very spring and I’m looking forward to the flavors.

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Kim April 23, 2015 at 11:33 am
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I just made this and I think it is the yummiest thing I have eaten in a long time. Love the melted coconut butter and the lime flavour together! Perfect for post workout.

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Linda April 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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Great recipe! I just love that there so many recipe for healthy and organic food these days. I guess more people a keeping an eye on their health. I love avocado because it’s packed with nutrients that all good for the body. Good jobs, I’m excited to try more recipes from your website.

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Maria Killenaull May 11, 2015 at 10:53 am

This is gorgeous I made this with my daughter today :-)

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Crista May 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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OMG OMG OMG this looks AMAZING. I keep seeing recipes with match powder but have yet to use it – this may be the first recipe i use it in!!

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Maria May 27, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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I made this yesterday (just in a normal glass) without matcha and it was so phenomenal that I made it again today! As I’m English and don’t really use cups I worked out it’s about half an avocado, a handful of spinach and 175ml coconut water.

I also made the crispy quinoa cakes for dinner yesterday and they were such a success that I made your weekend kale salad for lunch today and have your toffee cinnamon oatmeal bars cooling in the fridge right now! Your taste for flavours is just genius and cooking this food is making me think about moving to a more plant-based diet (currently an omnivore). Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

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Oliver Gilbert June 19, 2015 at 4:47 am

It’s hard to find good macha recipes , this is certainly one!
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Arwen June 25, 2015 at 11:15 am
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Deliciou! I have an old bag of matcha I found in the back of a drawer, and this was a perfect way to use some of it. Didn’t have avocado or coconut water on hand, so I subbed a big spoonful of sunflower seed butter and used half almond milk, half water. Perfect for a hot morning!

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The Kitchen Magpie July 9, 2015 at 9:53 am

I was just looking for green smoothie recipes and found this one in my travels. I had to comment about the breastfeeding hunger – holy Dinah, there is nothing like it! It’s equal to the exhauation the first few months… the gnawing hunger that’s almost constant! Congrats on the newest bundle of joy! (I know, I’m late, I’m late).

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sue July 19, 2015 at 2:20 pm

I would appreciate knowing calorie count, including fat content,
carbs, protein.

Please provide! Protein is my breakfast in the morning and carries me
for about 5 hours.

Thanks!

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Susie September 10, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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I’m not one to leave comments but I just made this and it was soo good! Satisfyingly sweet and pleasantly tart! I topped mine with raw granola, chia seeds and shredded coconut.
Thanks!

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Kirsten October 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

I just made this for a post workout refresher. I modified it just a tad by not using matcha powder as I do not care for it, and also by adding two soaked dates with the liquid (probably ⅛ cup of soaking liquid). I’m going to top it with a little melted coconut butter and some toasted almonds. It is delish!!! Thank you.

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Lori December 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm

You have the BEST recpies!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

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Murphyvan December 2, 2015 at 10:47 am

RE your Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl. Can’t wait to try it. But how ’bout changing the name so it rolls off the tongue a little easier and with more tongue “muscle memory.” I had to practice the existing name several times before my brain easily said TEA LIME PIE. (I lived in Key West for 15 years and make a wonderful not-good-for-you keylimepie. (See! It rolls off your tongue naturally as all one word! LOL!)

Call it … TEA LIME PIE GREEN SMOOTHIE BLEND.

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Georgia February 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

I think this might be the most beautiful smoothing I have EVER seen! I really like the idea of having ‘toppings’ to a smoothie – it makes it feel more like a meal and will hopefully make you snack less as well! Also clever idea to add some ice cubes – I always have to leave my smoothies in the fridge for a while before drinking them, but never thought of this much simpler way! Thanks for the recipe!

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Adele February 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Made this and doubled the recipe and froze half in popsicle molds and they were an amazingly delicious frozen treat

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Barb March 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

This looks amazing! I usually workout out in the mornings before breakfast. Could I add some SunWarrior protein powder to this to boost the protein?

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Sue March 10, 2016 at 4:39 am
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Oooo that was lovely!

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Sabrina March 15, 2016 at 10:40 am
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I’ve tried the “Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl” today and it was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

Greetings from Germany,
Sabrina

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Angela Liddon March 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Glad you enjoyed it, Sabrina!

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Hannah March 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

I love smoothie bowls.I have just discovered Mighty Matcha Tea. I can’t wait to try this recipe with it!

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Anubhav April 23, 2016 at 6:34 am

Good and Healthy Post!

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vi April 26, 2016 at 7:56 am
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So delicious!!! mmmm!

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Emily May 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm
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LOVE this recipe! I devoured it with pineapple, kiwi, shaved coconut and hemp seeds on top! I wanted to make the mint chip green monster but decided to blend (haha) in this recipe and made a mint chip ice cream smoothie bowl using this recipe (omit lime and zest, omit matcha and add mint then top with cocoa nibs) SOOO good! Thanks for the recipes and inspiration!

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Sarah June 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

SO much LOVE for this!! We’d love to send you a pack of ours to try, do you have an email address we can reach you on?

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Tania August 21, 2016 at 6:21 am

Hi Angela ☺️
I have just discovered Matcha and am super excited to try this! I was wondering if it could be converted into a smoorhie (that you drink) for busier days? Love your book and the app! Excited to get my copy of the second book!

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Jared June 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Hi Angela,

I would love to give you a sample of our Matcha! Is there anyway I can contact you to discuss this further?

Thanks,
Jared

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Angela Liddon June 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

Hi Jared, You can send an email with a bit more information to press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com. Thanks!

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Cindy August 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm
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I am obsessed with this smoothie bowl!! I’ve had it 2 days in a row and am looking forward to having it again tomorrow. The only thing I did differently was dribble coconut cream on it rather that coconut butter. (My butter was bad) I also left out the maple syrup, it really isn’t need. I also toped it with TJ’s ancient grains granola, hemp hearts and toasted coconut flakes. So, SO yummy!!! Can’t wait to try the Buff smoothie bowl..

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 25, 2017 at 11:17 am

Hey Cindy,
I’m so happy to hear that you love this recipe so much! It’s a hit in our house too. :)

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