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 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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Brynn March 10, 2015 at 9:44 am

You had me at matcha! I don’t know how you do it, but always a home run!

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Hayley Appleford March 10, 2015 at 9:45 am

The recipe is saved ! Looks delicious :)

Thanks for sharing,

With love,
Hayley

http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

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mira March 10, 2015 at 9:53 am
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Healthy and delicious! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

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elizabeth page March 10, 2015 at 10:08 am

hi, this green tea lime pie smoothie bowl looks amazing!!! I don’t see the recipe though–the recipe that follows the picture is for the nut free dream cups. Maybe it’s just the time change and I’m not truly awake yet?

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[email protected] March 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

I will have to try this on the weekend, I’m so excited!

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Tom ~ Raise Your Garden March 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

Will have to wait till the weekend too, so I have the time to get it right. Nifty title, play on words and all. Love eating Key Lime Pie in Key West Florida but it does nothing for my girlish figure. And even though Spanx now makes men’s products, my wife had forbidden me from checking them out. Never heard of Matcha Green Tea Powder but will have to check out all our health food stores to see if I can get some.

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Katie B March 11, 2015 at 10:53 am

Tom, you can find matcha in several places, but you’ll want to get high quality product! I’ve been using matcha from Steeped Tea–it’s a direct sales company in the USA and Canada. Maybe check online to see if there’s a consultant near you? Their prices are really comparable and the quality is top notch, basically some of the better matcha you can get outside Japan!

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Millie l Add A Little March 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

This looks delicious Angela and I always find smoothie bowls are so much fun!

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Cassie March 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

Green tea lime pie? That sounds really yummy!!! :P

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Lauren March 10, 2015 at 10:22 am

This is such a good idea, I’m yet to try smoothie or acai bowls so will have to give it a blend!

Lauren x
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

I love smoothie bowls!! This recipe sounds yummy!!

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Lu | Super Nummy Yo! March 10, 2015 at 10:35 am

Love this interesting combination and the TEA lime pie concept :) Plus it’s such a gorgeous shade of green. Perfect for St. Patrick’s day. And a drizzle of melted coconut butter! One of my favorite indulgences, and I always find they make smoothie bowls more filling :-P

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Erin March 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

I am so intrigued by this recipe and by smoothie bowls in general (I’ve honestly never heard of them)… thinking this is one recipe I’ll definitely have to try at some point.
-E

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West March 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

I couldn’t love the ingredients of this any more than I do! And, I like a thick smoothie that requires a spoon. Fabulous and festive creation!! :) Have a lovely day!

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

I’m always more of a smoothie in a glass kind of girl also, but this looks fabulous so I may just have to change my ways!! I am excited to give this a try.

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

Looks yummy and just in time for St. Patty’s Day!

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Justine March 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Do you have a brand of matcha you recommend? I’ve been through a handful that aren’t too expensive and I’ve yet to find one I love.

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Samantha | Splendor and Forge March 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

This sounds absolutely delicious! Key Lime Pie is one of my weaknesses, but living in California, I’m limited on my options. I’ll definitely be giving this a try sooner rather than later!

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Erin @ Erin's Inside Job March 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Ive been craving a lot of lemon and lime lately; maybe bc it is starting to warm up some? I had a lemon pistachio donut the other night and it was so good. I definitely need to check this out!

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S Lauren | Modern Granola March 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm

How fun! Gorgeous pics!

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Ashley March 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm

This smoothie looks incredible! I love adding matcha to smoothies! And with avocado?! I’m sure it’s so creamy and delicious! Can’t wait to try!
PS the title is AMAZING! so good

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Sophie March 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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I made it this afternoon & loved every sip! So divine! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm

That was fast! Thanks for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed it!

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Sophie March 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Ooh yes! x

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Sophie March 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm

just bought your cookbook this morning, in the Waterstones in Brussels, Belgium! It is just wonderful & your recipes rock! Waw even! xxx
It isn’t that much priced either: 26.95 €! xx I am so glad that I finally got it! x
In the past, all of your recipes that I made were amazing, very tasty & fabulous even!
Greetings from a Oh she glows fan from Belgium! :) x

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Sophie, I’m so glad you found it all the way in Belgium! So exciting :) Thanks for your support!

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Sophie March 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

You are so welcome! :)

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CC March 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Seriously, everything you make looks so delicious! My husband and I came across your book in Barnes&Noble one day while looking for inspiration while on The Daniel Fast with our church and I’ve been a huge fan since! I’m finding out there are a lot of modifications I needed to my diet because I have lupus and you’ve provided some inspiration to healthier and satisfying recipes!
Enjoy the hunger with breastfeeding! I loved those days with both my kiddos! An excuse to eat more! :-) It’s an amazing bonding experience of course!

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Claudia Rodrigues Fernandez March 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm

oh my, this looks delicious! So colourful and healthy! I’m definitely trying this!!
Thank you for sharing
Claudia, stylechezmoi.com XX

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Beth March 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Where can I find the nutritional info on this recipe? I want to make sure it fits into my training program! Thanks!

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Katie M March 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm
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What a coincidence! I have been rejoicing in different green smoothie bowls for the past week — especially with the weather finally feeling like spring here in Ontario, I am happily sipping my cool smoothies pretty much every morning. I absolutely love using avocado + banana + spinach as the base for pretty much any smoothie, because it gives it such a rich, creamy consistency every time.
Wonderful photography + blog post as usual :) Enjoy the sunshine! I’m sure we all need it after such a long winter.

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Angela @ Food Angel March 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

I forgot St. Patrick’s day is coming up!! This looks amazing! Where do you find the large flaked coconut? I can’t seem to find it anywhere, although I have been obsessed with adding the powdery fine coconut to almost everything lately!

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Savanna @ Glutenfreeveganpantry.com March 10, 2015 at 3:45 pm

This looks like pure heaven! I love making hot matcha lattes at home but I’ve never thought about adding it into a smoothie before – such a great idea! I will have to crack out my matcha and get experimenting with it for St. Patrick’s day. Great looking recipe!

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Kari March 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Where can one buy Matcha green tea powder? I’ve never looked for it so have no idea where I could buy it.

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Juju Sprinkles March 10, 2015 at 4:18 pm

What a nutritious meal! It has all the proteins and fibers all in one bowl! Love it!

Juju
http://www.jujusprinkles.com

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel March 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm

green tea and a smoothie- wow i love this!

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Anna March 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

looks super delicioous :)

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Alexa [fooduzzi.com] March 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

This is just beautiful, Angela!
You’re right – perhaps this is the kind of breakfast that can sloooow me down. Note to self: shoveling food in your mouth as quickly as possible is not attractive! Sounds like the perfect choice…and all in time for St. Paddy’s Day!

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Jen K. March 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm
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Exactly! Confession time: I’d never heard of a smoothie bowl, and my first reaction was that they sounded kind of stupid, because isn’t the point of a smoothie to be able to smash it into your face as quickly as possible? Okay, maybe it is, but after giving this a try, I admit my complete wrongness about the smoothie bowl. This was fantastically good, and with the coconut butter topping? Good heavens. I may just have to start making time for breakfast with a spoon.

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Lillian @ Seize the Latte March 10, 2015 at 7:05 pm

This is such a great idea! Get-togethers featuring DIY food bars are awesome (we got rave reviews from the nacho bar at our wedding — I’m not even kidding), and this looks both delicious and St. Paddy’s apropos. I also love the idea of incorporating matcha, since I’ve been looking for different ways to use the powder. Oh, and mad props on the Key/Tea Lime Pie pun — well played! :)

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Maggie @ Veg Fiend March 10, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Smoothie bowls rock my socks! (My instagram account may or may not be half smoothie bowls… https://instagram.com/vegfiend )

I’ll have to try this one out!

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Flo March 10, 2015 at 10:14 pm

you are a ROCKSTAR Angela! This looks and sounds ah-mazing!! Can’t wait to try it in the morning. YUMMM!!!! Extra motivation to get up:)

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Maeghan March 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Aaaah this looks SO AMAZING!! And that’s my fav coconut water. Can’t wait to try this :)

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Sarah March 11, 2015 at 12:01 am

Oh my gosh…this is perfection. Matcha? Love. Coconut butter? Love. Granola? Love. I don’t even care for St. Patrick’s Day, but now I am so excited to make this next week!

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CARLA March 11, 2015 at 4:21 am

DAMN.
love love love how creative this is.

<3

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Suzanne March 11, 2015 at 7:17 am

Hi Angela! Are there any subs for the coconut water. I am not a huge fan (of the flavour or price).

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Jessie : Kitschen Cat March 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

This is so creatively lovely — almost too pretty to eat!

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