Green Tea And Oat Smoothie

by | Jun 7, 2013 | 18 comments

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie With 7 Fruits & Veggies

 

For the past few days I have been having this beautiful green tea and oat smoothie for breakfast. I have a Vitamix blender visiting me for a couple of weeks and I have been enjoying his (yes, all my kitchen helpers are big strapping males. I don’t have a fetish I promise!) company a lot. The smoothies that this Vitamix makes are oh so smooth (not very creative wordplay, I know!) but they really are. And McCreamy! 

 

Matcha Smoothie - Cook Republic 

 

After blitzing smoothies all week for the Vitamix photo shoot, I realized that smoothie making was a science too just like cooking. You found your base ingredient and your dominant ingredient and you worked your way up to find fillers that would maintain the creamy consistency and not separate the liquids and solids. Colour was so important. The smoothie had to be healthy and yet looking appealing enough to consume without losing it’s identity in an explosion of spinach green.

 

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie - Cook Republic

 

Green Tea Smoothie - Cook Republic

 

I have a bit too much on my plate right now and I don’t need yet another thing on it. But since the Vitamix 7@7 challenge is going to be in a glass, I feel like I can make an exception. The challenge is to pack 7 fruits and veggies in a blender for a nutrient rich breakfast before 7am for 7 days. It is a challenge I can get very creative with. For my first day I expanded on the beautiful matcha smoothie I was so addicted to especially for it’s colour. The designer in me loves the muted and moody sage tones with a hint of pale duck egg blue of this smoothie. I feel nourished from the inside and it is a wonderful feeling.

 

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie - Cook Republic

 

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie - Cook Republic

 

Photography, Styling And Prop Alert – Canning jar from Wheel & Barrow. Green Napkin from Target. Vintage Knife from Pioneer Homewares, Barossa. French glasses from Ikea. White ceramic spoon from Wheel And Barrow. Oat Jar from Coles. Wooden Spoon by Attia.

 

PS – These shots are the first photos from my spunky new Canon 5d Mark III. I will talk about that in length soon, but all I want to say for now is that I am in love!

 

 

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GREEN TEA AND OAT SMOOTHIE

A nutrient packed green smoothie brimming with the goodness of 7 fruits and vegetables on a yoghurt base and spiked with beautiful matcha and oats.

 

Ingredients

1 ripe banana, peeled
1 orange, peeled
1/2 kiwifruit, peeled
1/3 cucumber
1 large lettuce leaf
handful of Tuscan kale leaves
handful of grapes
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup chilled water
1 tablespoon instant oats
1/2 teaspoon matcha (green tea powder)

 

Method

Put all ingredients in the jug of a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.

 

My Notes

You could skip the oats if your blender isn’t powerful enough. Using pure protein powder is an option.

Yoghurt could be substituted with soy milk.

 

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SNEH

I love creating easy, vibrant, fresh, everyday recipes and taking gorgeous photos of the food I cook. I have been blogging for 15 years and I have also written a book with over 100 new recipes. If you make a recipe from the blog, Tag @cookrepublic on Instagram. I would love to see!

COMMENTS

18 Comments
  1. Rosa

    That is a fancy combination! Refreshing and healthy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Eileen

    I have never had oats in a smoothie before! Super interesting combination.

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  3. Esther

    These pictures are really beautiful Sneh – wow! I see you have your new longed-for camera 🙂 Just looking for inspiring breakfast juice ideas to ward off the viruses and knew you would have something interesting to try!

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  4. Lauren

    I don’t have matcha powder. I have loose leaf tea though.. Wondering if I could sub brewed green tea instead?

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    • Sneh

      You could. Brew the green tea in half a cup of water (quantity in the recipe) and use that brew. It should work. x

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      • Lauren

        thanks so much!

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  5. Shema George

    I am going to try this smoothie. Sounds flavorful and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Lovely pictures as always

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  6. dervla @ the curator

    Sneh, those photos are looking good, can’t wait to hear your camera review. I’m jealous of your Vitamix blender 🙂

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  7. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love your photos. I’ve seen so many green smoothie on the net and it’s tough to make them look attractive. Well done!

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    • Sneh

      Thank you Maureen. You made my day 🙂 xx

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  8. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Beautiful photos from the new camera! Can’t wait to hear more about it from you soon 🙂

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  9. Chloe

    Great Post. I’m just starting out with juicing. I love your recipes. They are a real inspiration.

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  10. Sarah

    Wow amazing. I’m not a huge smoothie fan but I love my fruit. Your pictures are amazing by the way Sneh..you do make a green smoothie look very appetizing!

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  11. Sam James

    Looks amazing, I love your photography Sneh! Good to see you adding citrus, I think it goes well in any matcha smoothie.

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  12. Marjolein

    Great pictures! Looks very healthy. Will try this recipe. Never thought of putting oats in a smoothy.

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