Matcha Protein Shake

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If you need a boost of energy, this healthy and tasty matcha protein shake is what you should drink. The recipe uses only 4 ingredients and takes 2 minutes to make.

Pouring a matcha protein shake into a glass.

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Matcha Protein Shakes

A matcha protein shake is a matcha latte with protein powder. Protein shakes are high-protein drinks. They can help increase your protein intake, which is good for promoting muscle growth and fullness.

After working out, your muscles need protein to recover and grow. Drinking this matcha protein shake will ensure you get enough. It’s recommended to drink a protein shake within 60 minutes of exercising.

Matcha protein shakes are great alternatives to coffee. The energy boost from matcha is less intense than coffee. That’s because matcha has L-theanine, a compound that counteracts the jittery effects of caffeine. It reduces the chances of a caffeine crash.

Recipe Highlights

  • Matcha is finely ground green tea. It provides a gentle boost of energy, along with many antioxidants.
  • Drinking this shake will increase your protein intake and increase the feeling of fullness. This is useful for preventing hunger in between meals.
  • This protein shake can be made in a blender in 2 minutes or just shaken together in a water bottle.

RELATED: Matcha Smoothie

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients to make a matcha protein shake.
  • Oat milk: Matcha is delicious with oat milk, but any milk can be used in this recipe. Soy milk and cow’s milk are good high-protein choices.
  • Date syrup: Date syrup is made of Medjool dates, a natural sweetener. It adds depth of flavor to the shake.
  • Matcha: For the best taste, use matcha from Japan. It doesn’t need to be the highest quality. Look to spend around $20-$30 for a tin. Make sure it’s not sweetened.
  • Unflavored protein powder: You can use whey, casein, or plant-based protein powder, depending on your preference. An unflavored version will let the matcha flavor shine, but vanilla protein powder also works well in this drink.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Variations

Vanilla extract: To balance the earthy flavor of matcha, add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. You can put it in the blender right after the oat milk. Use high-quality vanilla extract for the best results.

Seeds: Seeds will increase the protein content of your shake. They’ll also provide essential nutrients, including anti-inflammatory fats and vitamins. Examples include flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Use 1 or 2 tablespoons per recipe. Avoid adding too much, as seeds can add a nutty flavor to recipes.

Fruit powders: A fruit powder will add flavor without changing the texture. Tasty examples include strawberry powder and acai powder. Both options provide some antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals as well. For each shake, use 1 to 3 tablespoons.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Date syrup poured into a blender with oat milk.

Step 1: Pour oat milk into the blender. Add date syrup.

Liquids should always be added first into a blender for an even blend.

Protein powder, matcha, date syrup, and oat milk in blender.

Step 2: Add matcha and protein powder.

Matcha shake blended together.

Step 3: Blend on low speed, then increase to high.

Matcha shake poured into a cup.

Step 4: Pour into a cup. Serve immediately.

Matcha Tip

The brighter the green of the matcha, the higher the quality. Look to spend $20 – $35 per tin or pouch. If it costs less than $20, it’ll most likely be low quality matcha (brown in color) that’s not from Japan. Make sure it’s not sweetened. 

Expert Tips

  • Don’t have a blender? Use a shaker bottle or a large jar with a tight lid.
  • If you want a thicker protein shake, add a few ice cubes to the blender. They should be the last ingredient to go in. 
  • Before using protein powder, check the packaging for specific instructions. The serving size for some protein powders might be more than one scoop.
  • Refrigerate leftover matcha protein shake in an air-tight jar. Enjoy within 1-2 days for the best flavor and texture.

Questions You May Have

Can I use cow’s milk?

Yes. Dairy milk will increase the protein content of this shake. If you don’t eat dairy, try soy milk for a high-protein plant-based option.

What are the benefits of matcha?

Matcha is high in antioxidants, which fight oxidative stress and protect cells. It also provides a boost of energy without the caffeine crash.

Can you mix matcha with protein powder?

Matcha and protein powder work well together. The combination will increase energy and fullness while supporting muscle growth. You can use whey or plant-based protein powder.

Matcha protein shake in a glass.

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Matcha Protein Shake

By: Jee Choe
For a boost of energy, make this matcha protein shake in a blender. The recipe uses 4 ingredients and takes just 2 minutes to prepare.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Equipment

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Put oat milk, date syrup, matcha, and protein powder into a blender. Secure lid.
    Place ingredients into the blender in the order listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
    Start the blender on LOW speed for 5 seconds. Increase speed to HIGH for 20 seconds.
  • Pour protein shake into a cup. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • The brighter the green of the matcha, the higher the quality. Look to spend $20 – $35 per tin or pouch. If it costs less than $20, it’ll most likely be low quality matcha (brown in color) that’s not from Japan. Make sure it’s not sweetened. 
  • Matcha is delicious with oat milk, but any milk can be used in this recipe. Soy milk and cow’s milk or good high-protein choices.
  • You can use whey, casein, or plant-based protein powder, depending on your preference. An unflavored version will let the matcha flavor shine, but vanilla protein powder also works well in this drink.
  • If you want a thicker protein shake, add a few ice cubes to the blender. They should be the last ingredient to go in. 
  • Before using protein powder, check the packaging for specific instructions. The serving size for some protein powders might be more than one scoop.
  • Refrigerate leftover matcha protein shake in an air-tight jar. Enjoy within 1-2 days for the best flavor and texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 481Carbohydrates: 65gProtein: 40gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 272mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 4gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 1814IUCalcium: 797mgIron: 8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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