A quick and healthy breakfast to give your morning a big boost! Simply mix together matcha and yogurt, and top with your favorite tropical fruits. You can even layer the yogurt and fruits to create a breakfast parfait.
I love my husband, but that man cannot cook. He once tried to cook us kimchi fried rice, but he ended up dumping in an entire (half-gallon sized) jar of kimchi…and it didn’t turn out well. After a few similar episodes, we’ve decided he should leave the cooking to me, and we’re both happier for it. But my recent revelation is that he likes to talk about flavors and interesting combinations of ingredients, which is exciting for me because sometimes he’ll come up with things I would’ve never thought to pair together like this Tropical Matcha Yogurt recipe.
When he first suggested a Tropical Matcha Yogurt, it took me a minute to wrap my head around it because it seemed so random, but then I had my light bulb moment and immediately went to pull out the ingredients from the fridge and cupboard.
Here’s my verdict: Tropical Matcha Yogurt is a real winner because it is simple, flexible, healthy, and refreshing. Not only is it quick to make, but you can also throw on a different type of tropical fruit depending on your mood. Every ingredient is good for you because who can’t do with some fruit, probiotics, and catechins in the morning? The combination of flavors is unique. The tinge of bittnerness from the matcha is a good balance to a sweet tangy tropical fruit while the yogurt gives it all a smooth texture.
And here’s an extra benefit to this breakfast: if you want a little extra caffeine kick, add on some extra Matcha powder!
Tropical Matcha Yogurt
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (210 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder - plus extra for dusting on top
- 1/2 mango - peeled, stoned and chopped
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- honey (or other additional toppings, as desired)
Whisk the match powder into the yogurt.
Top with mangoes and coconut flakes. Gently dust with additional matcha powder.
Add other toppings, as desired.
*This recipe also works well with vanilla or honey flavored yogurt.