What's all the hype about matcha? What IS it? Matcha is a finely ground, powdered, high quality green tea and not the same as tea powder or green tea powder. It's 10 times more potent than regular green tea and provides a powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids like no other green tea. Matcha's level of antioxidants have been reported by Tufts University to exceed blueberries and pomegranates by 20 times over. Match helps to fight-cancer, burn fat, reduce stress, heighten mental clarity, and beautify your skin. What's not to love about it?
Give it a try with these recipes!
1/2 - 1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 apple, chopped (OR 1/2 apple, 1/2 pear)
2 heaping cups of leafy greens (your choice: kale, romaine, chard, spinach, etc.)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (or to taste; helps with inflammation)
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup coconut water, coconut milk or almond milk
Mix all ingredients together in a blender until creamy. If you prefer thinner smoothies, add more liquid.
Short on time? Try this simple recipe.
1 large banana, frozen
1 1/4 cups watermelon, frozen
3/4 -1 cup almond or coconut milk
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
1/2 - 1 tsp matcha powder
Blend until smooth. Add extra milk for a thinner consistency. You can mix up the banana/melon blend by using 1 1/2 frozen bananas and a cup of frozen watermelon, making an even creamier shake.
Do you have a favorite way of using matcha? If so, share with us!
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