Matcha is my new love interest. I'm sure you've heard the benefits of drinking regular-brewed green tea, but matcha takes it to a whole new level. Matcha has become so popular that recipe creators found other creative ways to use this potent tea outside of the realm of beverages. I've seen matcha pop up as an ingredient in many recipes and I've always been very curious to try it. Being the green tea enthusiast that I am, I got hooked on matcha. #ShowMeTheMay and learn about some of the health benefits of matcha tea:
- High in Antioxidants
- Eases anxiety
- Boosts Memory and Concentration
- Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
- Burns Calories
- Detoxifies the Body
Coconut-Lime Matcha Cooler
- 8ounces coconut water
- 1tsp. matcha
Shake coconut water and matcha together in a martini shaker (or a bottle), pour over ice and add a squirt of lime. Add some lime slices. Enjoy!
- 2.5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp matcha powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 TBSP ground flax seed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 ripe bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or foil liners. Place the oats in the food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds. Add remaining ingredients to the food processor. Process until everything is mixed together and oats are smooth. Divide batter among cupcake liners, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Dairy-Free Matcha Latte
- 1 teaspoon green tea powder
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup simmering milk (I used almond milk)
- 2 teaspoons Agave syrup or sweetener of your choice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla powder
First mix the vanilla powder and the agave nectar. In a cup, add green tea powder. And add hot water, 2 tablespoons. Whisk carefully until green tea powder is completely dissolved. If you pour the water all at once, there will be green tea powder lumps, which is the least wanted here. Then add the agave and vanilla mix and stir until combined.
Now froth the simmering milk. If you don’t have a frother, you can pour it into a jar: fill your jar with more no more than halfway full so there’s room to make some foam. Shake the jar with the lid on. Take the lid off the jar. And heat the milk. Add milk foam into green tea. Dust with cinnamon and serve. Enjoy!
- 1tsp. matcha
- 1c. Greek yogurt
- Agave syrup
- Mixed Berries
Add matcha to Greek yogurt and mix. Add berries to a cup. Then add the yogurt. Top with more berries and a drizzle of agave. And Enjoy!