If you haven’t already heard, Matcha Tea is having a moment. With concentrated and finely grained green tea leaves, this rare find has multiple benefits and can even be uniquely integrated into your diet. Among many other benefits, matcha is saturated with antioxidants, rich in fiber, detoxifies your body, and calms your mind.
If you like your tea traditional, you can add it to boiling water and stir with a bamboo whisk until your tea is hot and foamy. If you’re like us and want something a little more creative, try out one of these unique combinations:
The Green Power Smoothie
If you love using the blender to mix in your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, you’ll love this recipe. Simply combine your typical mix in a blender and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raspberry or blueberry matcha. Once all mixed, pour into a cup, and you’re ready to go! Go ahead, drink the magic potion.
The Ultimate Matcha Latte
How do you like your latte? That’s about to change! With its antioxidant powers, your matcha latte is about to give you the boost of a lifetime. Combine 1 to 2 teaspoons of matcha powder with 2 ounces of hot water. Once mixed, add 6 ounces of steamed milk, and you’ve got yourself a life-changing latte (literally).
If you’re the baking type, this matcha addition to your banana bread is a dream come true. Simply add 2 to 4 teaspoons of matcha powder (depending on how healthy you wanna be), and mix it into the cake batter, bread, or cookie dough, before finally baking. Can you smell it? Heaven is here.
Green Tea Ice Cream
We know. You’re probably not going to make homemade ice cream anytime soon, but hear us out. All you have to do is buy regular vanilla ice cream (or chocolate) and mix 2 teaspoons of matcha powder in there. If you’re not an ice cream fan, frozen yogurt is cool too. No matter what you choose, this snacking secret has just been revealed. No worries, you can snitch - we won’t tell.
Popcorn Gone Green
We know it doesn’t sound that appetizing but we’re convinced you’ll love it! All you have to do is take your favorite popcorn, drizzle some olive oil (keyword: drizzle, don’t pour the bottle), and mix it up. Then sprinkle some matcha powder so that it’s lightly spread throughout, and add a pinch of salt. Congratulations, you’re a nutritionist. Well… sort of.
This one’s for all you oatmeal fans out there, or all those who force themselves to have a healthy breakfast. Whichever one you are, your breakfast just got a lot more exciting. Make your oatmeal just the way you want it. All we’re asking is for you to add 2 teaspoons of matcha powder, along with a couple of nuts. With matcha powder, oatmeal, and a variety of nuts, you have the perfect combination of carbs, protein, and fats. Next stop, a newer, healthy you.
So if you weren’t into the whole baking part, maybe you’re into cooking. This spice blend will help you condense all the seasonings and get your taste buds working. Whether you’re making a stir-fry or roasting a chicken, combine matcha and other spices together and drizzle it onto your dish. Everyone’s got their hidden ingredient, and we just gave you one to work with! You’re welcome.
Get started with your new diet, and start sprinkling the matcha magic in all your meals. Whether you have a sweet tooth or lean more towards the salty stuff, matcha can be integrated with almost anything! What are you waiting for? Get your antioxidant charm now at Lauren Naturels.