The Benefits of Matcha and A Recipe
Coffee is my preferred morning beverage of choice, but lately I have been having some tummy troubles and coffee isn’t the best thing to drink when your stomach is ailing you. Lately I have switched it up and I have matcha green tea instead.
As a coffee drinker, I got used to having that warm mug in the mornings. Matcha has been a great replacement for coffee in that way. I love the rich earthy flavor of matcha as well as the heaps of benefits it provides.
Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. It boosts metabolism and burns calories, detoxifies effectively and naturally calms the mind and relaxes the body. Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitaminsEnhances mood and aids in concentration. Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. Prevents disease, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar - Matcha Source.
Read more about the powerful benefits of matcha here.
Here is how I make my favorite matcha recipe.
Normally to make a regular matcha tea you just need the matcha powder, water and bamboo whisk. I like to add a little bit of healthy fat to mine and I use my Nutribullet blender to get it all frothy and delicious.
Here is what you'll need:
1 tsp of matcha green tea (I like to use the ceremony grade)
4-5 oz of boiling water or Almond milk
1 tsp coconut oil
1 TBSP of honey or organic maple syrup (optional)
Directions: Pour the boiling water (or almond milk) into your blender, add the matcha, then the coconut oil and sweetener. Blend it until it is all mixed together. It should form a nice froth. Pour and enjoy.
My Nutribullet started getting little cracks in it from using hot water in it but it didn't completely crack and I still use it for matcha and bulletproof coffee. A glass blender or heat resistant blender would be best for this. Just something to keep in mind before doing this.
Do you drink matcha green tea?
Have a great day.