Matcha powder is processed from the whole green tea leaves. They are made into a super fine powder. They contain greater levels of antioxidants per serving than brewed green tea. It provides a mellow caffeine boost. It allows energizing without getting the jitters or the post-cuppa crash. It induces alertness and attributes an amino acid called L-Theanine. It promotes relaxation and promotes drowsiness. It extra detoxifies than regular green tea due to the availability of high chlorophyll content.
Two categories of matcha are:
Ceremony-grade is higher in quality. It is used for drinking.
The food-grade powder is intended for baking and cooking.
10 Matcha Recipes:
These recipes will make your mouth drool.
- Matcha Crepes with Chocolate Ganache
The batter packed with fiber. The whole-grain buckwheat flour with a hefty dose of antioxidants from the matcha powder you’ll mix in. These crepes are a breakfast, with some fresh fruit and whipped coconut cream. This can be served as a dessert, add a simple dark chocolate and coconut milk ganache.
- Matcha Chia Seed Pudding
This is an easy breakfast or snack with chia seeds, milk, and matcha powder. Use almond milk, it’s natural sweetness mellows the grassy flavor of matcha. Toasted nuts, fresh fruit or chocolate chips can be added as mix-ins.
- Coconut Matcha Latte
This creamy, slightly earthy beverage will bid adieu to espresso-based lattes for life. The naturally sweet and rich coconut milk with your green powder never craves a pumpkin spice version again.
- Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge
One of the best Healthy fudge. This recipe is a combination of cottage cheese and psyllium husk. It is healthy and rich in protein and fiber. Coconut butter lends a luscious texture. The shredded coconut, matcha powder, and stevia create a sweet flavor.
- Matcha Granola with Blueberries
Matcha has intense, but rarely a bitter taste. Roasted nuts and juicy blueberries do wonders to tone down its strong green flavor. It can be served for breakfast and as a caffeine boost.
- Matcha Mochi Yogurt Pops
Matcha and mochi are the best pairs of mixtures made in heaven. Tart yogurt balances the grassy matcha flavor. It is a healthy treat. It is chewy and the sweet mochi adds some texture to each pop.
- Vanilla Matcha Protein Smoothie
Matcha is ideal for a pre-workout shake. Its mellow caffeine boosts and promotes “calm alertness.” The subtle green tea flavor can be complemented by adding a vanilla bean.
- Dark Chocolate Matcha Date Bars
Pack it as one of the healthy afternoon snacks. You can wrap this recipe in some parchment paper. Sweet dates and rich cocoa powder is a great combination with this earthy matcha powder topping. The caramel-like taste of dates is a welcomed taste. It changes from the more acute sweetness of white sugar found in many bars.
- Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake
Are you craving for a dessert by avoiding a sugar coma? If so, this matcha green tea mug cake could be an option. The recipe can be tried with coconut sugar or agave. The cake should come out only slightly sweet, but reduce the amount of sugar you use to suit your taste.
- Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups
Move over, peanut butter cups. Coconut butter and matcha powder combined with almond flour create the drool. It is a worthy soft and slightly chewy center in this rich morsel. Don’t skip out on the matcha-sea salt topping.