In our journey to better nourish our bodies, DisneyGroom and I have been incorporating various superfoods into our diets: chia seeds, hemp hearts, flaxseed, and others. The latest of these is matcha green tea.
Check out some of the benefits you get from green tea.
I got to try out the Organic Matcha Green Tea from Kiss Me Organics. The matcha I received is a high quality culinary grade. This is more concentrated than many readily available commercial green teas. I always order green tea with my meals in Asian restaurant, and was accustomed to a slightly bitter taste. When I made the matcha at home, I was immediately struck by the stronger flavor and scent. A lower grade of tea is bitter, but the organic matcha I tried was not at all.
Included in my order was an ebook with dozens of match green tea recipes - from cupcakes to soups to entrees - even cocktails! Sweets are currently banned in the house, so a smoothie it was!
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup berries (frozen)
- 1 cup coconut milk (I used Trader Joe's vanilla coconut milk)
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp agave nectar
- 1/2 chopped kale* (optional)
DG has been on a kale kick lately. So there is always a big bag in the fridge. It wasn't part of the recipe, but I threw in a handful of kale into the smoothie as well.
A serving is typically 1/2 teaspoon, and I used a full teaspoon, so I did taste the matcha in this smoothie. You could cut it back a bit and still get all the benefits of the tea. I liked the flavor and plan to add it to several other recipes.
One thing about the powder. It will turn your food green! (Don't worry - it is all natural - no artificial dyes here). So green Christmas cookies and eggnog? St. Patty's Day treats?
Yep - that is happening.
Let me know if you try out this matcha tea!
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