So what exactly is Matcha and why is it so good for you? This superfood is simply powdered green tea, meaning that you get more of the benefits as you’re consuming the whole leaf, stem and all!
This nutritional powerhouse is a natural energy booster that is high in antioxidants and helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. And if that isn’t enough, it is said that it also helps to calm and relax. Here are our favourite ways to get more miracle tea into your diet.
High quality Matcha tea should be bright green in colour. Once it is brewed it has a vegetal, malty, bitter taste, which can be sweetened with milk, honey or maple syrup. To prepare, simply sift the powdered tea into a drinking bowl, mix with hot water and whisk until frothy.
This green tea chocolate bark is super easy to make. It contains only four ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to prepare. The results are Masterchef-worthy despite the limited effort! The green tea flavours work perfectly with white chocolate, while the coconut flakes and raspberries add an extra crunch.
Smoothie bowls create a meal out of a delicious breakfast staple. Simply blend two frozen bananas, two tablespoons of matcha powder and some coconut milk or yogurt. Top with granola, fruit or coconut flakes to get the day off to a great start.
Chia pudding is packed full of superfood goodness – certainly enough to make you feel a little bit smug. All you have to do is whisk together some chia seeds, matcha powder, coconut milk and maple syrup and let you refrigerator do the rest.