7 Ways to Enjoy Amazing Matcha Tea

This tea is super rich in antioxidants

Matcha is a concentrated green tea powder positively packed with antioxidants — it has 137 times more antioxidant catechins than green tea itself.

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Especially soothing during the winter months, matcha can be enjoyed in lots of different ways. Here dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, shares some favorites.

1. Whip up a matcha smoothie

Add matcha powder to your favorite smoothie recipes. Or try this:

Blend 1 cup spinach + 1 banana + ½ tsp. matcha + ½ cup almond milk + additional fruit (berries, apple, pineapple, mango) + ice to taste.

2. Munch on matcha chia seed pudding

Combine chia seeds with cow’s, almond or coconut milk. Mix in matcha. Top with fruit, nuts or coconut.

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3. Sip on matcha soup

Add matcha into homemade soups. It’s especially good in cucumber and asparagus soup recipes.

4. Make matcha-mole

Sprinkle matcha into your homemade guacamole.

5. Simply add matcha to:

  • A tofu scramble (with other spices).
  • Granola and oatmeal recipes.
  • Coffee.
  • Popcorn (combine with salt).
  • Ice water (add a scoop).

6. Brew up a matcha coconut latte

Heat ¾ cup cow’s, almond or coconut milk. Mix in 1 tsp. matcha.

7. Mix up matcha energy balls

Try this simple no-cook recipe: Combine 2 cups natural, unsalted, chunky peanut butter + 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed + ½ cup dried apricots + 1 Tbsp. amber honey + matcha to taste.

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Toss matcha into a stir-fry

Add some matcha into veggie stir-fry recipes.

2 closing caveats

  1. Strong fuel. Caution: Matcha is high in caffeine. It has even more than coffee!
  2. Best practice. Matcha’s better without adding milk because that appears to lower its antioxidant benefits.

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