A few weeks ago the lovely folks at Kiss Me Organics sent over some of their Certified Organic Green Tea Powder. Since then I have been whipping up smoothies with it almost every day and I can tell you I have been loving it. There is no added sugar, nothing – just the pure, full green tea leaf = perfect.
They also sent over an amazing recipe guide which has SO MANY RECIPES. Recipes that use matcha is so many different ways, ways I never thought possible. Unfortunately, I have been pretty busy with life so I haven’t gotten a chance to bake with it or do anything fancy, but thats okay – you know me, I’m a gal of simple living anyway.
So like I said smoothies.. oh so many smoothies.
I usually make them in the morning and I always feel good after having them. Energized and full. I purposely add fats like avocado to ensure that I am not hungry for a while.
Now you all know I am a big sucker for a cup of the freshly brewed black stuff, however, I did give matcha a try in the am. – Yes my mug is broken, don’t judge.
I added almond milk and a bit of stevia. I really enjoyed it. Would I drink it everyday? Nope, but only because I love coffee far too much. The only thing I would say is that I towards the end it gets a bit sandy. Maybe that’s because I added a bit too much matcha – who knows. Best part was that I thought I would need a cup of coffee later on in the day but I felt really good and didn’t grab a cup of joe! So if I ever make the switch to nix coffee from my diet, you all know what I will be drinking in the am.
Aside from making yummy things with it, I was curious as to why matcha is so good for you. Sure I knew some things but I didn’t know in-depth details.
So the main things would be that it’s loaded with antioxidants (137x more than regular green tea), it increases metabolism, and it gives you energy. One of the coolest things I read about at Kiss Me Organics was that, “Matcha Green Tea Powder protects the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.” <— um, sweet. Who doesn’t want a more youthful glow?! Besides, (and this is dramatic) but its basically like sunscreen protecting you from the inside out! GENIUS.
Anywho, I hope to make a few more things with the green tea powder.. like green tea icing for cupcakes! YES.
Have you tried matcha before – what do you think?!