Outside of water, tea offers the highest consumption rate of any other beverage, and green tea is among one of the more prominent varieties. Outside of being delicious both iced and hot, green tea offers a plethora of health benefits ranging from digestive aid to antioxidant. Therefore, finding ways to incorporate this wonderful, healthy staple into our daily regimen should be something everyone should consider. Here are nine delicious green tea concoctions you can make at home anytime. Continue Reading
You’ll remember from my Science Backed Secrets article that EGCG is a huge deal from the disease fighting perspective…but did you also know it’s great for weight loss! Let’s dive into this topic a little more!
If you have been on the Internet lately, chances are you have seen your favorite celebrities talking about the ‘teatox’ and how amazing it is.
The ‘teatox’ has real merit- though you don’t have to purchase celebrity endorsed products to take part in it. Tea is actually filled with amazing benefits for your body. It has lots of healthy nutrients plus it gives you the gentle caffeine boost you need to get through the day.
Hollywood was not the first to discover the amazing properties of tea leaves. Tea has been the drink of choice of both royals and their subjects in Asia for thousands of years. It slowly made its way across the world to Great Britain and Europe where it became synonymous with high culture. Eventually, it wound up in America where it is now becoming an important part of people’s lifestyle habits.
Full of antioxidants, tea is not just a quick pick-me-up but a serious addition to anyone’s health regime. It has less caffeine than coffee, can reduce the risk of heart attack and helps keep your body hydrated.
Even though it offers so much, there are actually only four types of tea leaves: black, green, white and oolong. Continue Reading
Green Tea Frappucino Recipes
Ever since Starbucks introduced their frappuccino line of drinks in 1995, these beverages have become extremely popular. Made from a blend of base ingredients and ice, usually topped with whipped cream, one of their most popular drinks is the green tea frappuccino. Instead of being based on coffee, green tea frappuccino recipes start with matcha, the traditional Japanese green tea powder, and add harmonious flavors to make for a smooth, delicious drink. Green tea has been shown to have excellent health benefits, and doesn’t have the overly harsh buzz that coffee can sometimes deliver.
But buying these drinks at Starbucks or your favorite coffee shop can be expensive. Below are 5 of our favorite green tea frappucino recipes that you can simply and easily make at home yourself!
Green is good!
Matcha, the exquisite powdered green tea from Japan is taking the world by storm. Traditionally drunk during an elaborate Tea Ceremony based on Zen Buddhist teachings of etiquette and grace, matcha has come to have many more culinary applications.
If drinking a cup of unsweetened green stuff is not for you, don’t worry. There is a matcha recipe for even the pickiest of eaters. Serve one of these at a dinner party and finally offer your guests something unique. Sprinkle in some green goodness into your family dinners and impress your kids with something fun while making sure they are taking advantage of all the amazing health benefits of matcha! From entrees to dessert, this post has you covered with the best matcha tea recipes! It’s fusion time – east meets west.
But first, I just want to make sure you have the basics down. Continue Reading
Daily Matcha Shots: Blasts of Energy for Heights of Bliss
If one of your current irresistible cravings is a daily blast or three of ground gourmet green tea, you have joined the ranks of modern matcha mania. Not only is this habit madly addictive, it is also outrageously healthy, which the majority of habit-forming rituals in hectic, stressful modern-day life are not. I highly recommend taking advantage of the wealth of healthful benefits this magical, natural beverage has to offer while this hot, enticing drink remains the coolest bright, green, drinkable temptation in sight (and taste).
Packed with powerhouse nutritional greats like antioxidants as polyphenols to keep those mean, oxidizing free radicals in check and the dependable amino acids of theophylline and L-theanine that carry on a constant balancing act, giving you a soothing, yet revitalizing blend of high energy and serene calm. No wonder this beverage has long been a favorite of Buddhist monks and other meditative, contemplative souls. Even when you disregard the promotional glitz and glamour surrounding this health-enhancing refreshment, there simply is no better vital, invigorating way to begin your day than with the smooth, fashionable matcha of your choice. Continue Reading
Matcha is that awesome green powdered tea, packed with antioxidants and other nutritional benefits that you’ve got to start incorporating into your diet today. If you’re wondering what matcha can do for you, check out the 4 Science-Backed Secrets You Never Knew About Matcha Green Tea.
Just like vitamins are a part of your regular routine, matcha green tea powder should be as well for a healthier mind, body and, (ok, let’s finish this true cliché ) soul. Continue Reading