5 of The Best Matcha Tea Meal Receipes: To Serve and Impress

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.

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The Awesome Beauty Benefits of Matcha Tea Powder

Because you wanted to know ladies..here we go!
Matcha green tea powder is well recognized and praised today for its abundant and powerful health-promoting properties. I think most anyone with a true interest in pursuing a natural, green lifestyle has learned about and sampled matcha, either as a hot, freshly whisked beverage or as a major ingredient mixed into a soy latte, smoothie or tropical fruit drink. As a high-achieving student, a super-charged executive or entrepreneur, a busy mom turned home-based businesswoman or one of those active “retirees” who will never really retire, you need those treasured matcha shots of varied recipes to maintain your sanity and equilibrium each and every day. In addition, you can gain amazing beauty benefits from the very same nutritional contents of matcha that keep you healthy, happy, focused and relaxed.

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Green Tea or Matcha? The Simple Difference Explained

A good way to determine the quality of a new teahouse or natural café in your neighborhood is by how the owners list their tea beverages on the menu or daily special drinks board. Do they simply offer green tea, or do they list matcha along with an explanation of its type (ceremonial or culinary), revealing its true quality? Whereas it was still considered acceptable a few years ago to offer basic green tea or culinary green tea matcha, today’s savvy consumers expect only the best—top-tier matcha of ceremonial grade. I truly think every tea and coffee house or eatery that serves a green tea beverage owes its patrons the option of the very best—pure, ceremonial matcha— premium green tea leaves finely ground into a smooth, rich powder to be brewed and served hot and flavorful for sipping and savoring. Continue Reading

Healthy Matcha Shots Shots Shots! Everybody!

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

6 Tips When Buying Matcha Green Tea Powder

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to matcha by an experienced vegan who sings its praises as highest among all natural modern culinary beverage delights. For those who have not yet tried this magical drink, matcha is actually the leaves of the green tea plant in finely ground green powder form. Because these tea leaves are extremely rich in their antioxidant content, every time you consume a cup of this delicious drink you are also enhancing your overall health.

Many former coffee addicts have now become avid drinkers of green powdered tea. Although this very popular and healthful beverage contains much less caffeine than coffee, it provides drinkers with the amazing combination of zen calmness and a caffeine high. You can mix this healthy powder with other bevie favorites such as soy lattes and smoothies. Most matcha users agree that enjoying the uplifting, delicate flavor of matcha green tea is huge in comparison to consuming a dark, muddy, unhealthy beverage every time you visit Starbucks or your neighborhood cafe.

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Amazing Weight Loss Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

The Japanese secret to weight loss and weight maintenance is out: Matcha Green Tea.

For more than a thousand years, the Japanese have been consuming matcha and they have good reason to! In Japan, matcha is used for intricate tea ceremonies and for everyday consumption. Now, in the West, the benefits of matcha green tea are trending and quickly becoming a North American tradition due the its miraculous results in weight loss and weight maintenance. Continue Reading

8 Reasons Why Drinking Matcha Green Tea is better than Coffee

Want to Ditch that Coffee Addiction Once and For All – Switch to Matcha Today!

Matcha is an exquisite variety of green tea. It originated in medieval China, but matcha is best known for its place in the famous traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha differs from other varieties of green tea in that the tea plants are grown in the shade for the final three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins of the plant are removed during processing. These subtle differences in cultivation result in a subtle, yet delicious difference in taste. The smoother taste of matcha green tea is a compelling enough reason to consume it—but there are many more reasons why matcha is superior to other hot beverages. Here’s why switching out your morning cup of Joe for a cup of matcha is a great idea. Continue Reading

One Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Recipe You Won’t Get Enough Of

The other day I shared with you my version of the Booster Juice’s Mind Over Matcha Breakfast Smoothie, today though I am going to share with you my green smoothie that is perfect for early mornings or lunch time!

I originally set out to create this smoothie as a way to get green veggies into my diet and to help me create a healthy post workout meal replacement for when I get busy. When I discovered Matcha it was a no-brainer for me to add it into the shake, I renamed this shake into the Matcha Green Tea Smoothie! 🙂

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Mind over Matcha Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

My favorite smoothie from Booster Juice is Mind Over Matcha, which is a blueberry-yogurt based smoothie that incorporates Matcha Green Tea in it for that extra kick of energy. I don’t always have the time to grab one since I am not near a booster juice so I decided I would tinker with my Vitamix and try to nail it down — good news is my version is almost identical, plus is healthier because I don’t use the sugary frozen yogurt. Continue Reading

6 Matcha Green Powdered Tea Snack Recipes You’ll Love That Incorporate into Your Diet

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