For the past few months we have been obsessed with matcha! For those of you that don’t exactly know what matcha is then this post is for you. Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder. This brightly colored powder is packed with SO many benefits. The Buddhist monks looked at matcha powder as their health elixir because of its high antioxidant content and powerful effects on one’s metabolism. Those are just a few of its benefits. Experts have found that matcha has…
- High levels of antioxidants
- 6.2 times that of goji berries
- 7 times that of dark chocolate
- 17 times that of wild blueberries
- 60.5 times that of spinach
- Loaded with catechin
- Enhances calm
- Boosts memory and concentration
- Increases energy levels and endurance
- Burns calories
- Detoxifies the body
- Fortifies the immune system
- Improves cholesterol
When purchasing matcha you must be aware that many powders have cane sugar as their first ingredient. NO! NO! NO! Even some of the most popular coffee shops use that powder so please be aware. Be sure to check the ingredients to make sure you are getting all of the benefits without the added sugar.
We try to stay away from dairy for health reasons (more to come on another post) so we like to use coconut or almond milk for our lattes. The recipe is so simple. Boil your preferred milk then add in two tablespoons of matcha powder. Stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!