If you are eating healthy and clean, Matcha should be at the top of the list for new foods to add to your diet. Whether you drink it in a latte or add it to a muffin, matcha is so high in antioxidants, it’s a food that should not be missed!
Consider it the mother of all green teas, and we all know how good green tea is for us. But this is different, this is like green tea on steroids! One cup of Matcha is equivalent to drinking 10 cups of brewed green tea in antioxidant value. I like to drink it in the morning as a latte with almond milk and a few drops of coconut creamer. It’s a bit earthy tasting; somewhat grassy in flavor, but I think I’m addicted. And I’ll take an addiction to something so healthy!
The Top 5 Benefits of Matcha Powder:
- Strong cancer fighting properties: 60% of the catechins found in matcha tea are made up of Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCg, found only in green tea
- It detoxifies the body, boosts metabolism and burns calories
- It calms the mind, enhances mood, aids in concentration & helps relax the body
- It’s abundant in fiber, chlorophyll, vitamin C, chromium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.
- It prevents disease while helping lower cholesterol and blood sugars
Ways to add Matcha to your Diet:
- make a matcha latte
- make a matcha vanilla smoothie
- make matcha butter
- make grain-free matcha mini-muffins
- make GF matcha chocolate Swiss roll cake
How much Matcha is too much Matcha?
Use about 1/2-1 tsp matcha in your latte or smoothie. This amount of matcha has about the same amount of caffeine as a regular cup of coffee. Due to the amount of caffeine and other nutrients in matcha, consult a doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.
Where to buy Matcha Powder:
There are several good sources for finding nutrient dense organic matcha powder. It varies in price, just make sure you are buying organic. Considering you only use about a teaspoon of matcha powder, it will last you a very long time. Keep your matcha powder fresh by storing it in a tightly sealed glass jar in the fridge.
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