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!

Matcha Powder

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!

Matcha Latte

The Top 5 Benefits of Matcha Powder:

  1. 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
  2. It detoxifies the body, boosts metabolism and burns calories
  3. It calms the mind, enhances mood, aids in concentration & helps relax the body
  4. It’s abundant in fiber, chlorophyll, vitamin C, chromium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.
  5. It prevents disease while helping lower cholesterol and blood sugars

Ways to add Matcha to your Diet:

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.

Grain-free Matcha Mini Muffins

Serves 24
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Grain-free and full of antioxidants, these Matcha Muffins are a great go-to snack!


  • 2 Medium Bananas (ripe)
  • 3 Large Eggs (cage-free)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Matcha Powder (organic)
  • 2 tablespoons Lucuma Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Peel
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Hemp Seeds (for sprinkling on top of muffins)


Substitute Coconut Palm Sugar if you don't have Lucuma Powder.


Step 1
In a large mixing bowl add eggs, coconut oil, bananas, coconut palm sugar, matcha powder and lucuma powder. Mix in a blender until all ingredients are incorporated.
Step 2
In a separate bowl blend together the almond meal, coconut flour, lemon peel and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients and blend.
Step 3
Spray mini muffin trays with non-stick spray and fill about 7/8 full (nearly to the top). Sprinkle lightly with hemp seeds.
Step 4
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.
Step 5
Remove muffins from tray onto a cooling rack.
Step 6
Store muffins in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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4 comments on “The Top 5 Reasons you should add Matcha to your Diet”

  1. I just bought some matcha last week! I am still getting in the routine of using it. 🙂 I’m featuring this post on Savoring Saturdays this weekend. Thanks for linking up!

  2. I LOVE Matcha!! And I totally agree with your reasons why it is so beneficial. Your muffins look amazing! I love added matcha to smoothies, but haven’t yet made muffins with it. But what a lovely idea. I look forward to trying your recipe. ♥

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