All things Matcha

Not just tea

Yes, matcha has become as buzz-worthy as avocado toast and poke bowls, but rightfully so. While the concentrated green tea contains a plethora of health benefits, it’s also extremely versatile in its uses. Matcha lattes are delicious, as is the tea in its pure form if you like a stronger taste, but…what about matcha ice cream?

Yes, please. And little matcha chia seed energy bites? Into the ziploc and into the purse for an afternoon pick me up.

The thing about matcha and all its antioxidants is that unlike other teas, you’re not throwing any leaves away. You’re mixing the powder with water and consuming it all, taking in all the healthy benefits. Japanese tradition calls for a bamboo whisk to create a creamy matcha blend before you decide on its fate–latte, tea, smoothie, and beyond. Matcha is also said to have high levels of caffeine, which many prefer over coffee for a jolt of energy.

Matcha recipes below! Are there any you’ve tried and loved?

Matcha Banana Ice Cream via Oh How Civilized

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons matcha

Full recipe here 

Matcha Chia Seed Energy bites via Jar of Lemons

  • 6 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded coconut

Full recipe here

Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding via Pastry Affair

  • 14.5 ounces (1 can or 428 mL) canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) chia seeds
  • 1 recipe Coconut Whipped Cream
  • 1/3 cup (30 grams) shredded coconut

Full recipe here

Vanilla Coconut Matcha Latte via Bourbon and Honey

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk or non-dairy milk (almond or rice)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped (or dash of vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweetener, if desired (like coconut sugar, honey or brown sugar)

Full recipe here 

By Alexis Bendjouia

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  1. Sylvia says:

    love the matcha ice cream, the best :!!