By now you've likely heard of this trendy bright green drank. Aside from being real purdy, it's been touted to have several health benefits. Basically matcha is your average green tea on steroids. This is mainly due to the fact that you're ingesting the leaf versus steeping the leaf. By doing so you get TONS of antioxidants in one serving. Matcha also contains fiber, chlorophyll and aids in detoxification.
I think you get the point... stuff's good for ya! And you can get creative and make it even tastier if you're not yet accustomed to matcha's natural flavor.
You'll see matcha lattes offered at many coffee shops now, but here's my own homemade recipe.
-6 oz hot water
-1/4 cup cashew or almond milk
-1 teaspoon Rishi Everyday Matcha Powder
-2 drops DoTerra lavender essential oil
-drizzle raw honey
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Boil 6oz water (or make in the Keurig like I do). Let water sit 1-2 min and then add in the matcha powder and non-dairy milk. Use a matcha whisk (like the Teavana one pictured below) to sift the powder into the water/milk combo. Add in your lavender, vanilla, honey as desired to taste. Quite honestly, I have a milk frother at home and when I'm lazy I just throw the ingredients in there and let it do it's thing (not recommended per the frother instructions, but I like to live dangerously.. hehe). Get yo' sip on!
MS, RD, LDN