I was sent some Matcha Green Tea Powder from Dream Matcha to try out. I love green tea & Matcha is a much stronger green tea in powder form. I was so excited to finally try it out since I’ve seen so much about this product. At first taste, it was a bit strange & very strong but was surprisingly delicious. I was able to create a range of recipes through using this Matcha powder; but I wanted to share with you a simple recipe to start with therefore what’s not simple about smoothie bowls. This is a Matcha Green Tea & Banana smoothie recipe for you to try out as an introduction to using Matcha.
What is Matcha?
In it’s simplest form, Matcha green tea is pure ground green tea leaves. A practise that has been used for over 1000 years by Japanese Monks.
The whole green tea leaf is used to create the powder. So when you drink it, you consume 100% of the nutrients from the green tea leaves; how amazing is that. The nutritional value of Matcha is mind blowing! One serving of Matcha green tea has the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea, and only 2kcal per serving!
What are the benefits of Matcha?
Matcha is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg,
It helps to detoxify your body completely natural & healthily
It is high in fiber, chlorophyll (which makes it the vibrant green colour) and rich in vitamins
Matcha provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium to your body
And lastly matcha helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar, making it a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and so many benefits to your health.
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut mylk
1 tsp. of vanilla essence
1/2 tsp. matcha powder
1. Add the frozen banana, coconut mylk, and matcha to your blender.
2. Blend on high until completely smooth, about 30 seconds (depending on your blender speed).
3. Pour into a glass or bowl, top with anything of your choice and serve immediately, dig in & enjoy.
It is a simple 4 ingredient recipe as you can see; a great introduction into Matcha.
If you like Matcha what way do you use this ingredient?