My Obsession with Matcha

By Victoria Kent

Hey guys, Vic here. If you know anything about me, you know I have an obsession with matcha. I’m either drinking a matcha latte, scarfing down matcha cookies, or even possibly eating matcha ice-cream, or matcha energy bites! I could probably eat matcha in every meal if I could afford it. I have come to the conclusion that I need to share my excitement of matcha with you so that you may enjoy this antioxidant power drink as much as I do!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, matcha is the Japanese grounded powder from the green tea plant. Matcha is processed in a different way than drinking green tea through a leaf or tea bags.

I am not much of a coffee drinker because my body cannot handle how strong coffee is and usually I end up jittery the rest of the day. I normally drink tea regularly which soothes me but in the mornings I need something to wake me up and get me motivated! That’s where matcha comes to the rescue!

Health benefits and facts about matcha:

  1. Drinking matcha tea is different than green tea because you digest ALL of the nutrients from the WHOLE entire leaf.
  2. There are 137x more antioxidants in matcha than normal green tea (ANTI-OXIDANT POWERHOUSE)!
  3. 1 cup of matcha is an equivalent to 10 cups of normal green tea (this serves two purposes: (1) matcha is a detox that burns calories, and (2) it boosts energy and mood in a natural way).
  4. The powder is filled with antioxidants that also include vitamins, fiber, chlorophyl and various zinc that prevent disease and sickness.
  5. Lastly, matcha decreases cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.

Since homemade matcha is much cheaper than $5 matcha latte from Starbucks, I want to share with you how I make matcha lattes at home in just three steps!

Matcha at home:

  1. I buy green tea powder from Trader Joe’s (you can also find it at any local store such as Walmart, Target, or Whole Foods.)
  2. I first usually just heat up water and a little bit of unsweetened almond milk separately.
  3. After the water cools off a bit, I blend it all together in my blender and add honey to sweeten the matcha…. and THERE YA GO HOMEMADE MATCHA

I hope you are now excited to create your own matcha at home and enjoy this AMAZING pure drink!

 

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