Mighty Mean Powder Machine: 5 Ways to Improve Your Health with Matcha
Making sure you maintain a healthy diet helps restore the muscles and energy you deplete during physical activity. A great way to boost your health is by incorporating matcha into your diet.
Matcha is created by taking younger green tea leaves and grinding them into a powder. Matcha is packed with the antioxidant catechin, which is used to fight cancer cells. Matcha is also used for preventing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
In addition to mixing with water to make matcha tea, this powder can be used in a variety of ways. Incorporating at least one of these five matcha-related foods into your diet will help you get on top of your health in a delicious way.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to coffee with the same amount of caffeine, try drinking a matcha latte. In a milk steamer, simply add your milk of choice, two to three teaspoons of matcha powder, and your favorite sweetener (honey pairs very well with matcha).
To make an iced matcha latte, you steam a bit of milk for foam, then add matcha powder, sweetener, ice, and milk and mix together. You can enjoy your latte plain or add whip cream if you’re feeling fancy.
Breakfast bowls are a great way to have a healthy protein-packed meal. Adding a teaspoon of matcha powder to the yogurt gives an additional energy boost. Top the matcha infused yogurt with fruits, nuts, chia seeds, and honey for a hint of sweetness.
If you need your green protein on the go, try a smoothie. Blend your frozen fruit, one or two teaspoons of matcha powder, your favorite milk, and honey until smooth. Greek yogurt and chia seeds are also great and filling smoothie ingredients.
Matcha ice cream
The Japanese are known to have one of the best matcha green tea ice cream recipes, but that shouldn’t discourage you from making your own. This indulgent treat can be made with only four ingredients in some cases. The easiest and best matcha green tea ice cream recipe uses half and half, matcha powder, sugar, and kosher salt. This ice cream can be made with or without an ice cream maker, so don’t be discouraged or feel obligated to buy one. If the churning doesn’t tickle your fancy, popsicles are another healthy alternative.
If you’re having a hard time cutting down on eating snack foods, try matcha infused desserts. There is a matcha recipe for every dessert, including cheesecake, tea cookies, and brownies. Whatever you prefer, be sure to use matcha wisely. Overusing matcha can make desserts taste bitter and grainy.
No matter which matcha powder recipe you prefer, incorporating this healthy ingredient into your regular diet is essential for avoiding fatal diseases, improves your metabolism and provides enough energy to make through the day. Be sure to purchase traditional grade Japanese matcha powder for maximum benefits.