Why You Should Try Matcha

And Ways to Enjoy It

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One of the biggest trends of 2017 are Japanese products, they are being sought after in stores across the United States. And one of the most popular products has been matcha. Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder that is rooted in Japanese tradition in tea ceremonies, in which the tea is whisked vigorously to create a foam on top of the drink. There are also many health benefits that come through the antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants can help protect against heart disease, cancer cell growth, promote blood sugar regulation, blood pressure regulation, and promotes anti-aging. With all these great health benefits it is easy to see where people would be running out to their local stores looking for matcha powder. What makes matcha an excellent choice is that there are so many ways to use matcha in your food and drinks. Below are some popular ways to incorporate matcha into your diet:

1. Smoothies

Because matcha has a spinach-like taste it makes a great addition to any smoothie to give it a little green kick. A favorite and easy recipe comes from MindBodyGreen with ingredients such as coconut water, spinach, and bananas, and of course matcha green tea powder.

2.Desserts

Matcha makes a great versatile dessert option. A fun and unique way to go may be with matcha chocolate milkshakes. Although this recipe has quite a few ingredients, you can always cut a few out if need be. It also makes a great pairing with the Oblaten!

3. Drink it as tea!

One of the best and easiest ways to enjoy matcha is to have it as tea! If you can’t get to Japan, Target has an inexpensive matcha green tea powder that you can easily use for tea, and for all your matcha ideas! Don’t forget to pair the Original Carlsbad Oblaten with your tea! Interested in what a traditional tea ceremony looks like? Check out this video

 

What has been your experience with matcha? Let us know some of the ways you like to use matcha in your food adventures below!

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