Matcha Made In Heaven – Possibly The Most Versatile Super Food

By Jane

Nov 04

I am sorry but I couldn’t help myself with the play on words, but really it is ‘matcha to do about nothing’…

Matcha

A fine ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. The tea bushes grow in the shade and only the finest tips are harvested. After drying the veins and stems are removed.

This process helps to gives the powder its ‘super-food’ qualities.

Matcha has 137 times more anti-oxidants than regularly brewed green tea.Click To Tweet

Some the health benefits it offers are:

  • Powerful antioxidants
  • It is high in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) in fact it has 100 times more than its poor cousin, plain old green tea. EGCg is known for its cancer-fighting properties.
  • Induces calm and improves mood
  • Boosts memory and concentration
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories

If I was to use one word to describe it that word would be AMAZING!

Some of the trendy ways to use the fine green powder are:

in a latté,

Matcha Made In Heaven

or in ice cream,

Matcha Made In Heaven

and lime cream.

Matcha Made In Heaven

This is lime and Matcha cream on top of a minute muffin. The cream is made by whipping together thick cream with 1/2 tsp of Matcha powder, then add the juice of a 1/4 lime and xylitol to taste. I always look forward to this at morning tea.

Another suggestion for the summer is an iced Matcha. Add water, lots of ice and sweeten with your favourite sweetener. Why not add a slice of lemon and sprig of mint to make it really fancy.

When making the tea follow the directions on the packet and don’t use boiling water. I bought mine which is good quality from my local Asian Grocers. It is available online and the prices are comparable but don’t forget to take into account the shipping.

Have you tried Matcha and in what form?

Matcha Made In Heaven - Possibly The Most Versatile Super Food

 

 

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