Superfood Alert: Matcha (Put that SH*T In Everything)

The health benefits of green tea have dated back centuries to proving it’s cancer fighting abilities, but imagine a leaf with the same components of green tea times a million. Let me introduce to you: MATCHA.

What is Matcha? 

Matcha is a form of green tea leaf finely grounded into a powder. It’s most associated with it’s beautiful green color and is often used in several Japanese foods as a natural dye as well as tea shops.

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Health Benefits

There are several health benefits to Matcha, benefits even stronger than regular green tea. Imagine that? I drink at least three cups of tea a day, and I was impressed by the versatility of this superfood.

  • Because Matcha is highly concentrated, it is loaded with antioxidants that keep your skin looking young and glowing.
  • Matcha contains 60 percent of the antioxidant catechin that has rapid and strong cancer fighting properties.
  • Matcha contains the natural chemical, L-Theanine which promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain that induce relaxation.
  • It enhances moods, improves memory and promotes better concentration due to releasing dopamine and serotonin throughout the body.
  • Matcha also boosts energy levels and endurance.

So, do I just drink it?

Because Matcha is a fine powder, you can literally mix it and put in everything especially if you’re a baking queen like I am. After research, I’ve found some recipes that you might enjoy.

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1. Matchamisu by Oh, How Civilized

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2. Matcha Cupcakes by Tiny Urban Kitchen

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3. Mango Matcha Smoothie by The Roasted Root

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4. Matcha Ice Cream by Just One Cookbook

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