The Fluff Report: The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea Powder + Warm Winter Drink Recipe!

December 24, 2014

The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea Powder + Warm Winter Drink Recipe!






MATCHA GREEN TEA POWDER

I love fashion and beauty but another topic on my laundry list of "Becky's Interests" is nutrition. I love learning about vitamins, supplements and the concept of integrative medicine which works on the principle of treating the whole person, not just the disease. This interest has led me to some really great discoveries on foods to incorporate into my diet. Of course, I'm not a doctor....well actually I AM, but consult a professional trained in this area if you have any questions or concerns on what's right for you. 

Green tea doesn't oxidize so it contains more antioxidants called "catechins" which are proven to help prevent cancer. Using Matcha or the powder of the ground up tea leaves gives an even more powerful dose of antioxidants since you are consuming the actual leaves. One glass of Matcha is equivalent to 10 glasses of brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content and amount of antioxidants. What else can matcha do? It can boost your metabolism, lower cholesterol and calm and relax. Who couldn't use to relax more during this holiday season? 


The bag of powder might seem pricey-$25, but I promise it will last you a long time because the amount of Matcha needed is literally 

1/4 -1 teaspoon/cup. One of my favorite drinks at Starbucks is their green tea latte and they actually use matcha powder in their drink combined with liquid sugar and steamed milk. (I know this because I asked last time I went through the drive in) Here's how you can make your own!

1. Dissolve a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of matcha into 1/4 c. boiling water. (this is the best combo that I like, add a little more if it's weak tasting to you)

2. heat 1 cup of vanilla almond milk and stir into tea. 
3. To create foam, heat 1/2 jar (I used a jam/mason jar) uncovered filled with 2% milk (works better than almond or nonfat) for 30 seconds. Place cover on jar and shake vigorously. Top drink with the foamed milk that is on top. 
4. I chose to sprinkle cinnamon on top. 
5. Enjoy! 

If you use Matcha, I would love to hear your recipe in the comment section! Buy your own bag of Matcha-HERE!


*this post is sponsored by Brandbacker but all opinions are 100% my own







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