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15 Mouth Watering Matcha Recipes You Should Try Right Now

15 Mouth Watering Matcha Recipes You Should Try Right Now

I’m sure that pretty much, all of us are familiar with the benefits of Green Tea, but when I learned about Matcha, I understood that this was something else, it is green tea on steroids!

Matcha is unique to Japan and it is well known for its many health benefits, since it’s rich in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and chlorophyll. Matcha Tea includes the whole leaf that have been pulverized into a super fine powder, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.

Matcha is also known as a mood enhancer. While its caffeine level is higher than regular green tea, it’s still lower than coffee. Buddhist monks drank matcha to assist in meditation, as matcha’s amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer a sustained calm alertness over time.

There are different grades of Matcha, some are used only for drinking and others are used only for baking and cooking. If you want to drink it, make sure you find the Ceremony-grade, since it’s considered higher quality.

For some of us Matcha could be something new, we really didn’t grow up watching our mothers whisk a bowl of Matcha on the kitchen counter. But if we think of the benefits that it provides and understand how Matcha is a flexible ingredient that works hot, cold, sweet and savory. It really can suit any lifestyle. And with 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea bags, matcha tea offers a mega infusion of anti-aging nutrients in every sip (or bite.).

Amongst its many health benefits, here are some of the best:

  1. Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  2. Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  3. Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  4. Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  5. Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  6. Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  7. Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  8. Prevents disease
  9. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

If that got you motivated, and you like experimenting new things in the kitchen, I invite you to discover the versatility of Matcha with these mouth watering Matcha recipes:

1. Matcha Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

This matcha yogurt breakfast bowl is extremely nourishing, quick to prepare, light, delicious and pleasing to the eye.

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Match Yogurt Bowl

    2. Matcha Coconut Latte

    This latte is super easy. No fancy barista skills or equipment are required. This is a yummy frothy mug of health that’s vibrant green without dye.

    Matcha Coconut Latte

      3. Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge

      This super soft and fluffy fudge is perfect for tea and dessert lovers. Only 150 calories for three pieces of fudge. Plus, 4g of filling fiber and 11g of complete protein. How can you say not to this?

      Healthy-Matcha-Coconut-Fudge

        4. Matcha Pancakes

        This yummy hot cakes have a hint of floral bitterness that is the perfect foil for creamy butter and a big drizzle of syrup. Delicious and healthy, what a perfect combination!

        Matcha Pancakes

          5. Matcha Cucumber Lemonade

          Get a super dose of nutrients and antioxidants with this refreshing blended drink. It is refreshing and very easy to prepare. Pefect for the summer!

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            6. Matcha Mochi Cupcakes

            This cupcake is gorgeously browned and crunchy on the outside but moist and chewy on the inside. You really can’t go wrong with these cupcakes!

            Matcha Mochi Cupcakes

              7. Rich Little Brownies with Matcha Glaze

              These little bites are perfect if you’re having chocolate cravings. I highly recommend these little bites of joy.

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                8. Matchamisu

                Take a look at this mini Matchamisu, or matcha tiramisu. Don’t eat too many of these delicious treats if you are sensitive to caffeine.

                Matchamisu

                  9. Matcha Mochi Yogurt Pops

                  These are a refreshing and deliciously chewy experience. The fact that they’re made with yogurt makes them a perfectly acceptable breakfast!

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                    10. Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding

                    Mixed with a cup of berries, this breakfast packs a major antioxidant punch–not to mention calcium, protein, and healthy fat from the chia seeds. What an energizing way to start your day!

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                      11. Matcha Macarons

                      These Macarons are delicious and very easy to make!

                      Matcha macarons

                        12. Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake

                        Great option when you’re craving dessert and if you use coconutsugar or agave, the cake will be slightly sweet.

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                          13. Green Tea Coccnut Ice Cream

                          Green tea ice cream is one of the most common ways you’ll see matcha used. Forego the usual dairy-and-sugar  and calorie filled bomb with this recipe that uses coconut and almond milks to create a creamy base.

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                            14. Matcha Truffels

                            Matcha Truffles with a sprinkle of red from intense flavors from freeze-dried raspberries.

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                              15. Miso Eggplan with Green Tea Rice

                              This is a very innovative way to use matcha. In this recipe, sushi rice gets great upgrade byadding rice vinegar, matcha powder, cilantro and black sesame seeds. The result is a healthy and super flavorful!

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                                As you can see, Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet. Let us know what you think of these easy to make Matcha recipes, and also, feel free to share any other recipes that you know.

                                Featured photo credit: Dessert with benefits via dessertswithbenefits.com

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                                Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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