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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.

              matcha-brownies

                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 September 20, 2018

                                How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                                If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                                1. Breathe

                                The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                                • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                                • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                                • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                                Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                                2. Loosen up

                                After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                                Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                                3. Chew slowly

                                Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                                Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                                Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                                4. Let go

                                Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                                The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                                It’s not. Promise.

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                                Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                                Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                                21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                                5. Enjoy the journey

                                Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                                Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                                6. Look at the big picture

                                The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                                Will this matter to me…

                                • Next week?
                                • Next month?
                                • Next year?
                                • In 10 years?

                                Hint: No, it won’t.

                                I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                                Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                                7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                                You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                                Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                                8. Practice patience every day

                                Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                                • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                                • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                                • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                                Final thoughts

                                Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                                Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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