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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 July 18, 2019

                                10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                                10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                                Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

                                Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

                                1. Make the Windows Your Own

                                When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

                                One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

                                2. Put up Some Art

                                If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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                                Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

                                3. Improve the Aroma

                                A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

                                Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

                                4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

                                A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

                                There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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                                5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

                                If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

                                Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

                                6. Improve Your Air Quality

                                One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

                                The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

                                7. Fill it with Plants

                                Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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                                They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

                                8. Change the Doorknobs

                                Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

                                Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

                                9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

                                There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

                                Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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                                10. Fresh Cut Flowers

                                You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

                                You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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