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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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    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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                                20 Spaghetti Squash Recipes For Anyone Who Is Looking For Delicious, Healthy Comfort Food

                                20 Spaghetti Squash Recipes For Anyone Who Is Looking For Delicious, Healthy Comfort Food

                                Spaghetti squash is similar to cucumber. It has a shell which is difficult to pierce and this hard flesh surrounds a hollow cavity filled with seeds. When you cook this vegetable, the squash flesh falls away from the inner cavity and only the reminiscent of spaghetti remains. You can get surprised and delighted to see how this vegetable transforms with cooking.

                                It can act as a great substitute to pasta. It tastes as delicious as the traditional pasta and is equally satisfying but healthier. It is gluten free and contains many nutrients like vitamin A, potassium and folic acid.

                                This incredible vegetable can be boiled, baked or steamed. And, a lot of recipes can be prepared with spaghetti squash as the chief ingredient. I’m sure the following recipes will make your mouth water.

                                Breakfast

                                1. Spiced Coconut Squash Breakfast Porridge

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                                  This unconventional porridge, prepared for breakfast, is a perfect dish to start your day. The ingredients include spaghetti squash, organic coconut milk, ginger, coconut flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla extract. It has a comforting and creamy texture and is best served with fresh fruit topping. (Click here for recipe)

                                  2. Egg and Avocado Spaghetti Squash Boats

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                                    If you’re looking for a light, healthy, gluten free, vegetarian breakfast then avocado spaghetti squash boats is the best option. Besides chopping the squash, breaking the egg and slicing the avocado, this recipe doesn’t require much effort in its preparation. It tastes amazing with egg yolk and salsa and has a rich decadent texture. (Click here for recipe)

                                    3. Spaghetti Squash Frittata for One

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                                      This frittata, if prepared perfectly, can be an excellent choice for a healthy meal. It is a combination of lots of spaghetti squash, a few white eggs, some red pepper for color and texture, few onions and garlic for flavor, and some fresh herbs for brightness. This dish is usually served large in size and tastes great with tomato sauce and bean balls. (Click here for recipe)

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                                      4. Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Brunch

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                                        It’s a fast and easy breakfast that contains a poached egg and feta on a pre-roasted pile of spaghetti squash bed. The yolk from the egg floods through the scraps of squash underneath. It almost tastes like an Italian pasta and the light crumble of feta adds more calcium and protein. (Click here for recipe)

                                        5. Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns

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                                          A very healthy take on hash browns in which spaghetti squash is used in place of potatoes and coconut oil in place of butter. This reduces stress, inflammation and starch, making it healthier than traditional hash browns. It helps lose water weight as well which is helpful for weight loss. The final product is fluffy on the inside but crispy on the outside. It is best served alongside some dippy eggs. (Click here for recipe and image source)

                                          Lunch

                                          6. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

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                                            Spaghetti squash can not only replace Italian pasta but it can also replace the Chinese noodles. They are a delicious, satisfying dish, prepared by stirring and frying spaghetti squash with a rainbow of other vegetables along with a sweet smelling mixture of fish sauce, rice vinegar and soy. They are gluten free and grease free which makes them healthier. (Click here for recipe)

                                            7. Parmesan Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts

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                                              This dish is a marvelous combination of garlic, spaghetti squash, parmesan, toasted pine and zucchini nuts. It’s super healthy, gluten free, full of vegetables and delicious. Tossed with olive oil, this dish meets all the dietary needs and is perfect for light lunch. You can also add some chicken to increase protein.  (Click here for recipe)

                                               8. Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms Parmesan

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                                                Though spaghetti squash provides low calories, you can add meaty mushroom and a good amount of parmesan cheese to increase the amount of calories. It’s a healthy, full of flavor, vegetarian dish, and has cheap and easy ingredients which you can find in market. The final product is yummy and satisfying and can make your lunch, perfect.  (Click here for recipe)

                                                 9. Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Fire-Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce

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                                                  A pile of roasted squash is flavored with a sauce made from five ingredients. The vegan fire-roasted tomato cream sauce is made from the mixture of tomatoes, cashews, basil, salt and water. This spicy sauce makes it more delicious and some small amount of basil adds fresh green color and flavor. (Click here for recipe)

                                                   10. Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash

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                                                    Most of the dishes listed here are either Mexican or Italian. This recipe however will give you a fresh Asian feeling. To prepare this, all you need are spaghetti squash and peanut sauce, then by adding some ginger, lime and vinegar you’ll get one of the most delicious recipes. The texture of this dish reminds you of heavenly beaches in Thailand. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                    Dinner

                                                    11. Spaghetti Squash Comfort Bowl

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                                                      This is the perfect kind of bowl that you want to have on a cold evening, sitting on a couch and watching TV. You’ll enjoy its lightly steamed veggies, allspice beans, and the strands of squash as well. It feels creamy but doesn’t seem too heavy. It’s a great dish with intense indulgence, with our best spaghetti squash, the warm beans, and the comforting steamed veggies. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                      12. Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza

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                                                        As you already know, spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta, but this dish here shows how these chewy shreds can make a great stand-in for pizza. You can add anything like meat or veggies to the base which is bound with egg whites and flour. The end product is a great gluten free dish. (Click here for the recipe)

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                                                        13. Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice

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                                                          Spaghetti squash works as a good substitute to the cauliflower as the base of a fried rice. This recipe includes almost all of the usual ingredients of a fried rice. With green onions, eggs, peanut oil, and some garlic, this dish gives a unique texture that you can never find in your local restaurants. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                           14. Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

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                                                            If you’re looking for something delicious for the winter evenings, you’ll get fond of these cheesy spaghetti squash boats. To lighten it up, it is filled with tomato sauce, cheese, chicken sausage, parmesan and ricotta. You can easily complete its arrangement ahead of time and bake it before dinner. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                            15. Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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                                                              This Mexican inspired dish has spaghetti squash as a serving bowl and inside it goes enchilada sauce, chicken, cheese, black beans and other veggies wrapped inside a corn tortilla blanket. You can also use spinach in place of the corn and black beans. Topped with sauce galore, this dish can be served as a family fun meal.  (Click here for the recipe)

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                                                              16. Sweet Spaghetti Squash Kugel with Apples and Raisins

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                                                                If you can afford spaghetti squash, coconut sugar, some eggs and few other ingredients, then this dish must be your cheapest choice. This noodle is a delight in all seasons. The addition of some apples and raisins results in its fruity freshness. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                17. Spaghetti Squash Coconut Custard Pie

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                                                                  With the fine sweetness from vanilla extract and coconut, this dessert can be a great hit among guests. The spaghetti squash drowns in an egg batter to make it lighter than a cream pie. You can play and experiment with the ingredients and see surprising results.  (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                   18. Spaghetti Squash Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze

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                                                                    This desert will be a delicious treat to those who are a fan of carrot cake. Spaghetti squash is a vegetable with pleasant taste, lending fiber, potassium and vitamins. So, if you drape it in cream cheese frosting, you will end with this mouth- watering cake. This dessert has so many health benefits and is also great for a Thanksgiving dinner. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                     19. Spaghetti Squash Kheer

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                                                                      Kheer is a rice pudding made by boiling rice with cow milk and sugar. But this type of kheer replaces boiling rice with noodles swapped out of spaghetti squash and cow milk with coconut milk. By pouring some ghee, you can add necessary richness in it. It is healthier than traditional kheer and can act as a great dessert for your evenings. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                       20. Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake

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                                                                        By now, you must be surprised by the versatility of spaghetti squash. But your best surprise will probably come after you finish preparing this cake. This cake is a game changer. You’ll have the taste of lots of veggies like cinnamon, allspice maple syrup and ginger, all inside a single cake.  It’s a perfect treat for picky eaters. (Click here for the recipe)

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