COCONUT CINNAMON MATCHA LATTE

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Ever think about switching out your morning coffee? Matcha has 3 times the caffeine as normal green tea, but provides a gentle boost without jitters due to its catechins (antioxidants). These bind to caffeine molecules, allowing for a slower, more steady release of caffeine into the bloodstream. Epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG), the most powerful antioxidant in matcha and other green teas, helps reduce oxidative stress and cell damage in the body. Studies have shown that matcha may also help with stabilizing blood sugar levels and lowering triglycerides. Next time you want some caffeine, think about this beautiful, bright green tea. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon good quality matcha
  • 3/4 cup almost boiling water
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, heated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Mix matcha with 1 tablespoon of the water to create a paste. Once clumps are gone, add remaining water and mix. Top with coconut milk and cinnamon. 

Coconut Matcha Freezer Cups

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I've been loving fudge lately. It's the perfect dessert to reach for when you have sweet cravings because it's fatty and so satisfying. I concocted these coconut matcha cups because I love the deep, gentle taste of matcha paired with the naturally sweet, tropical taste of coconut. I think you're going to love these.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon matcha powder

1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Over low heat, melt the coconut butter, coconut oil and honey together. Add the matcha and mix until there are no clumps. Add cinnamon. Pour mixture into mini muffin liners and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Store in the freezer for up to one month.

Wishing you matcha health.

Matcha Tea

Matcha is a highly concentrated powder made from ground whole green tea leaves. It is full of catechins, making it an antioxidant rich superfood bursting with anti-caricinogenic properties. With a deep, yet mellow taste and some caffeine, it provides a calming boost that heightens alertness, but doesn't give you jitters. You can use matcha to make teas, smoothies, and even baked goods. This here is my easy morning matcha tea drink which is quick, easy and worth making!

  • 1 cup almost boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon high grade matcha powder

Blend all ingredients together for 1-2 min and sip immediately. Serve hot or cold over ice.