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Meet Your Matcha: The Green Tea Recipes You Need Right Now

November 20, 2018

by Lettice

Meet Your Matcha: The Green Tea Recipes You Need Right Now

 

 

Discover new Matcha recipes that will make you glow and not just with compliments from your friends. Read more about the super charged green tea here.

Matcha has copious health benefits and unlike steeped green tea, it is made from the entire leaf meaning it has approximately 10x more nutrients. Matcha is filled with antioxidants and helps with boosting your metabolism. Known for its natural, vibrant green colour and earthy taste, see our favourite Matcha drink recipes to detox, boost your energy levels and mood.

 

Matcha Coconut latte

This simple, quick and delicious recipe is the perfect frothy winter warmer.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tspn of high-grade Matcha green tea powder
  • ¼ cup of hot water
  • ¼ cup heated full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of honey or a sweetener of your choice, to taste

Instructions:

Spoon your Matcha into a big mug and mix 2 tablespoons of hot water with it to create a smooth paste. Add the rest of the hot water, coconut milk and honey or sweetener. Then whisk briskly until frothy for about 30 seconds, making sure the Matcha is lump-free. You can use a mini electronic kitchen whisk or a Matcha whisk.

 

Magical Matcha Tonic

Drink this every morning on an empty stomach for a kick start to your day that will boost your immune system, to avoid winter colds. The mix of sour from the apple cider vinegar and sweet from the honey, combined with the piquant Matcha, makes for a delicious morning remedy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of high-grade Matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ Turmeric powder or fresh turmeric juice if you have it
  • 1 teaspoon of honey to taste.
  • ½ mug of hot water

Instructions:

Add the Matcha powder, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, honey and hot water into a blender and blend for ultimate smoothness. Once all the ingredients are blender and the mixture is frothy, pour into a mug and enjoy.

 

Super Green Tea Matcha Smoothie

Add wonderful flavour and richness to your smoothie by introducing Matcha green tea. It will not only boost the health benefits of your smoothie, but it is also slow releasing due to the caffeine in the marvel powder.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large mango
  • 2 Frozen bananas
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh washed spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of high-grade Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 cup of light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut

Instructions:

Add the coconut milk and Matcha to a blender and give it a blend. Once the Matcha has been fully infused in the milk add the spinach, bananas and mango and blend until the consistency is creamy and smooth. Sprinkle the desiccated coconut on the top for garnish.

 

Seasonal Matcha chai spiced latte

This velvety smooth latte recipe, infused with a wintery twist of flavours and spices, is perfect to warm you up on a cold winters evening. The addition of the collagen means that you are also getting that boost for your skin, nails and hair; to help fight the cold winter air from drying you out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of Matcha Collagen powder
  • 1 cup of milk (or a milk alternative such as almond or coconut milk)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut butter
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon of ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

Instructions:

Heat the coconut milk and coconut butter in a saucepan on the stove, then add all the ingredients and whiskey together for a minute. You can also use a blender to make sure all the ingredients mix adequately. Then pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!

 

Rose and Matcha cold brew latte

Edible flowers are an amazing way to decorate your latte and looks very impressive. At Lettice, our top 5 favourite edible flowers are Nasturtiums, Pansies, Dahlias, Rose’s and Tulips. With this in mind, one of our favourite Matcha latte recipes incorporates rose flavours and dried rose petals for a light and fragrant blend.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of milk (or alternative milk such as coconut)
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons of rose water or rose hibiscus concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon of Matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon of edible rose petals
  • Ice

Instructions:

In a shaker combine the milk and rose water and shake well to combine. Next pour over ice in a short wide glass the mixture should be a pastel pink colour. Next add to the shaker the cold water and Matcha powder and shake for a minute to make sure the Matcha has dissolved fully into the water. Pour this over the ice and watch as the pink and green colours combine for a gorgeous ombre effect. Top with a handful of dried rose petals and serve immediately to impress your friends and family.

 

Matcha Highball Cocktail

Matcha isn’t just for tea, it can also be used in a cocktail for an intensely earthy taste which goes surprisingly well with the musky oak flavours of whiskey.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Japanese whiskey such as Hibiki (or any whiskey)
  • ½ ounces of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Honey syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon high-grade Matcha powder
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces chilled club soda
  • 1 cucumber slither

Instructions:

Pour the Matcha and 2 teaspoons of club soda into a cocktail shaker and whisk or stir until it has created a smooth paste then combine the whisky, honey syrup and lemon juice and shake well. Place some ice in a tall glass and pour the mixture over the ice. Next pour the rest of the club soda into the glass and garnish with the cucumber slither on a stick.

 

Matcha Hot Chocolate

This recipe is perfect for snuggling up on a winters evening by the fire, watching films with the family. The mixture of sweet coconut milk and rich white chocolate paired with the herby Matcha, complement each other perfectly to give you a hug in a mug.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup semi skinned cow’s milk (can use alternative milk for a vegan option)
  • 1 tablespoons of honey
  • 16 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Mini marshmallows for serving or whipped cream

Instructions:

In a saucepan add the coconut milk and cows’ milk, honey, chocolate, Matcha powder and salt. Stir continuously until all the ingredients are mixed together and is hot. Add the vanilla powder once the heat has been turned off and pour into mugs. Sprinkle the mini marshmallows on the top or dollop some whipped cream on and serve immediately.

 

Go check out our Pinterest for more Matcha inspired drinks and recipes:

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/lettice_party/inspiration-matcha-recipes-and-drinks/

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