Over the years I have put some weird tasting stuff in my body. Even though I have mellowed and settled a lot in this area (thanks to THM) I am still susceptible to subjecting my body to obscure sounding and weird tasting foods. That’s not to say that I like the taste but I’m drawn to the health benefits. Chlorophyll, spirulina, chlorella, maca, bee pollen… the list goes on. I’ve not found them easy to ingest, rather it’s a chore I do in the name of health.
So it with great surprise that I have found Green Matcha Powder quite easy to take! And for a latte lovin’ gal such as myself, I do not prefer it as a Green Matcha Latte rather in my yogurt. A side note: The THM authors make a mean looking Green Matcha pudding here.
What is Green Matcha Powder and Why Would Anyone Put It In Their Body?
I could go on… but I’ll leave that to those more knowledgable. But quickly…
Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, matcha is unique to Japan. It is the heart of the Japanese way of tea and has been celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years.
- Matcha Green Tea Powder is:
- Rich in powerful anti-aging antioxidants
- Full of cancer-fighting catechins
- A natural mood enhancer
- An energy booster
- Unparalleled nutrition in a single serving – one cup of matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea!
Where To Buy Green Matcha
I sourced this beauty from Little Tokyo, a small specialist store in the Adelaide Central Market but even my local Tea Emporium stocks it so I’ll be buying local from now on. It can be purchased online but I encourage you to look locally.
Here is my daily Green Matcha Yogurt
Start with this basic Fuel Pull version then add S/E ingredients if desired.
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup no-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 scoop WPI (I used 20gms)
- ½ – ¾ tsp Organic Green Matcha Powder
- THM Pure Stevia Extract to taste (or equivalent THM sweetener)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
Sift matcha powder over yogurt and blend well. Then add berries, stevia, vanilla and other (S or E) ingredients. The matcha must be sifted else it will clump and be inedible. Honestly, just believe me on this one.
Optional Ingredients for a Satisfying Snack
- Ground flax
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
- Choose low fat Greek yogurt
Optional Ingredients for an Energising Snack
- Choose kiwi fruit, apple, mango or fruit of choice
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Use this recipe as an introduction to green matcha powder. Feel free to mix it up and create your own tastes.
Do you use Matcha in your THM lifestyle? I’d love to hear more about your ventures with it!