Morning Friends! Ive been a bit obsessed with matcha lately and have been getting SO many questions. I hope you all know I do my best to try and answer all of you but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming so I try to put it all in one place.
So the most popular questions I get are:
1.What Matcha do you buy?
I usually buy my matcha at Whole Foods in the tea bulk section. I've found it to be the cheapest because the aisle matcha is overpriced and most contain sugar. FYI... Starbucks matcha drinks are LOADED with Sugar and GMOs and are best to stay away from (source) . But the WF buy us discounted their bulk tea. So I either buy the shelf RISHI brand that does contain a small amount of cane sugar... OR I just ordered some off amazing that a friend recommend that she uses. It is a Organic Culinary Grade Matcha. HERE
2. How much do you use?
I use 1 heaping tablespoon for just about anything I make. I'm not a huge follow the recipe kind of girl and I add more if I want to.
3. Whats your recipe?
- 1 heaping tablespoon Matcha Powder
- 1 glass organic lemonade
- 1 lemon (my pregnancy craving!)
Pour matcha + lemonade + juice of 1 lemon into blender. Blend until matcha is fully mixed in. Pour into glass and add ice. Or you can add the ice to the blender to make little frozen drink. It doesn't stay perfectly frozen but is super refreshing.
4. Um... What is Matcha?
Matcha is a green tea powder made in Japan. I like to say its green tea on steroids! It's a mood enhancing, antioxidant powerhouse and a sugar-free coffee alternative without the jitters! I'm not a huge fan of green tea and I personally don't think matcha has a green tea taste to it. It's also...
- Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Let me know if you make it in the comments below or if you change anything to make it better! I'm thinking I would like a few sprinkles of ceyanne powder!