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My husband usually is a good sport about trying new recipes, but he’s very selective about which ones he would want me to make again. A few weekends ago, after I made the avocado and chickpea mash that Steena shared, he asked me if it was guacamole “or some cruel trick“! When I explained what it was, he agreed that it would make a good dip for the black bean tortilla chips he makes me keep in the house. 😉
Somehow, I don’t think he will be as brave with the Matcha Green Tea Powder, no matter how good it is for him.
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When I got the package, I was a bit surprised at how small it was (4 oz), but when I saw that the serving size is just 1/2 – 1 tsp (instead of the larger scoops used for protein powders), it made sense.
The manufacturer says this about matcha:
Matcha is green tea from the Camellia sinensis …. Unlike other teas derived from Camellia sinensis, matcha has not been fermented. Matcha, like other varieties of green tea, can be harvested from anywhere in the world.
[M]atcha is derived from tea leaves grown in the shade so that the leaves achieve a dark green color, which gives matcha its magnificent amino acids.
One glass of matcha green tea is equal to 10 glasses of regular green tea as far as antioxidants and nutrients. In fact, a 2003 study published in the Journal of Chromatography A found matcha has 137 times more of the powerful antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than other types of green tea.
While I don’t like green tea (or any tea, really) I was interested in trying the Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder because it can be used in drinks, smoothies, meals, and baked goods. In fact, their website has tons of recipes.
The first recipe I tried was the “Sparkling Matcha” drink. It’s probably the simplest recipe, as you just blend the matcha powder with water, sparkling water, ice and lime juice. That tasted too “green” to me, but when I added more lime juice and just a drizzle of honey, the flavor was more mellow and quite refreshing. I think the “Iced Ginger Matcha” with fresh grated ginger will be even better.
I don’t think there’s any way I will get my husband to try any of these green drinks (he wouldn’t even try my frozen wheatgrass juice pop at the beach), but the recipe booklet has a curry recipe that calls for 1 Tbsp matcha that I just might try…
Are there recipes you like that are “too healthy” for the rest of your family?