Are Some Recipes Too Healthy For Your Family?

FTC Notice: I was provided Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder to review. All opinions are my own. This post includes Amazon Affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you click through the link and make a purchase.

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.

Matcha Green Tea Powder

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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.

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[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.

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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.

Sparkling Matcha

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…

Ginger Lemon Wheatgrass Popsicle

Are there recipes you like that are “too healthy” for the rest of your family?

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13 Responses to Are Some Recipes Too Healthy For Your Family?

  1. The sparkling Matcha drink sounds refreshing to me, too! But yes- my husband and daughter are not big fans of anything too green tasting… I have to be careful with smoothies, I can handle much more than they can!
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  2. I’m not the biggest fan of anything tasting too ‘green’ either. Funny you use the phrase, as I just posted a review of something today and was trying to explain how I felt like something tasted ‘green’. Glad I’m not the only one.

    My husband always questions unusual recipes and he’d never eat something like this. But, he also won’t go for any of the cauliflower rice or mashed potato type substitutes either.
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  3. lol yup. Some things my bf just looks at me like I’m crazy and is like why are you eating that?? He’s such a picky eater and is “grossed out” by some stuff, like green smoothies
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  4. I’ve found that sometimes it’s an “acquired taste” in terms of getting others to like certain things. I remember I had a friend try weaning off sugar in his coffee, and now he’s totally fine without sugar, and can’t have coffee WITH sugar! It takes some time to get used to things but if people are willing to give it a shot, usually they can get over that initial shock factor -like of the matcha green tea 😉 – and then will end up liking it.
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  5. This might be too green for me too.
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  6. There are many things that I make and my husband kind of looks at funny. But overall, he’s a good sport. My kids on the other hand…
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  7. Maite says:

    Just finished a drinking a matcha latte when I read this article. Mixed the powder with water and hot foamy milk. Also good for making green tea ice cream.

  8. Carla says:

    OH!!
    we would love the frozen wheatgrass pop.
    and yeah.
    by WE I mean I 🙂
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  9. I am not sure that my husband would drink this either. We’ve tried using Wheatgrass powder in a smoothie and he was not a big fan. I do like the sounds of the Sparkling Match drink.
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  10. Yum Yucky says:

    Matcha is absolutely wonderful. Never head of this brand. Gonna check it out at the Amazon link you posted. Thanks for the info!
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  11. I will agree with the power of matcha tea to help deliver good healthy results. I do still prefer the Japanese made brands despite the concerns of the nuclear disaster area.
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