Matcha wasn’t something I instantly fell in love with, it was definitely a slow burn. The first time I tried it, I thought it tasted like grass…then I realized I made the recipe with 5x more matcha powder than the recipe required. Rookie mistake.
I am here to say, hey girl – try it one more time, but make it the right way!
Matcha is traditionally made with water but I really enjoy it with our homemade nut mylks as a matcha latte and I sweeten mine with honey, sometimes maple syrup.
Matcha is a powdered green tea containing 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea, isn’t that so neat? Both come from the tea plant (camellia sinensis), but with matcha, the entire leaf is consumed. I currently use the cooking grade matcha from Organic Traditions, you can find it here.
It has traditionally been consumed as part of Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries, in recent years it has become popular in baked goods, smoothies and many more recipes. I’ve put together 15 recipes you need to try this year! Learn more about the fascinating history of matcha here.
This antioxidant filled ingredient is something I enjoy a couple of times a week now. Bonus recipe at the end is how I make my matcha latte, sip & enjoy friends! xo
12. Matcha Smoothie
BONUS: Our homemade matcha latte recipe below…
As I mentioned, my love of matcha wasn’t instant. It took a bunch of trial and error and recipes and recommendations from friends.
When I am making a quick and simple matcha, I boil water to the appropriate temperature and whisk my teaspoon of matcha with my matcha whisk into a paste. I then froth our homemade vanilla oat milk, add some honey or maple syrup and then pour the matcha and frothed milk into a cup…voila. You can simply sprinkle some dried culinary grade roses in the cup for that pretty rose latte effect!
Another way we enjoy our matcha is by again, making the whisked paste of matcha. Then adding warmed vegan milk of your choice and matcha to your blender (2 cups usually for us). Add a teaspoon of raw honey, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil/mct oil, ashwaganda powder or maca…or both. Add some tahini butter (less than a teaspoon usually) and some hemp hearts. Blend it all together for the perfect frothy matcha with so many added health benefits and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy our recipe if you try it and let us know which recipe is your favourite in the comment section below. xo