You may have heard of matcha by now, but you may also not be too sure about the hype behind this green powder. While global communication and the circulation of information make it easy for us to hear about health trends from around the world, it’s not always as easy to learn about the specific benefits of those trends without making the effort to dig a little deeper. When it comes to matcha, the hype couldn’t be more legitimate, as matcha has a number of health benefits unparalleled by most other superfoods.

 

Unlike any other green tea, matcha allows you to actually ingest the entire tea leaf, giving you the maximum health benefits. Among these benefits are countless antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Matcha can boost metabolism, promote natural detoxification, promote concentration, improve mood, lower cholesterol, and help fight bacteria.

 

To reap the benefits of matcha, try some of our favorite recipes that will get you hooked on the health trend.

 

zencancook.com

zencancook.com

Matcha Green Tea Crepes

Any morning that begins with crepes is already off to a good start, but knowing that your breakfast is loaded with vitamins and minerals to boost your health certainly makes it all the more enjoyable. Not to mention, matcha is known for helping to boost alertness; it’s the perfect way to kick off your day. Try this recipe from Zen Can Cook for a breakfast that’s all at once satisfying and health-packed.

 

 

healthynibblesandbits.com

healthynibblesandbits.com

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giving into a sugar craving may be something you generally associate with feeling guilty, but these matcha chocolate chip cookies could be a game changer. In this recipe from Healthy Nibbles and Bits, you not only get all of the benefits of matcha in one of your favorite desserts, but you can enjoy knowing that this fresh take on chocolate chip cookies is totally vegan and gluten-free.

 

 

therustedroot.net

therustedroot.net

Matcha Mango Smoothie

Smoothies are always a treat, but with some matcha in the mix, your smoothie can have even more of a health kick. Combining the bold flavors of matcha with the tangy flavors of mango, this smoothie recipe from The Roasted Root is perfect to start your morning or give you a little energy boost in the middle of the day.

 

 

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