Matcha has incredible health properties. It’s full of antioxidants and vitamins, and carries a lot more than just your standard green tea. Our specific Matcha blend tastes amazing brewed, and many people enjoy a cup every morning in place of their morning coffee.
For some people, Matcha isn’t their cup of tea. And that’s okay! Just because you’re not particularly inclined to enjoy tea, or you simply can’t replace your cup of coffee, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy matcha and benefit from all the healthy goodness it has!
One way to easily add matcha into your everyday diet, is by baking. There are plenty of matcha specific recipes out there, like matcha cinnamon rolls, matcha muffins, or matcha pancakes.
However, you don’t even need a specific recipe to easily incorporate matcha into your diet! Just pick your favorite recipes, and add a scoop of matcha powder. Here are a few ideas of everyday foods you can add matcha too:
Milkshake or smoothie
Chai Seed pudding/overnight oats
Savory Matcha dishes
A lot of people enjoy baking with matcha, because it pairs so well with sweet flavors. However, matcha by itself isn’t sweet. This opens up a world of possibilities to cook savory dishes with matcha. Matcha will enhance the dish, without overpowering it. Here are a few recipe suggestions to cook with matcha.
-Matcha green tea rice with miso cod. Simply add matcha powder to your rice after it’s done cooking, along with rice vinegar, a pinch of sugar, and a little bit of chopped cilantro.
-Matcha pesto pasta. Make the pesto as you normally would, just add a scoop of matcha.
-Sichuan noodle stirfry. Make your favorite stirfy with noodles. However, add a scoop of matcha to your boiling water before adding your noodles, for a subtle green tea flavor.
-Matcha gnocchi. For the adventurous cook. Unfortunately this isn’t a recipe you could do with pre-made gnocchi, but if you’re comfortable making your own, this is as simple as adding a few tablespoons of matcha powder to your mix before rolling and boiling.
Matcha is primarily thought of just as a drink, but with all of the amazing health benefits it holds, it seems like a waste to reserve it just for drinking! Baking or cooking with matcha is an excellent way to experiment with some of your favorite recipes, and discover new ways of eating that you’ll love.