I’ve been looking for a healthy drink that doesn’t leave a gritty taste behind in my mouth for years. I’ve tried quite a few formulations that have touted to provide everything from added protein and vitamins to increased metabolism and energy benefits. Of the many I have tried, only one other has been one that I’d actually drink on a regular basis.
I’m so beyond thrilled to have found a second healthy drink option to add to this very short list. Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder is a very finely ground powder product that touts the following benefits:
- All day energy
- Metabolism Boost
- Increased Focus
- Improved Skin Health
- Up to 137 times the EGCG of brewed green tea
Our Japanese-grown, 100% certified organic, Culinary Grade Matcha powder contains 137x the antioxidants of brewed green tea. Matcha is a potent antioxidant and consuming it can increase thermogenesis (the rate at which our body burns calories) by 30 to 50%. Our green tea powder contains a potent amino acid, L-Theanine, that helps reduce stress while providing a steady energy boost (for up to 6 hours), without the caffeine crash. Kiss Me Organics Culinary grade matcha is made from 100% certified organic ingredients and comes in a BPA-FREE Packaging with resealable zipper pouch. Ideal for blending, baking and cooking. 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. —– Source: Kiss Me Organics Website
This USDA Organic culinary grade green tea powder from Japan is a dietary supplement that can be added to drinks like lattes and smoothies or used in baking. It states on the packaging that, “one serving contains 150% DV of manganese, a powerful antioxidant good for skin, bones and other systems.” A daily serving of this matcha green tea powder is only one teaspoon of the powder which is only 15 calories. If you consume the recommended one teaspoon of matcha per day, the 4 oz. bag will last you about six weeks. Very affordable!
Here’s how I’ve been preparing a delicious and smooth daily health drink using my Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. First, you’ll need to gather the necessary ingredients.
Ingredients (this recipe makes one serving, but can easily be adapted to make multiple servings):
- – 1-1/2 to 2 tsp. of matcha green tea powder, to taste (you can experiment with different measurements to see what you prefer)
- – 3-4 Tbsp. hot water
- – 1-1/2 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice (honey, agave nectar, etc.)
- – 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or you could try some cayenne pepper for a little kick!!)
- – Ice
- – 1 cup soy or almond milk
I’ve read online that it’s not suggested to use cow’s milk with matcha because it blocks some of the important healthy ingredients from being absorbed. Who knew?
In the main picture of the ingredients I used for this recipe, you will notice a bottle of honey as well as another bottle with a red lid. This other bottle is a sweetener product that I’ve been using recently called Dolcedi, it’s a low glycemic sweetener made from apples. I’ve been using that because my blood sugar levels are a bit higher than they should be. Not high enough to be considered diabetic or even pre-diabetic, but something to try to reverse in any case. It’s just as sweet as honey and healthier in the bargain. It’s a win-win!
Add enough ice to the shaker cup to fill it about halfway. Don’t stress too much about having too much ice. As long as the ingredients can move around it while being shaken, you’re probably fine. The ice melts quite a bit as it cools the drink anyway, and whatever’s left is held back by the strainer top of the shaker as you pour the drink into your glass or drink bottle.
The drink is a really pretty, Spring-like green. I don’t know why I was surprised that the shaking action created a beautiful foam that sat on top of it once poured into my cup. I was really excited to try it, I almost drank it straight from the shaker cup rather than strain it into my pretty glass!
I mean, what can you say? Isn’t that an absolutely beautiful drink? And it’s healthy, too! Look at the amount of foam. I’m still not sure why that is so satisfying to me to see. Maybe it’s because I love cappuccino with a good amount of frothy foam on top and this is a great cold drink for the summer months when it’s way too hot outside for me to crave a hot cup of cappuccino.
I have tried many different healthy drink mixes and recipes and have almost always found them to be either bitter or gritty. This drink was smooth, refreshing and tasted so awesome!!!!
I also found a recipe for Matcha Protein Balls that I’m really excited to try. We are going to be going on vacation soon and I think this would be a great substitute for my normal, unhealthy snacks that I normally would pack for a long road trip.
What’s even more exciting is that you can bake and cook with matcha. Muffins, cookies, sauces, soups, salad dressings, as an added ingredient to yogurt and smoothies…there are so many options that this super finely ground powder can be incorporated into! Ooh, granola bars! Another good road trip snack for me to make. (My kids are gonna hate me for replacing some of their favorite high-calorie snacks, LOL)
I so want that nifty little bamboo whisk that guy uses in the video. And I’m in luck, they sell it in a 3-pc. accessory set along with a measuring scoop and a spoon. Very trendy and useful, two of my very favorite words!
Try it now and receive 10% off + Free Shipping with this code: BeautyBrite. What’s the first recipe you will make with your organic matcha green tea powder?
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