Matcha Powder has so many benefits beyond your standard green tea latte! Here are 20 Recipes with Matcha Green Tea Powder so you can benefit from all of its antioxidant health properties and delicious flavor!
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves. Matcha is slightly different from regular green tea leaves as it is shade grown for 3-4 weeks before harvest. It is then ground up into a fine powder. It typically has a vibrant green color and has an earthy taste.
Matcha is consumed in many parts of East Asia as part of daily life and tea ceremonies.
Traditionally matcha tea is combined with hot water in a special mug using a matcha whisk (bamboo whisk). Sometimes another liquid is added such as oat milk, coconut milk or almond milk.
There are several different grades of matcha powder but I recommend sticking to a premium and high-quality culinary grade matcha. Matcha drinks are very popular but matcha can also be consumed in food such as desserts and snacks.
What Are The Health Benefits of Matcha?
Matcha is packed with antioxidants and in particular, catechins a class of plant compounds that help the body eliminate free radicals. Not only that, but matcha has been shown to help support the liver, the heart as well as boost brain health. Need help focusing? Matcha is got you covered!
Matcha has roughly a quarter of the amount of caffeine as a similar-sized cup of brewed black coffee. There are also no spikes and crashes as matcha contains L-Theanine, a phytonutrient which slows the body’s absorption of caffeine. This can help prevent the coffee jitters.
It is also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
Best Matcha Powders
Looking for the best matcha powder out there? Opt for a ceremonial grade matcha. My favorites include:
20 Healthy Matcha Recipes
Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. The peppery kick and boost of caffeine will help you get through your day!View Recipe
Looking for a healthy and energizing snack recipe? Look no further than these Matcha Protein Bars made with a vegan, cashew base and matcha, coconut butter frosting for healthy snacking on a budget.View Recipe
Craving a healthy and refreshing breakfast? This Matcha Mint Smoothie bowl is packed full of healthy ingredients like matcha, spinach, fresh mint and coconut milk for a deliciously filling breakfast recipe.View Recipe
Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They’re taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they’re gluten-free!View Recipe
A healthy snack made with just 5 simple ingredients, these Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls are sure to keep you full for hours and give you that afternoon caffeine boost you are craving!View Recipe
Make these amazing gluten free matcha waffles with just 9-ingredients including matcha powder, which is what turns them green.View Recipe
Get the taste of matcha and ice cream too in this delicious green tea, dairy-free version!View Recipe
Looking for a special way to amp up your donuts? These matcha dipped donuts are cakey and delicious and a great option for a festive gathering!View Recipe
Matcha meets mochi in this delicious yogurt pop recipe. A nice way to get a little antioxidant and caffeine boost on a hot summer day!View Recipe
Matcha Green Tea ShotsView Recipe
The green of this yogurt is not just a St Patrick’s Day novelty, the green signifies some pretty nifty health-promoting plant compounds too.View Recipe
Matcha + Coconut + Pancakes = the perfect combo! No better way to start your day than with this insanely delicious breakfast.View Recipe
Matcha chia pudding is a vegan, healthy, energizing snack that's made with chia seeds, matcha green tea powder and milk - easy and so filling!View Recipe
These black bean burgers are the best I have ever made, and the matcha green tea powder is such a fun new ingredient to try out.View Recipe
Learn how to make a matcha latte with this easy, 3-ingredient matcha latte recipe! It's creamy, cozy, and filled with antioxidants - perfect for cool days.View Recipe
Snack time has never tasted better with these matcha green tea granola bars. They're fully gluten-free and vegan too!View Recipe
Easy, decadent matcha dark chocolate coconut butter cups made with Vital Proteins Collagen Matcha. The perfect little bites to keep in your fridge when you need a sweet treat!View Recipe
These dark chocolate matcha bars are the candy bar green tea lovers have been waiting for. They're super rich, lightly sweetened, and pack a wonderful green tea kick. Plus, they're paleo-friendly, vegan, and gluten free, yet still crazy indulgent and delicious.View Recipe
This Matcha Ginger Green Smoothie is quick and easy to make, super fresh and delicious, and full of feel-good ingredients that’ll get your day off to a strong start.View Recipe
Light, creamy and refreshing iced matcha latte made at home, in the blender in under a minute. This Starbucks copycat recipe taste just as good for a fraction of the price!View Recipe