Food & Health

MATCHA

February 1, 2011

Matcha has become my new favorite ingredients in my morning protein shake. Why might you ask? Because it is better than coffee – it gives you a caffeine boost with out giving you the caffeine “shakes”. I mean seriously, I know red-bull gives you wings, but matcha green tea makes your flight smoother and longer sailing without all the chemical side effects.
Matcha also:
*improves mental alertness
*increases calmness and reduces stress
*lowers blood pressure
*is a powerful ‘anti-aging’ activity due to super-charged antioxidants
*minimizes symptoms of PMS
*acts as a strong blood cleanser/detoxifier and alkalyzer due to high chlorophyll content
*stabilizes blood sugar levels

Matcha powered green tea not only has these powerful therapeutic effects on the body, but it is approximately 10X stronger than regular brewed green tea. I discovered this stuff when I was on my Teavana kick. ( if you are a tea lover check out www.teavana.com)

$19.95 Matcha Green Tea Powder

A little Matcha goes a very long way. I use about 1/10 of a teaspoon in my morning shakes. (oh yeah, if I am not working out I will add Matcha to a fruit shake if I am going to need a energy boost for that day). Because you only need to use such a small amount of Matcha green tea, the shakes I make don’t ever have a green tea taste to them. I recommend you only drink Matcha in the morning.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Nicole February 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I have never heard about thus but now I’m def going to check it out!

  • Reply Carmine February 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Matcha is a great way to start your day.

  • Reply Barbara February 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Where do you purchase yours???

  • Reply Audrey Allure February 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I haven’t heard of it before but it sounds great!

  • Reply hannah February 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I can’t wait to try this stuff

  • Reply Meg February 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Ooh, I’m liking the sounds of this! I think I’ll have to get some :)

    http://www.meg-land.blogspot.com
    xx

  • Reply Christie Moeller February 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    yeah…I need this! Do they sell it at Teavana? Yum Yum and energy!

  • Reply schugar February 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yes they do and it is $19.99

  • Reply Annie March 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Lauren!! You don’t know how happy this post makes me – my husband and I were visiting San Fran a couple of weeks ago and had SUCH amazing matcha tea while we were there and have been looking for a good one to buy to have in the house. We still hadn’t found one (in person or online) until today! Thank you! :)

  • Reply Annie March 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    p.s. Also LOVE that list of benefits :) Thanks again!

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