Saturday, May 31, 2014

Yes Chef: Mixing it with Matcha!

I'm a bit of a health nut. I really take care of myself through exercise and good eating habits. Hey, you only have one life, and you should treat your body like a temple! So, here is a healthy, easy, and tasty recipe that will take you no time to make in your busy schedule. Smoothies are quick and versatile. They’re a great way to start off your day, or perhaps enjoy after a long workout.

My smoothie includes mixed berries, yogurt, coconut water, and of course Matcha. This is a phenomenal combination loaded with antioxidants, potassium, electrolytes, protein, and a whack of other goodies.

Ingredients

1 ½ cup of frozen blue berries and raspberries
½ cup of yogurt
1 teaspoon of Matcha
½ cup of coconut water

Just take all the ingredients listed, and mix them in a blender. That’s it. Enjoy your glass of goodness! 

Berry good!

I think smoothies are a great way for people to get a daily dose of Matcha. Some people may not enjoy the taste of traditionally prepared Matcha, but they are aware of its health benefits. This allows them to reap the rewards of Matcha without being turned off by the taste. I can detect Matcha in my smoothie, but it’s not very strong.

Matcha’s many moments knows no bounds! It truly is a versatile tea with many uses.

Cooking Tips:

  • I like to freeze fresh berries that way I don’t have to use ice-cubes. However, feel free to use fresh berries and add ice-cubes in your blender.  ½ cup berries and ½ cup ice-cubes.

Options:

  • Use any mixture of berries and maybe even add some fruit: strawberries, blackberries, banana, mango etc…
  • Instead of coconut water, try another liquid such as almond milk or orange juice.
  • If you want to sweeten things up, add honey, stevia, maybe even maple syrup.

The substitutes will all depend on what taste you’re looking for, but all should include a hit of Matcha.


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