Matcha powder originated in China and has been around for a thousand years.
It is produced by stone-grinding green tea leaves. So you are actually eating your green tea.
The powder is used in smoothies etc., but also you can just add it to water or even juice.
One serving of powder is equivalent to ten cups of brewed green tea! By brewing the leaves in hot water, you are only getting 10% of its nutrients.
Espresso coffee= 60mg caffeine
Matcha powder= 34mg caffeine
The caffeine in Matcha has a longer effect because of amino acids and L theanine.
L theanine has a calming effect and slow releases the caffeine. Which gives a clear mental
alertness, clarity, immune defense and detoxification.
Matcha tea contains the unique potent class of anti-oxidants called Catechins.
These anti-oxidants are only found in plants and provide potent cancer fighting properties
and many other health benefits.
They have the highest levels of anti-oxidants than other foods, including dark chocolate, acai berries,
The next time you need a healthy lift during the day have a Matcha drink.
When at Starbucks, ask for a Venti ice water with 3 scoops of matcha powder,
with shot of coconut milk. You will be pleasantly surprised.
It's on there secret menu and should only cost 84 cents-to $2.50, depending on where you're at.
You can find Matcha at Whole Foods, etc or order it online.
Here's a short video from Nutritionfacts.org.
A recipe from mindbodygreen.com
Have a great week.