All About Matcha
- Can lower blood pressure. Catechins are an antioxidant found in matcha that have been shown to improve blood pressure.
- Has cancer fighting properties. Polyphenols are another antioxidant found in matcha and other loose-leaf teas that may protect cells against cancer.
- Helps with inflammation. The polyphenols have also been shown to ease conditions like arthritis. It may also help slow the breakdown of cartilage.
- Make matcha into hot or cold teas.
- Try matcha in hot or cold lattes.
- Add to smoothies or protein shakes.
- Sprinkle it on oatmeal.
- Stir into Greek yogurt.
|Matcha Tea Smoothie|
1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 small avocado
1 handful raw spinach
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Justin’s cinnamon almond butter
1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Nutrition Information per Serving: 350 calories, 21 grams total fat, 5.4 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams carbohydrate, 16 grams fiber, 20.8 grams protein, 225 milligrams sodium, 1,900 milligrams potassium, 3.8 grams sugar
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