There are always trends that go on in the world of health and wellness, especially during New Years resolution time. I have written about coconut oil and apple cider vinegar (which I still stand behind). Another trend that I support is matcha! It is the green tea leaf in its purest form. It is filled with antioxidants that helps you lose weight and boost your concentration. One cup of Matcha green tea is packed with 137 more antioxidants than a regular brewed cup of Japanese green tea. It is also caffeinated, so matcha can replace your coffee in the morning! It has a very subtle taste, meaning you could use for a variety of different cooking or drink options. My husband recently bought matcha powder for the household. We love to experiment when cooking dinner and add it an alternative option to certain dishes. I also add it into my morning smoothie! If you find the taste of matcha to be too strong, such as in an icy frappuchino, try adding a banana to sweeten it up a little!
Honestly, I feel like I have more energy than I did before and I don’t feel as bloated. Matcha powder is a little expensive, the price range is anywhere from 5-45 dollars, but I do believe it is worth your money! My personal favorite brand is called “Matcha Unsweetened Booster”. It comes in a small package and is presented as a beverage mixer. The best part is that it has a juice recipe on the back, so you can use the perfect amount in your juice or smoothie! Matcha powder is zero calories and you only need a small amount (1/2 tablespoon). You could also put it in ice cream and other fun treats as well! It might be the little “jump-start “you need to help kick those resolutions into overdrive! In some countries such as China and Japan, Matcha is very popular while being consumed up to three times a day as part of a daily diet! It is also becoming popular in the states as well. If you don’t want to buy just a bag of Matcha Powder you can go to a boba drink store or your nearest Japanese, Vietnamese, or Chinese restaurant and try it hot or blended into an icy drink! It is simply the best!
Have a blessed day!