Have you heard of the health benefits of matcha yet? Matcha is packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism, detoxifies plus helps relax the body and mind.
Or maybe you bought a bag or received as a gift and now are in need of matcha recipes that are tried and true! Well then you are going to LOVE these recipes.
Below you will find the most delicious ways to use your matcha including matcha smoothies, matcha lattes, match ice cream and other desserts, plus a couple unique ways to try using this concentrated form of ground green tea leaves.
Obviously, most are blender recipes but there's a few that were too awesome not to include.
Also if you're looking for GREEN recipes for St. Patrick's Day, these matcha recipes are sure to work perfectly, just add a little Irish decoration. Enjoy!
MATCHA SMOOTHIE RECIPES
This matcha smoothie is thick like your favorite restaurant shakes. The pastel green color of this matcha shake tricks you because the flavor is deliciously pure pink, thanks to a secret ingredient!
This mint matcha smoothie fights PCOS with a one-two punch from spearmint and matcha tea. Spearmint tea = may decrease androgen levels and increase FSH & LH in women with PCOS (avoid consuming large amounts if you are pregnant, anemic, have a kidney disorder, or liver disease) matcha tea = very high in catechins which are antioxidants that help remove free radicals from the body preventing disease, may prevent blood glucose and lipid accumulation, contains L-theanine which may relieve stress and improve cognitive function. So drink up!"
You will definitely need to try this super healthy, super delicious Vegan Matcha Mango Oatmeal Smoothie! It's husband approved!
This vibrant healthy matcha smoothie is simply bursting with goodness. A beautifully balanced blend of vegetables, fruit, protein and healthy fats. The perfect healthy breakfast or snack, it’s going to fill you up and every mouthful is delicious!
This green matcha smoothie recipe will energize you in an instant! A healthy blend of green tea, yogurt, almonds, banana, spinach, and kale all in one tasty sip.
This vegan banana matcha smoothie bowl recipe is packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s made with frozen banana, pineapple, spinach and zucchini for a sweet, creamy treat that works well for breakfast or a light meal or snack anytime of day.
Start your day off with this Banana Matcha Smoothie for a nutrient-packed healthy breakfast. It is the perfect combination of sweet bananas with earthy matcha as well as delicious greens that are rich in iron. Trust us, you will be alert and satisfied all morning long!
MATCHA LATTE RECIPES
This toasted coconut vanilla matcha latte recipe is based on a match bar in NYC, mixed with a few hippy-dippy ingredients like toasted coconut, maca, and some lacuma for fun. The result is a thick, sweet, and creamy drink that's rich like a cocoa. And it will totally curve those coffee cravings.
This vanilla macadamia matcha latte is made with homemade macadamia milk (but you can use some of the great store bought options out now) for a delicious and satisfying drink that you’ll love!
For Nicole of When Sweet Becomes Healthy, this sugar-free cinnamon matcha latte energizes her all day long without making her feel sluggish or tired later in the day. It also has no effect on her sleeping patterns – even if she decides to have her matcha later in the day she is still able to go to sleep with a calm body and mind.
The flavors of the cacao butter and matcha combine into a silky, creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte that is a real treat to drink. It may quickly become a family favorite once you give it a try.
This refreshing layered green tea latte is surprisingly easy to make. I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to create a pretty (and delicious) layered iced matcha latte at home.
MATCHA DESSERT RECIPES
Creamy matcha green tea has now turned into the perfect summertime treat! What’s better than your favorite beverage being frozen into a delectable, creamy, mid-afternoon pick-me-up? Nothing! Try these matcha popsicles today!
Matcha can be a little bitter when you over-do it, so this balance of sweet and creamy with a hint of matcha and nutty pistachio is perfect! Paired with a rich coconut milk and you have yourself a beautifully decadent and smooth vegan pistachio matcha ice cream.
Matcha and mint are a match made in heaven, or should I say a Matcha made in heaven. Imagine a creamy, minty ice-cream disk sandwiched between two thin brownie like cake layers. A chocolate, mint, Matcha, brownie party in your mouth.
If you have a couple of over-ripe bananas, this flavorful gluten free matcha green tea banana bread is a delicious way to start your morning.
This matcha dessert recipe will give your metabolism a boost, and will also increase concentration and focus. It will calm the mind and relax the body, and also acts as an immunity increaser. An antioxidant powerhouse, matcha tea contains more antioxidants than any other superfood.
Enjoy the crave-able flavors of matcha tea in the form of sweet ice cream with chocolate chunks.
A green spin on a classic ice cream float made with matcha green tea. With a matcha syrup base, this bubbly matcha ice cream float is great for green tea lovers!
UNIQUE MATCHA RECIPES
This Starbucks-style cool lime matcha refresher is the ultimate thirst quencher for those hot summer days. The warmer months are time for barbecues, parties, and hanging out with loved ones in the bright sunshine. If you’re looking for a fun new drink to try out for these get-togethers, try this incredible Starbucks-Style cool lime matcha refresher! This drink is perfect for parties since it’s enough for a bunch of guests.
Sweetened naturally with watermelons, make this layered iced matcha recipe by a tea sommelier your new summer drink.
In this refreshing blended drink, nutrient-packed lemons and cucumbers get a super-dose of antioxidants with the addition of matcha — a finely-milled Japanese green tea. Just one cup of health-promoting matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea. Matcha also boasts 20 times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries, and is said to be a more powerful detoxifier than other green teas because of its high chlorophyll content. We’ll drink to that!
Everyone loves a mojito. This matcha cocktails cool, refreshing, and has that nice hint of fresh mint that awakens your sinuses. If you’re making this matcha cocktail for a party, don’t be afraid to add a splash of rum. Whether you add alcohol or not, this matcha cocktail is going to end up on your list of favorite drinks.
Ok there were 23. But I had to add this one so now it's 24!
It is an easy to whip up green tea cocktail made from a simple cucumber sugar syrup, powdered matcha green tea, gin, limes and lots and lots of mint. The quantities I have given are soooo flexible so you can easily make it to your taste. Add more cucumber syrup or more lime juice as you desire.
I hope you enjoyed all of these unique and delicious match recipes as much as we did! Really you can probably add a scoop of matcha to any green smoothie for added health benefits, so be sure to use up what you have!