Everything you need to know about adding matcha to your life. What are the benefits? How do I use matcha powder?
I got you covered in this Everything About Matcha post!
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a tea, but unlike other teas, matcha is not leaves to be steeped. Matcha is a powder made from ground up green tea leaves that you mix directly into liquid. So you’re getting a concentrated dose of green tea goodness which includes chlorophyll and antioxidants. One cup of matcha is the equivalent to 10 cups of brewed green tea! Whoa!
Ceremonial Grade Matcha has been used for centuries for it’s amazing detoxing, metabolism boosting, mind focusing benefits. Today, with all the environmental toxins which our bodies are exposed to on a daily basis, it is more important that even to keep our body safe with proper antioxidant support.
What do antioxidants do?
They are our bodies defense system against these toxins. They literally take out the trash. The chlorophyll in matcha will help your body eliminate not only environmental toxins but heavy metals as well.
“Using the testing method known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), experts at Tufts University discovered that matcha possesses an amazing twenty times more so than pomegranates or blueberries. Matcha’s ORAC rating is a mighty 1573 units per gram, compared to pomegranates 105 units per gram or blueberries 93 units.” (http://matchasource.com/health-benefits-of-matcha-tea/)
Can Matcha really help me burn fat?
Yes. I know. I was skeptical at first…. But then #science. Consuming matcha can increase the bodies thermogenesis (rate of burning calories)! Along with delivering sustained energy and focus without the jitters. It’s not a magic pill, but paired with a whole food diet, matcha can aid in helping you maintain a healthy weight.
The great thing about increasing thermogenesis is that you burn more calories, upregulating your metabolism, the easier it is to maintain your weight while eating delicious foods!
Matcha + MCT are match made in heaven!
MCT= medium chain triglycerides. These are a short chain fatty acid that our body uses for energy. It’s found in coconut oil along with lauric acid and a bunch of other goodies. In the keto world we like to take it by itself, ingesting this specific form of fat is like taking a shot of energy.
When ingested they go directly to your liver and are metabolized into ketones for energy… MCT’s also increase thermogenesis!
MCT oils can sometimes lead to digestive distress in some folks. Probably because our diets have been sorely lacking in these essential fats for so long, so start small… 1 tsp, work your way up to 1 tablespoon a day.
Enter MCT powder! Most people repost it is easier to digest, travels well and doesn’t make a mess. Win!
Flexible Matcha Latte
This recipe uses MCT oil powder… but you can also use coconut milk or almond milk etc etc!
Looking for more free recipes?
Frothy, lightly sweetened, delicious matcha!
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on medium speed until frothy.
You may use heated unsweetened almond milk or other nut milk instead of water.
You may also use heated full fat coconut milk in the same amount as the water instead of water and mct oil.