The benefits of Matcha are endless. This drink has been a major staple in my diet for the past two years and I'm not sure where I would be without it. It is calming yet energizing at the same time. It uplifts and balances my mood. To be honest, I'm in love with Matcha.
If you are unsure what I am talking about, Matcha is a fine green tea powder originally from China. Powdered tea was used in Zen ceremonies dating back to the 7th century. Japanese monks visited China and invested in this industry to let the world know how amazing Matcha is to the human body.
1 cup of Matcha Tea is equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea.
My journey with green tea started in high school when I researched about it's beneficial qualities. Back then, I drank green tea because I thought it would help me lose weight, clear my skin and give me energy. No matter how many cups I drank a day, I'm not sure if I ever really reached those goals.
Then, I met Matcha. Creamy, delicate and soothing to the mind, body and soul. When researching today, one website states:
"-When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf
-Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea.
-One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content" (2019).
When it comes to natural nutrition, you are always going to have those people who don't believe in it. No matter how many times I tell people to look at the science, they are not convinced. (They are the ones missing out).
Now, let's get into the benefits of Matcha powder:
Here are some websites I used for the following information. I like it to always be backed up by science.
Now that you know some of the wonderful benefits of this, I hope you try it out for yourself.
Here is my current morning recipe:
* I like to add Maca root, Ashgandwanda root, Mushroom blends and Spirulina to mine for extra health benefits.*
If you end up trying Matcha after reading this post, send me a photo of yours!
This is How To Flourish
As most of you may already know, energy balls are an easy and delicious way to fuel your body throughout the day. I prefer to have mine for breakfast each morning or a snack later in the day. What some of you may not know is that classic energy balls can be full of excess fat and sugar. To make the best ones for your health and digestion, you must chose real, natural ingredients.
If you don't know what energy balls are, they are a mixture of nut butter, honey, oats, nuts and seeds that are rolled up into a ball and chilled. THEY ARE DELICIOUS. & healthy.
Here is the recipe I used today. I didn't measure anything, just threw it all into a bowl. Really, you can take whatever ingredients you have in your cupboard to make a delicious snack.
Large Flake Oats
Hemp Protein Powder
Fermented Vanilla Protein Powder
Put all ingredients into a bowl, add a few tablespoons of water and begin to mix. It is easiest to wet your hands and hand mix yourself to get the right consistency. Roll into balls and chill.
I like to focus my cooking and baking on being simple. I wanted these ones to be green and full of vitamins and antioxidants. Some ideas of flavours to add are
A great idea for buying your ingredients is brining your empty containers to Bulk Barn and loading up on nuts, seeds, chocolate, oats etc. Then you don't have to buy or use plastic.
If you end up making this recipe, take a picture and show me!