Most people hear Matcha and they think, “Oh, that green tea stuff.” Yes, it is a green tea—but you don’t have to brew up a steaming cup of this stuff to ingest its many health benefits. Besides drinking this traditional Japanese tea, you can also eat Matcha.
How? By adding this grassy green powder to some of your favored foods.
For those of you who don’t like tea, this is great news! Now you can still consume all of Matcha green tea’s antioxidants by eating soba noodles or Japanese candies or making your own Matcha-enhanced recipes. And it’s really easy to do. Basically all you need to do is add in or sprinkle on top some Matcha powder to various breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods, as well as desserts. Seriously, the food list is endless. From baked goods to soups to guacamole, oatmeal and even popsicles, Matcha makes even the not-so-good-for-you treats a little better for you.
Here are some of our favorite Matcha-added recipes.
Toasted with butter or hot and fresh out of the oven for an after school snack, this lemon loaf with a teaspoon of Ujido Matcha powder will give your grandma’s banana bread a run for its money as your favorite loaf.
We all need a little morning pick-me-up, and this Matcha-flavored dish gives you a healthy boost minus the afternoon crash, unlike your normal cup of coffee. Simply mix in one teaspoon of Ujido Matcha powder with Greek yogurt, chia seeds and honey and then top it off with some fresh strawberries and blueberries (or whatever fruit you like best) and some granola for a flavorful and easy-to-make breakfast.
We weren’t kidding when we said you could make popsicles with Matcha, and these are 10 times better than any store-bought popsicles you can buy. They only take 5 minutes to make, then need 4-6 hours to freeze, but once they’re done you can enjoy—and trust us, your whole family will enjoy them.
If you’re curious what else you can make with Matcha green tea powder, check out some of our other well-liked Matcha recipes.