October is the sweetest month of the year. We all buy and eat more than our fair share of pumpkin flavored desserts and Halloween candy. October is also the month when National Sweetest Day takes place—a day originally called Candy Day in the early 1900s.
If you don’t want to increase your number of cavities and those numbers on the scale, but you aren’t willing to give up your sweet tooth, then it’s time you start using Sweet Matcha powder. Sweetened with natural sugars that are both sugar and calorie free, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without paying unwanted dentist bills.
For low-sugar and healthier versions of your favorite drinks and treats, try any one of these top uses for Sweet Matcha powder.
1. Hot or Sweet Iced Matcha Green Tea
As the song goes, some like it hot. And most Matcha drinkers prefer hot to cold tea. To make hot Matcha tea, which takes virtually no time at all to make, mix one packet of Ujido Sweet Matcha powder with 6 oz. of hot water.
During the scorching summer months, or if you just live in a hot, humid climate, a glass of sweet iced Matcha tea is more refreshing than a hot one. So if you prefer to drink your Sweet Matcha cold, use 6 oz. of cold water instead.
2. Sweet Matcha Latte
Sweet Matcha powder was made for lattes. And like Matcha tea, you can make your Sweet Matcha latte hot or cold.
For a hot Matcha latte, you’ll need Sweet Matcha, water, milk and cream. Mix the Sweet Matcha powder packet and water together, then froth your milk and cream and pour it into the dissolved Matcha. If you’re not super concerned about your sugar intake, you can sweeten your Sweet Matcha latte up even more by adding honey and vanilla bean paste after whisking the Sweet Matcha powder and water together.
On the cooler side, try an Iced Lemon Matcha Latte. Make this delicious drink using 2 Tbsp. of Sweet Matcha, 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice, one cup of warm water and one cup of almond milk. Mix the first three ingredients together, let the drink chill in the fridge for 15 minutes, pour into a glass with ice and then add your almond milk.
3. Matcha White Hot Cocoa
With the winter holidays upon us, few things sound better than cuddling up next to a fire drinking a steaming cup of hot chocolate—except if you swap your sugar and calorie-loaded regular hot chocolate for this Matcha and white chocolate recipe. All you need is a packet of Sweet Matcha powder, white chocolate wafers, milk and whipped cream. Yum!
4. Creamy Matcha Frozen Yogurt
Healthy and easy to whip up, this Matcha frozen yogurt recipe is the perfect late-night snack. While our original recipe calls for regular Ujido Matcha powder, if you ask me, it tastes even better when you use Sweet Matcha. And if you don’t have an ice cream maker yet, let this recipe be your excuse to get one, or at least to ask for one for Christmas this year.
5. Matcha Chia Seed Pudding
Sweet Matcha powder isn’t just for afternoon pick-me-ups or evening treats. It’s also a great way to start your morning. Green eggs and ham may not sound good, but green-hued Matcha chia seed pudding should. In less than five minutes, and using only five ingredients, this doesn’t just look good, it also tastes good and is good for you. It’s packed with lots of fiber and protein, and using Sweet Matcha and your choice of fruit topping adds the perfect amount of natural sweetness.