Matcha is a favorite of fitness gurus and those looking to make an immediate impact on their overall health. But if you’re on a diet like the paleo, it can be hard to incorporate your favorite version of green tea into your diet.
Luckily, these five recipes make doing just that a simple, enjoyable process.
Raw Matcha Macaroons
This recipe combines everything you love about macaroons with the health benefits of matcha. Plus, it’s friendly to just about every diet – paleo, vegan, and gluten and dairy-free.
By combining coconut, dark chocolate, and a hearty dose of matcha, these macaroons are baked, then refrigerated, delivering a cold, sweet snack that’s as good for your waistline as it is for your soul.
Key Lime Matcha Poke Cake
Who doesn’t love a good key lime pie? Well, folks on the paleo or keto diet may not be too happy about it, since they can’t really eat it.
But, as with most food, there’s a great recipe out there to help you enjoy key lime without the guilt of breaking your diet.
Egg whites, almond and coconut flower, make this a low-carb, matcha-filled dessert that you’ll always enjoy.
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Something about the smell of warm chocolate chip cookies – especially as summer gives way to fall – that can put a smile on anyone’s face. If you’re dieting, though, it’s hard to resist the temptation of these great treats.
Matcha comes to the rescue, though, by being a key ingredient in these delectable mint chocolate chip cookies.
Almond flour, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar are the ingredients that really make this recipe healthy – and tasty.
Gluten-Free Matcha Blueberry Muffins
Finding breakfast food that’s both quick and healthy is a pretty tall order. There’s a reason muffins, donuts, and Hot Pockets are so popular.
You can get in on the morning action as well with these gluten-free and fully-loaded matcha blueberry muffins.
Almond meal and chia seeds are the key to getting these muffins to stay light and fluffy, without adding any fluff to your waistline.
Frothy Matcha Latte
Lattes are a no-go for anyone on the paleo diet, but a matcha latte? That’s something you can indulge in.
The green tea taste will obviously be strong, but in addition to matcha, this recipe involves unsweetened coconut milk, honey, and water.
Even when you’re on a diet as strict as the paleo, you can still find ways to enjoy the same – or similar – foods that you did beforehand.