Thinking about taking charge of your health this spring?
There are hard ways to do that…and then there’s the easy way.
When we line up our long list of weekly video tutorials and blog posts, we think about our subscribers. Where you’re at and where you want to be. Sometimes we offer a full meal (Chicken Shawarma) and other times we like to offer up simple tips and easy recipes to suit everyone.
Today, we are introducing you to Matcha, a green tea powder that has been used for centuries in Eastern cultures. If you’re plugged in to current food trends, then you may already know about this powerful stuff. However, at Vie we are constantly getting a stream of folks who are new to the food world. They’re trying to break through, and who can blame them? It’s a pretty awesome place to land.
In our video today, we’ll be making Matcha Lattes and Matcha Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Fruit & Granola.
Both recipes aim to please.
We suggest adding these recipes into your Breakfast or Snack repertoires, and we encourage you to use them as a jumping off point for even wilder culinary adventures!
Enjoy this antioxidant-rich powder and keep calm knowing that Matcha has been proven to not only jump start your clarity and creative thinking, but can also boost your metabolism and give you much-needed energy throughout your busy day. Matcha is also quite detoxifying, so let the cleansing begin.
Smooth, creamy & green with the good stuff! This tea will calm you down while giving you an energy boost all at once.
1-2 tsp matcha green tea powder, unsweetened
2-4 cups milk or nut milk
1-2 tsp agave, honey or sriracha honey
- Heat milk until warm in a saucepan.
- Add the matcha to the bottom of your bowl or mug and add a small amount of warmed milk, whisking to combine and prevent lumps.
- Add your sweetener and whisk.
- Add the rest of the milk and honey to taste.
- Serve warm and often as a great late-morning or afternoon boost.
Matcha Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Fruit & Granola
We served these recently at the St. Patrick's Day Sprint Duathlon at ACAC and they were a huge hit! The Matcha adds a beautiful and unique color to the yogurt and offers a slightly bitter, yet satisfying, flavor that works well with the sharpness of the fruit and sweetness of the granola.
Follow this recipe then let the experimenting begin as you layer your own parfaits just the way you like.
1 quart Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp Matcha green tea powder
2 Tbsp sugar, honey or agave
1 bag of your favorite granola
1 granny smith apple, diced
1 green pear, diced
- Mix Greek yogurt, Matcha and sugar until smooth. Allow to sit for 5 minutes while the sugar dissolves, then mix again.
- Layer in diced fruit, yogurt, granola...then repeat.
- Serve cold.