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What’s the Matcha Magic?


It seems the world has gone green with envy over this stuff. Those who have their hands on it can’t get enough of it’s earthy taste and awesome health benefits. So whats the go with this new healthy tea stuff? Good question…

WHAT IS IT?

Matcha Powder is green tea leaves, ground. Schimples. Matcha has been consumed for centuries in Japan as part of their traditional tea ceremony, but it’s recently become mainstream amongst health foodies for it’s healthful properties.

WHY IS IT SO MATCH-ICAL?

The benefits of green tea are well known – metabolism-boosting, antioxidising goodness that can boost your immune system. However, matcha powder is more concentrated than the usual green tea leaves, with up to137 x the antioxidants of the regular stuff! It also makes a great pre- or post-workout option for your daily fitness regime. I love it in my morning smoothie.

HOW DO I USE IT?

Traditionally, its amazing in a latte. Add it to some hot milk and stir – thats about it. BUT if you want to get a bit creative, add it to your favourite protein balls, smoothies and raw cheesecakes. You and also sprinkle it over your muesli, stir though yoghurt or add to your morning oats. The possibilities are endless!

 

ADD IT TO YOUR PROTEIN BALLS, SMOOTHIES + RAW CHEESECAKES

Fit Mixes + Matcha Tea
Fit Mixes Protein Balls rolled with @matcha_maiden’s matcha, from @emersoncooks

WHERE DO I GET A MATCHA FIX?

There’s lots of matcha products out there, but I personally love certified organic Matcha Maiden. You just have to check out their instagram for amazing matcha inspiration, and how impressed their thousands of customers are.

 

Now go make some matcha magic Fitties!

the fit foodie

About Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for two national health magazines, has launched her own range of healthy Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Chocolate Everyday.

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6 Responses to “What’s the Matcha Magic?”

  1. Shannon O'Hara

    Amazing! I just bought some matcha and will definitely be adding it to my smoothie tomorrow morning 🙂 Thanks for the post, it was really informative!

    • Sally

      No worries Shannon, thanks for the feedback! Hope you enjoy its – its a great boost without the morning coffee 🙂

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  4. Martin Benes

    Really nice! I’m looking how i can use and drink it. This Article is helping me a lot.
    I will try it now with hot milk and stir. Thank you for that helpfule information! (:
    Best regards,
    Martin

  5. DarazPakistan

    I was also looking but i found you and your fitness articles very nice thanx for that kind of work
    DarazPakistan

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