Modern taste buds love matcha. You can find it flavoring things from soba noodles and lattes, to fudge, ice cream, smoothies and cakes. And rightly so, this bright green powder is a natural energizer and a perfect caffeine free alternative to a coffee when you’re in need of an energy boost. The natural increase in energy is sustainable and even has a calming effect.
Pure calming power? Absolutely. The green powdered tea has been used for centuries for increased focus and clarity of the mind for meditation. You can find out more about the history of matcha in our previous article.
Here are some of our TrueStory favorite recipes to get your green power fix:
This bowl of delicious is the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up, when that familiar craving for a sweet energy kick takes over.
2 Frozen bananas (cut in chunks)
1-2 tsp Matcha powder
Blend ingredients together in a blender until smooth, that’s it!
Raw Vegan Matcha Cheesecake
This mega raw vegan cheesecake is intensely rich and incredibly satisfying. Don’t let the vegan fool you, it’s as creamy as….cream.
1/2 cup almonds
1tsp cashew butter
1tsp coconut sugar
1tsp maple syrup
1 tsp coconut oil
pinch of salt
2 cups (soaked) cashews
1/2 cup almond milk
4 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp coconut sugar
2-3 tsp matcha tea
pinch of salt
2 tbsp (liquid) coconut oil
1/4 fresh blueberries
Pulse almonds in a food processor until partially broken down
Add and process the remain ingredients until stick and crumbled
Press crust into cake tin, forming an even layer. free for 30 min/until firm
Blend all ingredients (except coconut oil and blueberries) on high speed in blender till smooth
Add coconut coild and blend on slow for a few seconds, until mixed in.
Pour the crea filling over base, freeze for at least 3 hours
Remove cake from tin, refrigerate 1 hour before serving
Garnish with matcha and blueberries!
Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls
Raw, packed with natural energy and delicious, these balls of energy are simple and tasty. You can switch up, change or add ingredients and they'll still taste great. Store in the fridge, or freeze
1 cup dates
1 cup cashews
¼ cup oats
2 tbs Unsweetened cacao powder
2 tbs nut milk
Add all ingredients into the food processor; blitz till ground
Roll into small balls
Roll the balls in matcha powder
(They can be kept a week in the fridge, or longer in the freezer)