This Antioxidant Tea Will Make January Your Healthiest Month Yet

@adenorah

 

 

So, there’s yet another trend on Instagram – and you may have heard of or even had Green Matcha before, but this time it’s Blue Matcha that’s stealing the spotlight and gathering a lot of attention. And as you can imagine, our Pinterest feeds are filling up with blue smoothies, lattes, and porridge bowls. But, we only have one question; what is Blue Matcha?

Ok, so it’s all natural, all organic and very nutritional. It’s basically a tea powder that you can mix into whatever. It tastes quite mild, similar to green tea but a little sweeter. And you haven’t even heard the best part! Blue Matcha contains anti-oxidants, which in brief really promotes better cell health that will protect you from cancer and other diseases (plus it’s supposed to be really good for fighting off signs of aging).

Blue Matcha vs Green Matcha… What’s better?

It turns out the two are very different – despite sharing the same name. The difference is the level of anti-oxidants that are packed into the powder. Green Matcha is in fact, much better for you if you are striving for ultimate nutrition. It has more anti-oxidants than ten cups of tea (that’s a lot of tea). So, if you’re looking for hardcore health benefits then stick to Green Matcha, but if you want to spice up your Instagrams and still do something great for your body then give these recipes a go:
 

1. Blue Matcha Smoothie Bowl Recipe:

@plantbasedbrekkie

 

Smoothie bowls are a huge thing! And, I for one, love them! They’re super easy and quick to make, which means eating healthier won’t take that much effort. This recipe is the perfect breakfast to fuel you for the day – and it will also help you start your day the right way!

All it takes is…

100 g of fresh young coconut meat
1 cup of plant milk or coconut water
2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 – 2 tsp of blue matcha

 

2. No Sugar Chia Pudding & Blue Banana Nicecream:

@emojeefood

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty obsessed with ice-cream! I mean, what girl isn’t? But all those calories aren’t so good, so why not try something a lot healthier that tastes just as good? This nicecream will be your new healthy addiction!

All it takes…

2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
1 ripe frozen banana
1 tsp blue matcha
Optional scoop of protein powder

Little tip: Mix together milk and chia seeds in a bowl and store in the fridge overnight

 

3. Galaxy Smoothie Bowl:

@naturally.jo

This recipe comes from an amazing sixteen-year-old, who knows a thing or two about vegan cooking! She’s amazing and inspiring and has the coolest Instagram feed every – definitely food goals! So you must give this recipe a try!

All you need:

1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1 cup steamed and frozen cauliflower
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop vanilla blue matcha powder
1 TBS nut butter, I like a salted nut/seed butter
1 TBS cocoa powder (optional)
a couple sweet dark cherries (optional)
giant handful of spinach (optional)

Toppings: shredded coconut, cacao nibs or shaved dark chocolate, fresh blueberries

 

All it takes:

1. Add all ingredients to blender – except for topping, which is for last!

2. Add the almond milk first, followed by the Blue Matcha powder, followed by the fruit

3. You want the consistency to be smooth and buttery. Continue blending, adding more nut butter and/or almond milk to thin

4. To finish top with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, and fresh blueberries.

 

 

Will you give it a go? Let me know in the comments below…

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Elizabeth Smith

Hi, I’m an Editorial Assistant and Content Creator here at CGD! I’m an ambitious award winning writer with an extensive background in literature and critical theory. I specialise also in digital marketing, creating engaging content, working with press and creating client relations.

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