You will keep your cells youngOne of the “blue zones” or areas where the oldest people in the world live
It is the Japanese island of Okinawa. In addition to following a diet rich in seaweed, fresh fish and vegetables, matcha tea is part of their daily routine. It has been shown to combat inflammation, oxidative stress and the deterioration of connective tissues.
Its antioxidant levels are incomparableMatcha tea is one of the richest sources of antioxidants that exist. One cup contains 137 more antioxidants than a cup of regular green tea, 60.5 times more iron than raw spinach, and 17 times more iron than blueberries.
Prevents cancerIts richness in polyphenols, specifically catechins, makes this drink the queen in the fight against free radicals. Of all the catechins, the most active when it comes to fighting diseases is epigallocatechin galata (EGCG), widely present in matcha tea.
Helps in weight controlThe thermogenic properties of matcha tea promote faster and more efficient fat burning, ideal for weight loss diets. Along with a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, it is your best ally. Forget light sodas and switch to matcha.
Detoxify your body
Purifies the body due to its chlorophyll content (characteristic of deep green foods). It oxygenates the blood and promotes the expulsion of toxins, so its regular consumption favors beautiful skin and shiny hair.
It will give you non-stop energyIt has L-theanine, an amino acid found exclusively in the tea plant. This amino acid acts as a barrier against the stimulation caused by caffeine, revitalizing and promoting a lasting state of concentration and clarity. Reduces blood pressure and improves memory.
It will make you stop feeling bloated
Being composed of ground green tea leaves, its high fiber content fights constipation. In addition, this dietary fiber balances blood glucose and satiates us more than any other stimulating drink.
Matcha Latte by Delicias Kitchen
Photo and recipe: DeliciasKitchen
Refreshing drink based on matcha tea and plant milk, full of antioxidants and perfect for concentrating and staying awake.
- 1 cup (250ml) homemade almond milk (or the non-dairy milk of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon organic matcha tea
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (or whatever sweetener you prefer or leave it unsweetened)
- Pinch of vanilla (optional)
- We will set aside a tablespoon of milk, so that we can dissolve the matcha tea very well and that there are no lumps.
- In a glass we will pour the rest of the very cold milk and add the rest of the ingredients, including the diluted matcha.
- We will stir very well and serve very cold, even with ice if you feel like it.
- I use unsweetened homemade milk, and I add a small amount of sugar, and sometimes even no sweetener, but if you like it sweeter you can add the amount you like.