We all know what green tea is and the great benefits that it has on our health. So what does Matcha have to do with green tea? Matcha is actually the powdered version of green tea, In Japanese MA means powder and CHA is tea, thus powdered tea. Seems like a trendy drink now, but Matcha actually dates back to thousands of years. It is said that the best tea comes from Japan, and 20 days before harvest the leaves are put in the shade, turning the leaves a darker shade of green boosting the chlorophyll and the amino acids in the leaves. What does this do? Basically, it’s green tea on steroids! One of Matcha’s great benefits is that it helps prevent the wrinkles and sagging to our skin.
Matcha can be enjoyed on its own, but I like drinking mine as a latte. When you add the healthy fats, you add bonus benefits. Healthy fats help our skins radiance, nourishment and hydration. I like to add grass fed butter to my Matcha. Grass fed butter is full of vitamins; vitamin A, E, and K, which are essential for our health. So next time you want to order a vanilla latte, do yourself and your skin a favor and try a matcha latte for a glowing complexion. Below is my favorite recipe.
½ cup of boiling water
1 tablespoon of unsalted grass fed butter ( I like Kerrygold)
1 teaspoon of Matcha
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
honey or a date to sweeten
put it all in the blender and enjoy!