Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a fine green powder made from green tea leaves- which contains a special type of plant flavonol called Catechins (which contain antioxidants) – recent research has shown that one cup of matcha has 100 times the antioxidants compared to green tea (and green has about double the levels found in black tea). The powerful Catechins provided by Matcha reduces the production of free radicals and, as a result, helps to protect the DNA of our cells, including that of the egg and sperm cells (anti-ageing). Matcha also contains a good amount of the amino acid L-Theanine which has a calming effect on the body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety and aids sleep.
To make your Iced Matcha Latte
1 tsp Matcha Powder
200ml plant-based milk of your choice
Handful of ice cubes
In a bowl, mix 1 tsp Matcha powder with a small amount of hot water until combined
Add a further 200ml hot water and mix again
Pour your chosen plant-based milk into a glass or clean pretty jam jar (recycled!) containing the ice and next pour over the Matcha brew. Stir with a recyclable straw and enjoy!