Matcha 3 Ways

Matcha is one of my favorite super foods (aside from wine of course) and since I have a giant pouch of Matcha Ninja I thought– why not use it to create some healthy recipes!? These range from quick, to more involved to intricate, so hopefully one of these is something you will make a staple in your diet. Love matcha? So do we! We created three yummy, healthy matcha recipes, packed with energy and clean ingredients you're going to absolutely LOVE. Love matcha? So do we! We created three yummy, healthy matcha recipes, packed with energy and clean ingredients you're going to absolutely LOVE. Love matcha? So do we! We created three yummy, healthy matcha recipes, packed with energy and clean ingredients you're going to absolutely LOVE. Love matcha? So do we! We created three yummy, healthy matcha recipes, packed with energy and clean ingredients you're going to absolutely LOVE. Love matcha? So do we! We created three yummy, healthy matcha recipes, packed with energy and clean ingredients you're going to absolutely LOVE. Love matcha? So do we! We created three yummy, healthy matcha recipes, packed with energy and clean ingredients you're going to absolutely LOVE.

Green Matcha Mint Smoothie

Sneaking spinach into smoothies is an awesome way to get those greens in. I also love matcha for its health benefits and for the non jittery energy boost I get from it. Toss in some fresh mint for a refreshing, summery surprise and you have the ultimate green smoothie.

Recipe yields 1 green smoothie, healthy treats, hey little rebel, heylittlerebel.com

  • 30 g baby spinach
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 3 mint leaves, torn*
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup cashew milk

*optional

Add all above ingredients to a blender and blend. Pour into glass and enjoy!

Macros:
Protein
  15 g
Carbs – 35 g
Fat – 2 g
Fiber – 9 g
Sugar – 20 g
Total Calories: 214

Matcha Protein Balls

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These are an awesome, easy to grab clean snack especially when you’re on the go. I love the energy the matcha provides and the fat from the nut butter keeps me satiated.

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  • 1 jar Vanilla Maple Fluffbutter (or you can use a nut butter of your choice) 
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 scoops of your favorite chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Matcha powder
  • cocoa powder to sprinkle on top

Toss all ingredients except for the cocoa powder into a food processor. Blend until mixture begins to stick together. Scoop into balls (I weighed each of mine at 20g each) and dust lightly with cocoa powder.

Macros per ball:
Protein
  7.24 g
Carbs – 5.4 g
Fat – 6 g
Fiber – 1 g
Sugar – 1.8 g
Total Calories: 103

Matcha Ice Cream

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Green tea ice cream is one of my favorites and I love using matcha instead of taking the time to steep tea leaves. It packs that healthy antioxidant punch and is so creamy and delicious.

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Recipe yields 4 servings.

  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 can low-fat evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Monk Fruit in the Raw (or Stevia) divided in half
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder

Combine first 4 ingredients and half of the Monk Fruit (or Stevia) in a medium, heavy saucepan. Whisk in matcha powder until combined. Heat until small bubbles form (do NOT boil) around the edges or mixture hits 180 degrees (I use a candy thermometer) then remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. In a separate, medium sized bowl whisk the remaining monk fruit with the egg yolks. Stirring constantly, slowly add the milk mixture to the egg mixture and return to pan once combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture hits 160 degrees. Remove from heat and place pan in an ice bath, stirring occasionally until mixture is cool (about 20 minutes or so).

Turn on ice cream maker and pour in mixture. Let mix for 20-30 minutes or until mixture appears to resemble soft serve. Spoon into freezer-safe container and freeze until firm (about 3 hours).

Macros:
Protein
  9.75 g
Carbs – 22.75 g
Fat – 11 g
Fiber – 0.75 g
Sugar – 16.5 g
Total Calories: 245

Do you LOVE matcha?? What are some of your favorite recipes?

Image credit: Shutterstock

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