Transferring your warm Matcha Latte into something cooler for summer.
1 400ml can of full-fat coconut milk
½ cup of alternate milk- I used almond/coconut blend
2-3 tsp. Matcha powder
Up to ¼ cup agave nectar (other sweeteners will also work)
Mix matcha with couple tbsp of your alternate milk to create a paste.
Once the mixture is smooth, add remaining milk.
Mix agave, matcha mix and coconut milk and freeze up to 4 hours.
These Pops are a great way to keep cool on those hot summer days without the guilty feeling. Coconut Matcha Pops are a sweet treat you can indulge in while still giving yourself the healthy goodness of our beloved Matcha. YUM!
Everything green is my motto. You can’t go wrong when going green. Whether you are adding greens to your eats, drink or being green through your daily activities. We all win with a little more green in our lives. And now I’m adding greens to my beauty regime.
Naturally, I have been blessed/cursed with dry skin but this winter my skin seems to be EXTRA dry. I’m attributing winter running as a big factor to this. The cold air has not been favourable to say the least; basically my skin has been feeling a bit like the beach lately – without the ice cold cerveza’s and tan lines. 🙂
I am trying to use up all the products I have before I buy anything new, which has led me to DIY facial masks. My latest combination is very simple and mega moisturizing.
Bananas, Matcha, honey and coconut oil are all great ingredients when it comes to natural skincare. Bananas moisturize and hydrate thanks to their potassium content. Once combined with coconut oil and its vitamin E composition – you’re looking at a moisture powerhouse ready to nourish and repair. Adding raw honey adds the element of a natural antibacterial that cleans out pores. And lastly, adding in the powerful Matcha packed with minerals that will stimulate and energize your skin cells, fighting signs of aging. This is an at home beauty mask that you’ll absolutely love!
1.5 tbsp Matcha
1 tbsp raw organic honey
1 tbsp organic coconut oil
Mash banana well with fork until smooth.
Stir in honey and coconut oil until combined.
Mix in Matcha until most lumps are gone. (this is tough, but a few lumps won’t kill anyone)
Evenly apply a thick layer of the mixture to your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse gently with lukewarm water.
You’ll likely only need third to half of the mixture, so feel free to half the recipe or eat the remaining half on its own or through it in a shake! 🙂
Who said you couldn’t have your greens in a warm and cozy cup… Ok not quite… But a good cup of Matcha offers many benefits to help kick off your day. This miracle elixir has been around for over a thousand years and is ever growing in popularity. While the best can be found at small Chinese tea shops, Matcha is easily available at most major tea and coffee retailers, when you are looking for convenience. I’ll often get my fix at Starbucks if needed and on the go. However, nothing beats sitting back and relaxing with a warm cup of greens before starting the day. Finding that moment of peace and calm in a delicious cup is beyond comforting.
It’s well known that Matcha is a ‘superfood’ we should not ignore. There are loads and loads of benefits that should be well noted and celebrated with each latte you make. Here are a few that are top in my books –
high in antioxidants, exponentially more than any other ‘superfood’
loaded with catchin EGCg, which is most powerful with cancer fighting properties
L-Theanine helps in calming, aiding in relaxation and meditation efforts
L-Theanine also produces dopamine and serotonin which enhance memory and concentration
a clean energy boost from combined nutrients vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
rich with chlorophyll, naturally detoxifying the body
boost to one’s metabolism, helping burn calories
natural antibiotic properties that fortify and stregthen the immune system
health properties that help fight heart disease, improve cholesterol and lower blood sugar
Making the perfect Matcha is kind of a no brainer, but here you’ll find a few of my special touches. This recipe yields 2 servings.
2 teaspoons of Matcha, 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, drizzle of maple syrup or coconut agave syrup.
Whisk the Matcha with a tbsp of water to get rid of lumps and clumps
In a small saucepan, bring the milk of your choice to a simmer over medium heat