More than ever, health and wellness are top of mind as people head into the summer. Many are reevaluating their nutrition and fitness routines in an effort to promote longevity and improve their long term health.
If you’re a fan of matcha tea, you’re likely already aware of its numerous health benefits. Matcha tea is known to deliver the same amount of caffeine as coffee, without the crash and internal jitters. Cancer-fighting properties, anti-aging effects and boosted metabolism are a few of the other reasons matcha is gaining attention. (Pro tip: Our Boxed Matchasticks are a perfect way to reap the benefits of this antioxidant powerhouse during the summertime.)
As awareness increases, many are looking for new ways to enjoy matcha tea on a regular basis, while avoiding flavor fatigue. Good news: drinking matcha tea isn’t your only option. Here are seven unique matcha recipes to try this summer.
Matcha Ice Cream
This one will cure your sweet tooth and keep you caffeinated for hours! Matcha ice cream is the ultimate summer treat. Candice Walker walks you through making Matcha ice cream on her blog “Proportional Plate,” which focuses on plant-based recipes!
Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are becoming a trendy summer snack. Check out this video recipe from our friends at Art of Tea, which combines the nutritional benefits of matcha tea and traditional smoothie bowls. Switch it up by adding your favorite berries and substitute the nuts for various types of granola.
Mango Matcha Popsicles
Leave the guilt behind when you indulge in this summer treat! It takes just five ingredients to create this delicious popsicle, which also happens to be packed with nutrients! The top half is a blend of coconut milk, matcha powder, and agave nectar (a sweetener found in most baking aisles near sugars and other sweeteners). The bottom half combines coconut milk, mango, and lemon juice!
Check out Sipsby’s take on this recipe for baking instructions.
Starbucks Copycat Matcha Lemonade
Starbucks debuted its Matcha lemonade alongside three other iced dairy-free drinks in 2017, supporting the Born This Way foundation.
The drink has continued to grow in popularity. Nutritional therapy practitioner and food blogger Michelle Hoover created a recipe she says mimics the Starbucks version.
This recipe is for those looking to kick it up a notch! Coffee moves over to make room for its healthier counterpart in this take on a classic Italian dessert. Check out this recipe from Plant Based News.
If you’re looking for a challenge, try your hand at Matcha shortbread and set up the campfire for matcha s’mores! This unique recipe can be found on a bake off blog known as The Pancake Princess. Super committed to the graham crackers? Try Matcha marshmallows instead, courtesy of Food Blog Virtual Assistant CEO Ceryl Malik.
Looking to invigorate your morning breakfast routine? Enter Matcha waffles - a new way to fuel up for a summer adventure. Top with your favorite fresh fruit! This is another awesome recipe from our friends at Art of Tea!
Looking for even more Matcha recipes? Art of Tea has put together this great Matcha Recipe Roundup.
Interested in trying our Matchasticks? Boxed Water is proud to partner with Art of Tea. Our pre-measured Boxed Matchasticks are light and heat resistant, and packed with three varieties of organic green tea. Pour one of the Boxed Matchasticks into our 92% plant-based cartons, shake and go! Ready to try Boxed Matcha? Order Matcha Online.