Matcha tea lends itself to some very healthy and tasty vegan recipes. A single cup of matcha reportedly has antioxidants equivalent to what you’ll find in 10 cups of green tea. The antioxidant EGCG brings about a sense of calm alertness, and there have been studies that show that show its ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Greens like matcha are also recommended as a natural ingredient in hair fall remedies.
Here are some very vegan but delicious recipes you can prepare with matcha:
Matcha Vegan Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Probiotic vegan yogurt is a really healthy and tasty proposition. Probiotics in yogurt strengthen the immune system and are great for maintaining healthy intestines. Probiotic vegan yogurt is high in protein content too. Add matcha, some blood orange slices, maple syrup and walnuts and the health and taste quotients shoot up.
Oranges are rich in A, B and C vitamins. They also contain copper, calcium, potassium and dietary fiber.
Maple syrup is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium and other important minerals. It also contains vitamins including B6, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin. Walnuts contain vitamin E, melatonin, folate and omega-3 fats that protect the nerves.
Green Tea Protein Pancakes
If you've forgotten pancakes since you’ve become vegan, this one will light you up. You can make vegan pancakes with matcha. With a topping of vegan yogurt, nuts, and some chocolate syrup, here is one delicious recipe. Plus, it’s gluten-free. Here are the ingredients:
For the pancake batter you need:
For the topping, you need:
For the chocolate syrup, you need:
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Almond milk is rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, and E, thiamine, riboflavin, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, sodium and phosphorus.
Hemp is a plant-based protein that contains essential amino acids. Brown rice powder contains the husk, which makes it more nutritious, containing vitamins, calcium, zinc and fiber.
Creamy Greens Matcha Soup
All this while, we’ve been talking about sweet matcha recipes to be had as snacks. But here’s a recipe that you can serve as the perfect lunch starter.
Kale is fiber-rich and also contains protein, the B vitamin folate, vitamins A, C and K, and one of the omega-3 fatty acids called alpha-linolenic acid.
Coconut milk contains a host of minerals as well as vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, C, and E. It’s also full of fiber and being lactose-free it is a great substitute for cow’s milk for lactose intolerant people (and in our case vegans).
Potatoes have phytonutrients that function like antioxidants. A great source of vitamin B6, they also contain vitamin C and dietary fiber as well as potassium and other minerals and nutrients.
Cayenne pepper helps in digestion, prevents clotting of blood, and boosts the body’s metabolism. Black pepper has many of these qualities along with antibacterial qualities and helps in neurological health.
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By Catalin Zorzini
Catalin is the founder of Ecommerce Platforms and Web App Meister. He blogs about matcha, Japanese lifestyle, and mindfulness at matcha-tea.com. He's a design enthusiast and loves matcha, and is uber passionate about blockchain technology and travel.
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