There’s no shortage of delicious summer matcha recipes, from smoothies to ice cream to salad dressing, matcha is a great addition to your summer menu. But this delicious green tea powder can also add a much-needed energy boost to your favorite winter drinks.
Check out our 5 favorite ways to warm up with matcha below … don’t forget to bookmark this page for when you need some extra motivation on a frosty winter morning!
5. Warm Matcha Porridge
Nothing says winter like a bowl of porridge: it’s warm, it’s nutritious, and it is famous for providing a potent energy boost. Why not spice up a classic by adding your favorite new superfood? This chia-based version of matcha porridge by Hungry Healthy Happy is a sweet treat loaded with tasty and natural ingredients like honey, pomegranate and desiccated coconut. This green dream porridge is perfect for powering up before a busy day!
4. Matcha Broccoli Pesto
Winter’s cold temperatures mean your body uses up more calories so that you can stay warm, so you can afford to be a bit more relaxed about your calorie consumption. There are few things more comforting on a cold winter day than a bowl of warm pasta. You can enjoy this delicious matcha pesto by Curried Cantaloupe on pasta, rice, or tossed with grilled vegetables!
3. Matcha Shortbread Cookies
The holidays would not be the same without the sugary, buttery bits of goodness known as shortbread cookies. Traditionally made with sugar, butter and flour these cookies should be consumed in moderation. Although The Cookie Writer’s matcha shortbread cookie recipe is can’t be considered “healthy” it does contain matcha, an antioxidant-packed ingredient that adds health benefits, as well as a truly unique taste!
2. Green Tea Coconut Rice
Feast your senses with this truly inspired, simple dish. Created by The Food Poet, this recipe mixes the flavors of Southeast Asia with one of the Japan’s main exports: green tea! You can change up the recipe to your liking, whether you’re looking for a more coconut-y flavor or you want to focus your taste buds on the distinct taste of matcha, you’re definitely in for a slightly sweet, slightly savory, all around delicious treat.
1.White Hot Matchocolate
Another jewel from Curried Cantaloupe, this recipe has the potential to become your new go-to drink during the holidays. Combining matcha with white chocolate, this drink mixes sweetness with that iconic umami flavor that’s unique to matcha. Plus, it will give you a great energy boost while keeping you warm, all while you’re drinking something delicious and Christmas-colored!
We hope you have fun experimenting with some of our favorite matcha creations.
What’s your go-to matcha recipe for a cold day? Tell us in the comments below!