Matcha tea is made from the younger leaves of green tea and therefore has more concentrated properties, being rich in antioxidants and having a strong thermogenic effect, favoring the burning of calories and helping in weight loss. In addition, this tea is also excellent for improving mental concentration ability.
Besides tea, matcha can also be consumed as an ingredient in recipes for cakes, breads, and juices, and is easy to use in daily food. Recommended daily intake is 2 to 3 teaspoons of matcha powder per day, which equals 2 or 3 cups of tea ready.
Benefits of Matcha Tea
Matcha tea is richer in antioxidants than green tea, and has benefits like:
- Increase metabolism, favoring weight loss;
- Prevent diseases like flu, colds, and cancer;
- Preventing premature aging;
- Control blood pressure;
- Improve mood and concentration.
A good tip to increase the fat burning effect of matcha tea is to take a cup after exercise as this will keep the metabolism active for longer by increasing weight loss.
How To Make Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is sold in the form of powder, and has a frothy appearance after being prepared, being slightly bitter. Here is how to prepare the tea.
- 1 teaspoon Matcha
- 60-100 ml filtered or bottled water
How To Prepare
Heat the water until the first boiling bubbles start, turn off the heat and wait for a little cooling. Put in a cup already with the matcha powder, mixing until the powder dissolves completely. To make the tea taste lighter, more water can be added to make up to about 200 ml.
It is also possible to add cinnamon or ginger shavings in tea to soften the flavor and boost the anti-inflammatory properties of tea.
Tropical juice with matcha
Another recipe rich in antioxidants is tropical juice with matcha:
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup soy milk or almonds
1 teaspoon matcha
How to Prepare
Beat all the ingredients in the blender and serve ice cream, preferably without sweetening.