Matcha Green Tea… Avocado Matcha Muffins (vegan/paleo/GF)

When I saw this muffin, with both AVOCADO and MATCHA as ingredients, I knew I had to share it with you. This muffin packs a punch when it comes to nutrients. The avocado throws in healthy fat and fiber, while the matcha kicks in TONS of nutrients and anti-oxidants. You really can’t go wrong with this one!

Check out this easy, healthy, blender muffin recipe that’s vegan AND paleo!

 

Until next time…Namaste my friends!

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Matcha Green Tea… 3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (No Machine!)

As we continue talking about all things Matcha this week, I’m diverting from the traditional use as a tea, and into the world of cooking with Matcha. Now, this isn’t something I’ve done myself, but REALLY want to try. We’ll start with something simple!

Today’s video below, is a super easy Matcha ice cream recipe, requiring NO MACHINE! ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time…Namaste my friends!

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Matcha Green Tea… Turmeric & Matcha Smoothie

I must have spent an hour looking for the right smoothie recipe. They are all very similar, but this one stood out for one reason – TURMERIC! Turmeric is an amazing spice with so many wonderful health benefits. Combine it with Matcha and WOW! What a powerful combination!

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The video below highlights a turmeric and Matcha smoothie. You can’t go wrong with this winning combination.

 

Until next time…Namaste my friends!

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Matcha Green Tea… Matcha Latte – Hot or Iced

Drinking a cup of Matcha every day is wonderful, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit. I made a hot Matcha Latte one day, and was HOOKED! SO GOOD!

Below are two videos – the first is for a hot Matcha Latte. The second is for an iced Matcha Latte.

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Until next time…Namaste my friends!

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Matcha Green Tea…Traditional Preparation Method (and three alternatives)

This week, I’m focusing on Matcha tea preparation and recipes. For more information on the incredible health benefits of matcha tea, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

I drink Matcha tea on a regular basis, so I decided to splurge and purchase traditional tools used in Japan to prepare this beautiful tea. (see below). Strictly speaking, they aren’t necessary to make a good cup of Matcha. However, I’ve made it with just a spoon, and the traditional way is much easier.

If you’ve ever had Matcha tea, you’ll know it comes in a powder form, but doesn’t easily dissolve into water like other powders. That’s because it’s not actually a powder, but very finely ground tea leaves. That’s why the traditional method works so much better. The scoop is the perfect measuring spoon for the powder, while the whisk blends the powdered leaves into the water beautifully. The other little wooden spoon is used to stir the tea as you drink it, and the powdered leaves settle to the bottom.

If you’re interested in purchasing these traditional tools, you can find them on AMAZON.

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Below, you’ll find a short video showing the

traditional method

or preparing the tea and how to use the traditional Japanese tools.

If you’d like to drink the Matcha, but don’t want to bother with the tea sets and whisk, here’s a video with

2 alternatives!

Here’s one other method…

using a chopstick, bowl and spoon.

Until next time…Namaste my friends!

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1 minute videos: Health Benefits of Tulsi Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…Tulsi Tea


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Tulsi tea, also known as Holy Basil, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for thousands of years (1,2). It is considered the most popular beverage in India. In fact, it’s so common that many families in India grow the plant in their homes. (2)

The main health benefit for Tulsi/holy basil is that it is an adaptogen. An adaptogen is “a non-toxic substance that will increase your resistance to stress…fatigue…anxiety, and trauma.” (2)

See the infographic and today’s 1 minute video below for other health benefits.

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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SOURCES:

  1. Featured image and other info: https://www.herbalteasonline.com/tulsi-tea-holy-basil-tea.php
  2. Organic Tulsi Tea – The Healthiest Alternative for Coffee

1 minute videos: Health Benefits of White Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…White Tea


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White tea is also called “virgin tea”, because it is the least processed tea available. The tea leaves are “young” leaves, which are picked from the plant at about 8 days growth. This is peak time for nutrients and anti-oxidants, as well as flavor. Basically, the leaves are simply picked and dehydrated, without any further processing.

See the infographic and video below for the health benefits of white tea.

 

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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SOURCES:

  1. What is white tea
  2. FEATURED IMAGE: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/white-tea.html

1 minute videos: Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…Matcha Green Tea


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Along with my rooibos tea, I allow myself one cup of Matcha tea every morning, despite the caffeine. Who can pass up drinking Matcha tea with all the health benefits? It is a truly amazing tea! Just how healthy? Take a look at the infographic below, as well as today’s one minute video.

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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