In the Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder ofView the Recipe
Sipping a cup of steaming hot matcha is usually a warming experience, but shaken with almond milk over ice, like this, it transforms into a refreshing treat on a hot day.
A quick word of advice on the super green tea: Do you know if your matcha is high-quality? Since the drink became popular, many companies have been selling versions that are not nearly as pure as others on the market. But there are a few simple ways to evaluate brands, even if you don’t have deep details.
First, color: the more vibrant, dark green the matcha, the better it likely is. A dull gray-green is not acceptable. Second, taste: it’s a bitter, grassy drink but if the flavor is so bitter it makes you cringe, that’s likely the quality, not your taste buds.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
You’ve likely heard wellness peeps going on and on about matcha, matcha, matcha…and that’s because the powdered green tea is a true superfood. It’s filled with powerful antioxidants and delivers an energy boost that doesn’t result in a subsequent crash, thanks to its caffeine-l-theanine combo.