Matcha Maca Tea Time!
I’m not a coffee drinker however I do love to start my day with some Matcha tea 2-3 times a week! Here’s a video that shows you how I make one of my favourite teas. This tea is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, good fat, protein and more so I’ll include the recipe below as well as details on all the good stuff in it!
Let’s make it…
What’s in this tea…
Matcha tea is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols which can help to protect against heart disease, help regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and has anti aging properties to name a few. It’s important to get a high quality source from Japan because often times tea from China have lead in them. I only drink this tea in the morning 2-3 times a week because it does have caffeine in it.
As for the Maca, it is an acquired taste which I love! Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and has carbs, protein, and a little fat. It also has Vitamin C, copper, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Manganese and fiber within it. Endurance athletes find it helps their performance while some others have said that it helped them with menopausal symptoms, as well as increasing their energy and mood.
The Coconut oil is a good fat that is a medium chain triglycerides which has been shown to have many health benefits including increasing fat burning and various other metabolic roles in the body.
Lastly stevia is a natural sweetener which is made from the stevia leaf which does not raise your blood sugar.
Specifically the ingredients are: 1/2 tsp Matcha (ideally from Japan), 1/2-1 tsp Maca (ideally from Peru), 1 tsp coconut oil, 1-2 drops stevia. The health benefits are awesome about this tea however the best thing in my opinion is the taste!
I hope you enjoyed the video and more importantly the tea!
Blessings, Dr. Lynne