The health benefits of green tea are enjoyed by people around the world. Now this antioxidant-filled superpower can be enjoyed in new ways, by adding the goodness of caffeine and catechins to snacks or meals. If you have had enough green tea in a cup, consume your favorite tea in new and fun variations. Here are 8 innovative ways to have your tea and eat it, too!
Cupcakes fully loaded…
How about a blast of antioxidants infused in a melt-in-your-mouth cupcake? Adding two tablespoons of Matcha powder to your favorite frosting gives it a unique color and taste. It is a delight to both eyes and tongue!
Beat the summer heat!
Here is an irresistible, cool and sparkling drink on the rocks! Just add a teaspoon or two of green tea powder to hot boiling water, add ice cubes and ginger punch, and stir. The result is a powerhouse of antioxidants in a unique flavor.
Magic of loose leaves…
Sauté some green tea leaves with your favorite chopped veggies, noodles (whole wheat), and a spicy amalgamation of chili flakes and minced garlic. Cook it till the aromatic tea leaves are not fully soaked up by the dish. Enjoy!
A fruity dip…
Stew a fruit such as apple or pear in prepared green tea for a few hours. Add any sweet you prefer, such as sugar, honey or spices, to strengthen the sugary flavor. The result is a tender fruit infused with rich, green tea flavor.
A green tea smoothie…
A blend of frozen strawberries, pineapple, banana, low fat vanilla yogurt and Matcha powder produces a chilled smoothie shake that is visually tempting and naturally healthy.
A healthy fishy delight!
This is a delicious fish recipe rich in flavor and nutrients. Roll a piece of fish in a crumbled mixture of crushed nuts, green tea powder and whatever else you wish to add. Bake it for a power-boosted fishy delight with a crunchy texture.
A chocolaty fusion!
Enjoy a chocolaty treat rich in antioxidants. Melt dark chocolate (also rich in antioxidants) with green tea powder and dip pieces of your favorite fruits in it. Let the chocolate-covered fruit cool for a few minutes and then relish the taste of this doubly healthy delicacy.
Rice soaks it all…
This is about Ochazuke, a Japanese delicacy with the rich flavor of green tea. It is as simple as pouring hot green tea over rice; the rice absorbs it all, the flavor as well as the nutrients. Garnish the rice bowl with aromatic ingredients like seaweed.
Try all of these variations on tea-sipping! You can use green tea in many innovative ways without losing any of the benefits of the tea.