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We Love You So "Matcha" | Switch2Pure
By Estela Cockrell
The Scoop on (or in this case, of) Matcha!
Matcha tea is the powder form of green tea leaves. Talk about a morning/afternoon elixir! It's the rave from NYC all the way to LA, and we know why. This lil 'cup of Joe' (non-toxic, health boosting) replacement has it ALL!
Here's the green scoop: 100% of the nutrients of the green tea leaf are consumed when drinking matcha as nothing is lost in the steeping process. There are more than a hundred times the antioxidants in Matcha tea than in regular green tea. And, since we are all about efficiencies at S2P, we like the sound of that! This powerful super antioxidant (think super-sized and cancer-fighting) drink is a great source of vitamin C, magnesium, and zinc to naturally calm the mind, detoxify the body, and enhance your mood. We love our Teami Organic Matcha Tea! So, let's get you detoxing those arm pits with our Natural S2P probiotic deodorant and drinking your green wonder powder, matcha!
Matcha as a caffeine replacement has about half as much caffeine as an espresso, which means it is perfect as a non-toxic afternoon pick-me-up. Also it contains antioxidants, boosts metabolism, detoxifies, boosts mood and aids in concentration.
From NBC News:
"According to science, matcha is something of a miracle supplement. For one, it makes you feel good. One recent study examined the effects of the phytochemicals in green tea on mood and cognition. The combo of caffeine (present in most green teas) and L-theanine, an amino acid found in some teas, were found to “improve performance in attention-switching tasks and alertness, but to a lesser extent than caffeine alone,” partly because of how L-theanine chills you out."
Smart In the Kitchen's Matcha Latte Recipe — p.s. sign up for her newsletter for other fantastic and organic recipes!
Your Guide to the Perfect Cup of Matcha
Take 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Team Organic Matcha and sift in small bowl.
Add 3 ounces of hot water and whisk until completely mixed.
Take 4 ounces to 1/2 cup of almond milk steam, or add to Vitamix on hot setting and add matcha).
Add 1 teaspoon of agave.
Enjoy your antioxidant rich cup of matcha!
S2P Pro Tip: If you don’t want to make your own almond milk, (even though it’s SO much better) buy MALK or The New Barn which doesn’t have added sugar.