Get a dose of antioxidant power from this gorgeously-green Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl.
Happy Friday, friends! It’s been mighty cold here in Nashville, but that didn’t stop me from making a smoothie bowl this week! For the Recipe Redux challenge this month, we were asked to use a new ingredient for the new year. Have you tried any new ingredients at home this year?
While my love for matcha has been strong for years, I’ve never tried anything beyond purchasing matcha tea and lattes, the main reason being I could never bring myself to buy a can of matcha powder. It’s not cheap. But in all reality, neither is buying matcha lattes from Starbucks or the one tea shop in Nashville that serves it.
So with my practical decision-making hat on, I finally purchased a 1.5 ounce container of stone ground green tea powder. At first I thought I would use the beautifully green earthy powder to bake cookies, but alas I went in the complete opposite direction and made a smoothie bowl. Boy, am I glad I did! This smoothie bowl has a heaping tablespoon of ginger so it has quite the kick and the pomegranate seeds were the perfect compliment to the matcha flavor. And how gorgeous is the color? Other smoothie bowls will be green with envy.
Speaking of smoothie bowls, have you seen this amazing coloring cookbook from the Meal Makeover Moms? You can get your Smoothie Bowl Coloring book free on their blog!
So what is matcha and why should you consider adding it to your diet? Matcha is a young, green tea that is very high in antioxidants and chlorophyll, which is to thank for the gorgeous green color. Matcha is different from other teas in that you actually consume the entire matcha tea leaf, which is why it comes in powder form. Since the tea leaves are stone ground and that’s what ends up in your cup, you reap more of the nutritional benefits of the plant! It’s also the reason it costs more than traditional teas. Can you imagine grinding up a bunch of delicate tea leaves? Sounds like quite a job!Get a dose of antioxidant power from this gorgeously-green Matcha Power Smoothie Bowl #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
Do you use matcha at home? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?
Click through the gallery below to see how other Recipe Reduxer’s are cooking with new ingredients in 2016!
And one last thing, there’s still time to enter the Boulder Organic soup giveaway so hop on over and you may win 3 free soups. Soup + smoothie bowls = the perfect balance 🙂