A couple months ago I started to question whether or not drinking coffee everyday was a good idea. Part of practicing Paleo is regularly assessing whether or not what’s currently on the menu is really helping you achieve your best health for the present circumstances. For me, I was becoming far too dependent on caffeine to get the job done, which was leading to carb and sugar cravings. That’s bad ju-ju for this girl.
In an effort to reclaim how my body produces and manages energy, as well as address the ever-present inflammation going on, I decided to give this funky green tea powder called matcha a shot.
Green tea powder helps to:
- boost energy
- support an efficient metabolism
- detoxify your body naturally
- reduce inflammation
- keep you full
Sound too good to be true? Well, here’s the downside: it’s very strong and bitter-tasting.
Thankfully, there’s a way to get around the bitterness (outside of just adding way too much sweetener). My trick? Ground cinnamon. I find that cinnamon, which is also anti-inflammatory, compliments the strong flavor of matcha and brings it into balance.
Other turbo healthy components of this perfect cup of matcha include:
- metabolically supportive coconut oil
- micro-nutrient rich coconut palm sugar
- pure organic vanilla extract
- grass-fed gelatin (or collagen hydrolysate) for cell repair and joint health
Here’s the PERFECT recipe for enjoying a cup of this fantastic tea.
Want to drink your matcha iced? Try this recipe from Cinnamon Eats!
Want another way to enjoy the health benefits of matcha? Try these Green Tea Mint Raw Organic Superchocolate bars from Fearless.
Want more resources about matcha? Here are the sites I referenced when writing this post: bodybuilding.com, matchasource.com, sleepwarrior.com, and drweil.com