If you're a reader of my blogs then you'll know that over Christmas I had a teeny weeny little health scare, that literally scared the bajeezus outta me! It not only had an emotional effect on me, but physically took its toll too! It felt like someone had pulled the plug on my energy levels.
Not what you need around Christmas.
So, out popped my Kris Carr un-cook book and enter a whole load of healthiness. I've always enjoyed trying out new things especially plant powered goodness. Luckily for me, someone out there was listening and an email popped into my inbox asking if i wanted to try out some new Japanese Matcha.
I've tried a few different healthy green powders before such as; wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella, etc, but it never really occured me to try much else. I've heard people talk about ‘matcha’ a few times but never once thought to order it In a smoothie, never mind in a cup of tea. So, when the guys at ‘Kanuka' asked if I wanted to try a sample i thought why the hell not!
After doing a bit of research, it turns out this powder is a fucking supergod! Its like someone secretly bagged up the incredible Hulks dried skin and stashed it for tired mama's like myself!! This little wonder is packed full of antioxidants - the good free-radical fighting ones which target the bad toxins in the body especially that bloody 'C' one!! It blows all other antioxidant superfoods like goji berries, pomegranates, spinach and blueberries out of the water!
Lord knows how much I need to be hooked up to an IV of this green goodness.
Before the time Christmas arrived I'd already had 2 fake Christmas', 3 birthday parties, an engagement and that was just over one weekend with a whole load of booziness to go with it.
Thank god this little green powder arrived on my door when it did. I instantly felt re-energised and was even off running myself down to the gym on Christmas day (thats dedication for you!!)
Turns out that just two servings of matcha powder is all you need. I tried out a few different recipes and absolutely love the two i've posted below for you to try at home. One is for those early mornings where your body & brain need a little boost and the second is pick me up for those afternoon slumps.
Matcha Latte. Made with Almond milk (heated up with a vanilla pod + small dash of cinnamon) and mixed in with your matcha powder paste.
Mega Matcha. Freshly juiced ginger blended with pear, pineapple, avocado, spinach and two heaps of matcha powder.
Not only did they both taste amazing but they kept me energised and glowing all day, with that little extra spring in my step.
To have a look in more detail about the benefits of Matcha then view here: www.kanukatea.com or click here to get your hands on your very own Traditional Japanese Matcha Starter Set which comes complete with 40g pouch of Kanuka Japanese Matcha tea powder, traditional matcha whisk, bamboo measuring scoop and traditional matcha bowl.
Be healthy & happy this year!
Love Mama x