One of those mornings where I was crawing after something replacing coffee. I was never really a big coffee drinker but there were times I used to be. During my studies in Regensburg there used to be every Tuesday and Thursday a „Kaffeestunde“ for all foreign students. It was served lot of coffee for everyone and sometimes also cake. It was great opportunity to meet with other foreign students, which helped to get fastly in touch with other people new in town.
So this is how I started to like coffee. But I was never a heavy coffee drinker. I enjoy it time to time. But most of the time I try not to drink coffee at all. I try to find alternatives like this matcha drink.
1 tsp matcha powder*
1 tsp lucuma powder**
1 tsp wheatgrass***
1 Tbs agave nectar
1,5 cup of filtered water
This is a really an easy recipe. Blend all ingredients with your blender or protein shaker and enjoy immediately or on your way to work in your favourite mason jar or coffee cup.
This strong superfood is known for about a millennium Japan. Young green tea leaves are steamed, steamed and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder.
Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants.
This green powder contains catechin (ECGg), which is strong in the fight against cancer. Matcha contains 100 times more catechins than any other green tea on the market.
Matcha has an calming effect on a mind. In the leaves which are used for matcha is an amino acid L-Theanine which activates Alpha waves. The difference against other calming substances is that the mind stays allert but calmed. For this beneficial reason Buddhist Zen monchs used this green beverage.
L-Theanine also boosts dopamine and serotonin which helps for good mood, better memory and concentration.
Matcha boosts energy and endurance without side effects like hypertension or nervousness.
Drinking matcha will increase the metabolism power and calories can be burned about four times faster.
The high amount of chlorophyll gives matcha a detoxifying quality to remove heavy metals and chemical toxins.
Mad you can see matcha is definetly worth implementing into your diet.