5 Truly Healthy And Delicious Matcha Recipes

No ice cream here!
Japanese powdered green tea (Matcha)
Japanese powdered green tea (Matcha)

By now, you've probably hopped on the matcha bandwagon. Whether you're chowing down on matcha ice cream or grabbing iced lattes from your local coffee shop, this powdered green tea's rich, creamy taste is hard to resist. Plus, it has some appealing health benefits, including a host of antioxidants.

But grabbing a matcha to go every morning can get pricey, and all those matcha treats can get a tad unhealthy. Luckily, it's pretty easy to make your matcha at home without tacking on a ton of sugar and calories.

Check out these five healthy matcha recipes:.

What you'll need:

  • 3 oz of lemonade
  • 4 oz of water
  • 1 scoop of matcha (1/2 tsp)
  • 1 handful of ice

How to make it:

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Matcha Chia pudding from Nerdy Bites
Matcha Chia pudding from Nerdy Bites

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk (cow or nut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

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Matcha Watermelon Shake
Matcha Watermelon Shake

What you'll need:

  • 1 large banana, frozen
  • 1 1/4 cups watermelon, frozen
  • 3/4 -1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp matcha powder

How to make it:

  1. Blend until smooth

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Matcha mochi popsicle
Matcha mochi popsicle

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey, or more to taste
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 c mochi bits

How to make it:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients except for the mochi.
  2. Taste and add more honey, if desired.
  3. Fold in the mochi.
  4. Spoon into popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze for a few hours.
  5. Run the molds under warm water for easy removal.

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Matcha kale smoothies from Love and Lemons
Matcha kale smoothies from Love and Lemons

What you'll need:

  • 1 banana (freeze it in advance)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp matcha
  • 2 leaves of kale, stems removed
  • 1-2 ripe peaches (or pears)
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • handful of ice

How to make it:

  1. In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth

What are you waiting for? Whip up some matcha!

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