What’s better than a sip of lemonade to satisfy your thirst?
Ice tea maybe?
With all the added sugar in standard lemonade or sweet tea, health enthusiasts are getting more and more creative with their recipes. Some of the more delicious recipes use superfoods like lavender or turmeric.
So why not combine both of these refreshing beverages for the supreme thirst-quencher!
The Benefits Of Matcha
Matcha is a Japanese green tea that comes in powder form.
It’s long been praised as a healthy life-lengthening drink, as it has 137 times more Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG- an antioxidant) than green tea.
That’s since tea farmers cover the leaves used to make the tea 3 weeks before harvest. That way, the tea bush boosts its chlorophyll production to use as much sun as possible. Grown by doing this, the leaves contain more nutrients than regular green tea.
Matcha’s high EGCG content helps fight breast, ovarian, prostate and lung cancer.
Another compound in matcha, L-theanine, improves focus, battles stress, and prevent neurogenerative conditions. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits and boost alpha brain wave activity to promote relaxation, improved creativity, and reduced anxiety.
In addition, L-theanine causes caffeine to be released more slowly for a more constant and long-lasting source of energy.
Catechins, which are also found in matcha, have the ability to:
Protect against heart problem
Promote weight loss
Prevent kidney and liver damage triggered by diabetes
The Ultimate Matcha Drink Recipe
You’ll never look at lemonade the same way again!
2 cups of hot water.
6 cups cold filtered water.
½ teaspoon of matcha powder.
½ freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Raw organic honey (to taste).
Stir the matcha and honey into the warm water until well dissolved.
Add lemon juice and cold water.
Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.