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7 Seriously Healthy (and Delicious!) Matcha Recipes

March 26, 2024
Courtesy of Fit Mitten Kitchen

You know matcha as the vibrant wellness power-powder that stars in lattes and other drinks at your favorite coffee place. But matcha — a science-backed booster of cognitive and cardiometabolic health, and a cancer and inflammation fighter — also can lend its unique flavor to all kinds of recipes outside the mug. Get ready to take matcha and its huge antioxidant ability into the kitchen and whip up all kinds of nourishing dishes, both savory and sweet.

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1. Crunchy Veg Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

Matcha soba salad

Courtesy of Nutmegs, Seven

Here’s a veggie-forward soba noodle salad that’s as tasty as it is beautiful. Combine matcha with miso, pickled ginger, sesame oil, and lime juice for a zesty dressing. The salad also includes carrots, avocado, and edamame, so it’s satisfying and rich in nutrients.

Try this recipe from Nutmegs, Seven.

2. Light and Creamy Green Tea Salad Dressing

Matcha dressing

Courtesy of Whole Food Bellies

Buh bye, boring salads — top any greens with this matcha-infused take on green goddess dressing and turn them into something special. With lemon, garlic, yogurt, and lots of fresh herbs, this dressing is bound to become your new fave.

Try this recipe from Whole Food Bellies.

3. Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha cookies

Courtesy of Natalie’s Health

Just when you thought an oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie couldn’t get any better. With these cookies, which incorporate healthy ingredients like almond flour and maple syrup, the sweetness is balanced with the slightly bitter savory flavor of matcha, along with dark chocolate chips. 

Try this recipe from Natalie’s Health.

4. Matcha Muffins

Matcha muffins

Courtesy of Fit Mitten Kitchen

Sure, you can sip some matcha to help get you going in the morning — or you could indulge in one of these nourishing, gluten- and dairy-free matcha-almond muffins. They also work as a tasty afternoon pick-me-up.

Try this recipe from Fit Mitten Kitchen.

5. Supercharged Green Smoothie Bowl

Matcha smoothie bowl

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Smoothie bowls never go out of style, and this one is sure to brighten your day with its vibrant green hue from matcha and a handful of spinach. Add some Greek yogurt and/or a scoop of vanilla protein powder to keep you full and satisfied all morning. 

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

6. Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha chia pudding

Courtesy of What Great Grandma Ate

If you’re focused on getting enough fiber into your day, chia pudding is a great solution. This one is also full of nutrients thanks to matcha and other wholesome ingredients, like yogurt and almond milk. Though it’s sweet enough to feel like a treat thanks to a bit of maple syrup, it’s also a nourishing breakfast option.

Try this recipe from What Great Grandma Ate.

7. Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls

Matcha energy balls

Courtesy of Downshiftology

Pack up a couple of these tasty bite-sized matcha pistachio bliss balls for your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacktime. With energy-boosting ingredients like dates, nuts, and of course, matcha, they’re just sweet enough and offer a healthy dose of antioxidants. Swap in another nut if you don’t have pistachios on hand.

Try this recipe from Downshiftology.

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