Lynneth's Iced Matcha Soy Milk
Cool, refreshing, decidedly healthful, absolutely DELICIOUS, this is my favorite drink. I despise coffee, and I find this gives just enough caffeine in the morning to gently wake me without giving me jitters. Sometimes I don't fee like actually eating in the morning and this is what I grab on my way out.
Some info about Matcha:
Matcha is ground green tea leaves native to Japan, used in tea ceremonies there. You know the health benefits of green tea everyone has been raving about? 1 tsp of matcha is as beneficial as up to 6 tsp of brewed green tea leaves because you actually eat matcha powder instead of tossing it away after brewing.
Get yourself a decent matcha powder. Check your local asian supermarkets. Find a container sealed with a vacuum/nitrogen lock. Make sure it is grown in Uji for best quality. "Thin" Matcha is fine for this drink and other recipes.
For more information about the health benefits of green tea, check out the spark articles -- there are tons.Submitted by: LYNNETH7