Green Tea RecipesPublished:January 23rd, 2011
Tea is not just a tasty beverage, it can be incorporated into a healthy eating plan to help increase weight loss. Tea can rev up your metabolism, suppressing your appetite. Cooking with tea enhances the benefits while also adding a new dimension of flavour.
Green tea can be used for its health benefits in other ways that just as brewed tea. Matcha, or green tea powder is a way to include green tea in more substantial foods. Matcha is dried tea leaves ground into a fine powder. Its nutritional benefits exceed brewed tea because you can ingest the whole leaf, not just the water. One cup of matcha is the equivalent of ten glasses of green tea when it comes to nutritional value or antioxidant content.
Matcha powder can be added to recipes to obtain the benefits from the entire pure leaves with all the rich and healthy nutrients, plus the fiber. Matcha green tea powder can lower cholesterol, it is high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Matcha’s flavour can blend well with dairy-based recipes and its powder form can be used in ice cream, cheese cakes, cream cheese spreads, white chocolate, latte beverages or hot chocolate. Green tea powder can be sprinkled on top of ice cream, salads, soups, stews or other dishes.
Matcha can be added to blended drinks such as smoothies and lattes. Green tea will add a subtle flavour to your dishes. Green tea can be used as a spice while stir-frying. You can add dry tea leaves to the heated oil while frying.
Although many teas are suitable for brewing and drinking, some teas are not suitable for direct consumption. However, there are plenty of green tea recipes that are tasty and nutritious and they are well worth it to try.