Mid-Week Matcha Break

Happy Wednesday! We know that sometimes at this point in the week we need a little pick me up. Our favorite tasty way to boost energy? Matcha of course! We love matcha for so many reasons, its taste, its color, its health benefits. Not to mention the fact that it can be added to just about all of our favorite foods for a nutritional boost. Not convinced? Check out some of these recipes from The Huffington Post that prove matcha can be so much more than just tea. Included below are some of our favorite matcha recipes that we will be whipping up next time we’re in need of an energy-boosting treat!

Matcha Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 2.55.29 PMThis recipe is super simple, perfect for all those stressful mornings when getting a delicious and nutritious breakfast doesn’t seem possible. Simply add some matcha powder (make it extra fresh with our Tea Ceré grinding function for tencha leaves) to your favorite kind of yogurt. Mix in some honey or maple syrup for sweetness and top with a peeled blood orange and walnuts. Voilà; a delicious breakfast that is pretty enough to star in your next Instagram! And don’t forget to share with us when you post! Tag @sharphomeusa on Instagram or leave in the comments for a chance to be featured in an upcoming blog post!

Matcha Truffles
In need of a little indulgence this hump day? We’ve got you covered!Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 2.55.13 PM These matcha truffles are tasty and pack the added nutritional punch of matcha powder-perfect for guilt free snacking! Mix heavy cream and butter over low heat and stir in matcha powder. Chop white chocolate chips and melt in the microwave, stirring occasionally. Combine with the matcha and cream mixture and pour into a silicone ice cube tray to set. Refrigerate for about 4-5 hours then top with some more matcha powder and freeze dried strawberries!

Matcha Pancakes

We’d like to argue that paScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 2.55.01 PMncakes should be able to be enjoyed no matter what time of day it may be. These matcha pancakes are perfect, day or night, whenever a pancake craving hits. Whisk together egg, milk, vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Then add in flour, matcha powder, baking powder and salt. Laddle the batter onto a hot griddle and flip once bubbles start to form. Top with some syrup and enjoy!

 

No matter the reason for needing a little energy boost this Wednesday, matcha is a great way to make your meals more nutritious so you are able to conquer the rest of the week full force! Be sure to check out the full Huffington Post article for even more tasty matcha recipes.

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