Green tea is the unprocessed variety of tea and amongst the healthiest beverages on our planet!
It is loaded with potent bioactive compounds such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) that prevents cellular damage and protects us from various diseases. Green tea is also beneficial to boost brain activity, enhance fat burning, prevent cancers, delay the sign of aging, improve oral health, manage and prevent type 2 diabetes, lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, etc. In short, consuming green tea on a daily basis will do us more good than we can imagine!
To make having green tea even more interesting, we have some really incredible recipes for you to try that will both excite your taste buds and health alike!
Vegan & creamy green tea popsicle
Use a blender to blend 2 tablespoons of overnight soaked and drained cashews. Blenders certainly make cooking and preparing jobs convenient for us. This is why we have enlisted some of the best and most effective blenders for you. Just visit thedaringkitchen.com/immersion-blender to select the one that best meets your requirement.
So, getting back to the recipe. After you’ve blended the cashews, add half a cup of coconut cream, 2 tablespoons of water, ½ tablespoon matcha green tea powder, ¼ cup honey, and ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract to the blender jar. Blend these ingredients again until you get a smooth paste. Transfer this mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze it overnight or until the popsicles are set well.
Green tea hot chocolate
To prepare this, you first have to boil a cup of milk. Remove the pan from the heat and brew a green tea bag in it. Stir in three tablespoons of melted white chocolate and ½ teaspoon of matcha green tea powder (optional). Give it all a nice stir and then enjoy! Alternately, you can boil milk and white chocolate together and then stir in double the quantity of matcha green tea powder in it.
Green tea cupcakes
This one can very well become a constant in your household. To prepare it, steep 2 green tea bags in ¼ cup of milk and refrigerate it overnight. Mix ½ cup flour, 1¼ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk an egg with 1½ tablespoons softened butter and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Remove tea bags from the milk and then whisk the milk into the egg mixture. Add wet ingredients into dry ones and mix it all until well blended. Transfer the batter into greased muffin tin and bake it at 175 degrees F for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!