I had never heard of matcha powder before I started listening to the Rich Roll Podcast. Now granted, most of the superfood supplements I cannot afford but once in a while, so I pick very sparingly. Honestly, the best superfoods for me are bananas and peanut butter, which I can find really cheap.
Matcha green tea powder is a concentrated form of green tea, which we all know has many healthy benefits. Matcha is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins which are the most potent cancer fighting compounds. Matcha increases calm. Think about how relaxed a cup of tea can make you! It also has been linked to increased endurance, a strengthened immune system and boosts mood.
I love the way matcha provides a depth of flavor that doesn’t taste “healthy” or “green”. We all know what I mean hear. Matcha really works in this recipe because it gives a subtle flavor and enhances the recovery properties already present from the protein powder.
I know you’ll enjoy this recipe just as much as I did. Don’t forget to head over to Plant Fusion to get your hands on their wonderful protein powders. Recovery right, with matcha and Plant Fusion!
Matcha Green Tea Protein Cookie Dough
1 medium sized banana
1/4 c almond milk
1 T matcha powder
1 t vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla Plant Fusion protein powder
2 T shredded coconut
1/3 cup walnuts
Mash your banana in a bowl. Add protein powder and matcha and start to combine. Stir in milk and vanilla. Mix until everything is incorporated. Stir in walnuts. Transfer to a smaller bowl (optional) and top with shredded coconut. Top with a few more walnuts.
A few other ways to enjoy this:
Instead of whole walnuts, omit that step, mix in the coconut and top with walnut butter. I’ve never done this, but it sounds divine don’t you agree?
Top with coconut butter instead of shreds. I would have done this but when I attempted to make coconut butter, I failed.
Any fool proof ways to make coconut butter?
What other ways have you enjoyed matcha?