Matcha/Maccha Magic – your skinny BFF
There are many brands of Matcha/Maccha out there to try, this just happens to be an organic one that Priya uses by Teapigs. It is available in stores in the UK and also online.
Matcha is basically just very finely milled green tea and is busting at the seams (something we don’t want to do!) with nutritional goodness. They say it has 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea — because unlike just drinking green tea the usual way, with Matcha you are actually ingesting the whole leaf. They also say it has 9 times the amount of beta-carotene than spinach. (We’re not sure who “they” actually are by the way!)
It’s packed with vitamins and minerals and contains two of the essential amino acids too. As if that wasn’t enough, it contains polyphenols which help keep your skin looking it’s best and is also proven to boost the metabolism (making it a “skinny” Best Friend Forever.) It is a tea which means it is caffeinated (duh!) so it does keep you alert and focussed but in a gentle and sustainable way.
Drink it as a “shot” mixed with water or add it into a smoothie, juice, yoghurt or ice-cream mix… whatever you fancy really! We’ll include it in some recipes on this site. Use your common sense though… this is still caffeinated and a little goes a long way — too much/too often and you could end up with the jitters or feeling queasy — neither of which are super attractive. Follow the guidance given in the brand you buy. Remember — everything in moderation!