To create this recipe post, I teamed up with Greenboxed to show y'all some easy ways to incorporate matcha into your food and drinks. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thanks for your readership and support thus far!
"Mah-cha Gin-jer Zin-ger"
What I'm calling the zinger is an easy-to-make drink that'll satisfy your lingering sweet tooth (guilty) but give you a little kick, too! Think of it as having the foundations of a mojito but a distant cousin of a kombucha drink. You can enjoy it before a work out or even when you're craving a soda or cocktail (but can't have one). The choices is yours, amigo.
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk matcha! If you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen me post about this green stuff 🍵 on my stories lately. Get your notebooks ready kids, cause class is now in session.
What is matcha? It's a fine, green powder made of green tea leaves, usually sourced from Japan and stone-ground.
What does it taste like? The simple answer is green tea. With a stronger earthy and herbal flavor.
How do I use it? You can mix it with hot water or milk, blend it into your morning smoothie, use it in baking, or stir it into a matcha ginger zinger, hehe. 😜
What are the benefits of matcha? It's chock-full of antioxidants, it can boost your metabolism (and who doesn't want that?), it gives you an energized calm or feeling of "zen", and a nice energy boost. I find it gives me the energy of a cup of a double espresso without the jitters, which is a major key. 🗝️
Why Greenboxed matcha? It's USDA organic, sourced from Japan (hello, important!), stone-ground, tastes amazing, and is a good value per serving when compared to other brands of matcha I've tried in the past. Greenboxed is also a small, family-owned business, so working with their brand was a no-brainer! Did I mention their matcha comes in the perfect portable pouch? So you can keep one at work, one in your gym bag, or anywhere you'd need a pick-me-up.
Before we get into the recipe, I'm sharing with you all a little discount of mine so you can give Greenboxed a try. Use code TATI10 at checkout at Greenboxed.co and get 10% off your purchase!
Serves: 2. Prep: Less than 5 minutes.
- 2 tsp Greenboxed matcha powder
- 1 tsp ginger shaved/sliced ginger root
- 1 tbsp light agave nectar
- 1 ripe lime
- 1/2 c water
- 1/2 c seltzer water/club soda
- fresh mint leaves
- Muddle 5 mint leaves with a mortar and pestle or crush and chop the mint leaves
- In a bowl or pitcher, combine the matcha, shaved ginger, agave nectar, juice of half a lime, agave nectar, and water. Stir vigorously until you have a thick, green mixture.
- Fill two tumblers or glasses about half way with ice cubes, then the matcha mixture. Fill each glass to the top with seltzer water.
- Garnish with remaining half of lime (sliced) and more mint leaves! *Ahhhhhh*
This post was sponsored by Greenboxed! Try their delicious matcha for 10% off with code TATI10.