A fantastic mix of matcha green tea powder, cucumbers and nutrition-packed lemons provides you a super-dose of antioxidants. Just one cup of health-promoting matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea. Matcha also boasts 20 times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries, and is said to be a more powerful detoxifier than other green teas because of its high chlorophyll content.
However, one thing should be notice: you should not try matcha drink at night. The first time I took Matcha Green Tea Powder was in the evening, hoping I could use it as a mean to sleep better when in a bad sleep cycle. I noticed quite quickly this is not the best way to utilize this product as it turns out it contains some caffeine so naturally this made it hard for me to sleep. Also, headaches may occur if taking too much and I really advice taking the recommended dosage, at least to start with!
So let’s start to make this refreshing blended drink.
Total time: 20 minutes
2 Persian cucumbers, chopped
1 cup mint leaves
2 cups cold water
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup blue agave nectar
2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
1 cup ice (plus more for serving)
- In a blender, puree the cucumbers and mint leaves until just chunky.
- In a large pitcher, combine the water, lemon juice, agave and matcha powder. Add the lemon mixture to the puree and blend until very smooth. Return to the pitcher.
- Serve in ice-filled glasses with mint and cucumber garnishes.