By: Grace Gavilanes
If you have yet to try matcha, you’re missing out. And if you’re already a big green tea drinker and still haven’t poured yourself a cup of matcha, then you’re really missing out. We’re here to break down the good-for-you beverage.
First things first, let’s explain what matcha is. Matcha is a powder of finely-ground green tea leaves. It’s loaded with antioxidants, which can help fight free radicals in the body. It contains L-theanine, an amino acid that provides an “alert calm” in matcha drinkers, rather than a “jolt,” which is a side effect of other morning beverages. Matcha is naturally caffeinated. But because of its addition of L-theanine, matcha drinkers don’t experience a “crash” hours after drinking it.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen combines the benefits of matcha green tea, which we source from Japan, with the health and beauty benefits of our hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides. Our Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide, and helps to promote healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints. This powerhouse duo — our Matcha Collagen! — is a must-have for any beauty or wellness seeker. We also offer a peach flavor if you’re looking to try something new.
So, how to take matcha? It’s easy. Beginners mix in a scoop or two (our recommended serving size) into hot water. But if you’re looking to branch out, you’re in luck. Adding in our Matcha Collagen to your favorite desserts or breakfast recipes is always encouraged.
Get started on your matcha-loving journey by trying out one (or all) of these Matcha Collagen recipes. There’s one here for every type of person; whether you can’t get enough of smoothies or are almost always craving something sweet, you’ll find your perfect fit.
Matcha Chia Pudding Parfait: this matcha pudding is delicious on its own, but pairing it with a light fluffy coconut whipped cream and crunchy peanut butter granola adds the perfect amount of balance.
Matcha Waffles: Sunday brunch just got a whole lot healthier.
Peach Matcha Smoothie: a recipe packed with delicious and energizing ingredients, like frozen peach slices and avocado.
No-Bake Matcha Raw Bars: give your oven a break and bite into these coconut-topped matcha bars for an energy boost.
Matcha Mint Chip Macaroons: these dinner party staples contain ground-up coconut, spearmint and cacao nibs.
Matcha Mocktail: because happy hour is truly the happiest part of any work day.