Yep, it’s green. And kinda weird. But you may have fallen in love with matcha just like I have.
Matcha is whole green tea leaves ground to a fine powder. They use it at Starbucks for their green tea lattes. It doesn’t have sugar in it naturally though. Starbucks adds all that.
Matcha has a number of health benefits. The amino acid L-theanine helps you focus without jitters. There is natural caffeine in it, but the kind that will give you a longer lasting and more measured energy. There are tons of antioxidants in it and basically all the stuff in green tea x100 because you’re eating the whole leaf.
Here’s my recipe for my matcha mug cake…
– 1 scoop/packet of vanilla Shakeology
– 1 teaspoon matcha
– 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
– sweetener of choice to taste (I used about 1/3 packet of stevia, but you could use sugar, agave, or nothing)
– 1 egg
– 3 TBS almond milk
– 1 teaspoon honey
Mix the dry ingredients.
Then mix the egg and milk together. Add to the dry ingredients. Pour half of he mix into the mug. Squirt 1 teaspoon of honey in the middle. Cover with the other half.
Microwave the whole thing for 1 – 1:30. Once the cake emerges over the top of the mug (watch the microwave, it’s fascinating), wait a couple more seconds and pull it out. Let it rest in the mug for a second. The cake will drop back down. That’s okay. It’s normal.
Turn into a plate or just leave in the mug. You can drizzle with more honey if you want. It might also be delicious with a little totally-not-Fix-approved vanilla ice cream. Maybe. I wouldn’t know. *rubs at the sticky white residue on her chin*
Here’s another recipe from Beachbody if you’re into the matcha thing as much as me!