2 Matcha Recipes and a Giveaway!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in 21DSD, giveaway | 16 comments



2 Matcha Recipes and a Giveaway!

After many years of using a pretty decent, but not incredibly powerful blender, I got my very first Blendtec back in the fall of 2013. It was a total game changer. Since then, I’ve used it just about on the daily to make soups, smoothies (see recipe below), sunflower flour from sunflower seeds (see the recipe I made with that here), almond milk, coconut milk, milkshakes, you name it. Most recently, I’ve relied on my Blendtec to make my morning beverage, since I’m trying to cut back on the coffee. My new favorite is butter matcha, and the Blentec gets it super smooth and frothy. See how I make my new morning drink below, and let me know how you like it!

the zenbelly cookbook blendtec giveaway

I’m so delighted to be partnering up with Blendtec again to host this giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the same blender I have; the designer series with twister jar (which, by the way, is the absolute best for making nut butters, cashew cream cheese, hummus, and other dense or thick concoctions.)

And of course I can’t resist giving the winner a signed copy of The Zenbelly Cookbook as well!

the zenbelly cookbook

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And now, for those matcha recipes I promised! Why matcha? Well, it’s pretty much my new favorite thing. While I love coffee (LOVE COFFEE), I find that drinking it first thing in the morning makes me feel like a crazy person, and I’m crazy enough already. Matcha supplies a bit of a caffeine hit, but without the jitteriness I get from coffee. I’ve also read that there’s more benefit to matcha than other green teas, because it’s a powder that dissolves, so you consumer the whole leaf, as opposed to steeping it in water. Want more science? Check out what Dr Weil has to say about it.

paleo matcha smoothie

 

Matcha Smoothie (21DSD compliant!)

1 cup almond milk (Preferably homemade)
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 green tipped banana, frozen (or add some ice if it’s not)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin

  • Place the almond milk, matcha powder, banana, and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.
  • With the motor running, plowly pour in the gelatin, and continue blending for 20 more seconds.

Butter Matcha (21 DSD compliant!)

12 ounces hot water (steaming, not boiling)
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powderpaleo butter matcha tea
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin
honey, to taste, if you’re not doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined and frothy.
  • Pour into a warm mug and enjoy!
 
 
 
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16 Comments

  1. oh yes please this will be awesome to win thanks :-)

  2. I keep reading about matcha, but haven’t yet tried it. Caffeinated HFCS soda was my go-to morning beverage in my pre-try-to-get-healthy days (and, unfortunately, still is my Achilles’ heel when I start to backslide). These smoothies look like a great way to give matcha a shot as a much healthier get-the-day-started drink.

  3. This looks awesome! Thank you for the giveaway! =)

  4. fingers crossed. thanks!

  5. My blender broke!!!

  6. Would love to win-thank you for the great giveaway! Would love to make some hummus in there-yummy!

  7. i dream of owning a Blendtec. Thank you!!!

  8. You inspired me to pick up some Matcha powder yesterday and had my first cup today. Not bad. Do you have a favorite brand you’d recommend? I do t think what I bought will last too long.

    • I’m glad you tried it! The kind I love is actually from the bulk section at the coop I shop at. I think the brand is Frontier. I’ve heard good things about this one, too. But it’s on the pricey side…

  9. I have decided to go Paleo (again) after being so inspired by you and your beautiful Blog and website, Can’t wait to get your cookbook! I enjoy your balanced prospective on “Paleo style” eating. Thank you for the motivation to eat clean! This giveaway would be the perfect kick off for my new adventure. Please keep posting, it’s really refreshing and your hard work is so appreciated!

    • That is so sweet to hear, Aubrianna! Thanks so much for stopping by, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to hear stuff like this.

  10. Thanks for the link to a matcha seller. I looked at all kinds of it on alibaba.com but couldn’t distinguish the real matcha from cheaper teas. I so look forward to trying your recipes! Will come back and tell you how good they were :)

  11. I can’t tell you how excited I would be for the chance to win this! Last week the seal broke on my cheap-o blender and almond milk went all. over. the counter and floors :( So the opportunity to play with a quality blender AND read your amazing new book… count me in! Fingers crossed…

  12. I am going to try the Matcha Smoothie to change things up in my morning routine. Congrats on the cookbook launch, I am so excited to be getting my copy soon.

  13. Love this giveaway!!!!

  14. That butter matcha looks off the chain!

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