Matcha is a powerful superfood. It’s the entire green tea leaf in powder form and thus, contains all the nutritional benefits the whole food has to offer. I use it primarily for mental focus and memory, alertness, stamina, and antioxidants. One serving contains 137 times more antioxidants than a single cup of green tea, making it one of the most powerful antioxidants around. Antioxidants are the body’s defense against chemical compounds which play a major role in disease formation and/or accelerate the aging process. Matcha is also a wonderful immune booster and detoxifier.
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the human body. I use collagen for its generous effects on bones, skin, hair, and internal tissue structure. Because collagen is the most plentiful protein within our bodies, it’s an essential building block for tissues, organs, joints, muscles, tendons, skin, etc. When it comes to the gut, collagen can help strengthen and support the internal lining of our digestive tract. A strong gut lining prevents particles and allergens from seeping through and entering the bloodstream. As far as women are concerned, our bodies significantly slow down the production of collagen in our mid to late 20s. After 30, we stop producing collagen altogether and existing levels begin to decline.
With that said, find the recipe below (along with tips and tricks), for my Matcha Collagen Latté.
In a small pot, heat up 1 cup of oat milk. Do not boil (it will damage the matcha’s powerful properties). Pour heated milk into a blender. Add remaining ingredients. Blend on medium to high power for 30-45 sec. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
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