RECIPES THAT ACCENTUATE GREEN TEA POWDER
Are you interested in creating unique, healthy and flavorful entrees, deserts and beverages? We've scoured the culinary world to bring you some of the best green tea powder recipes.
As a general guideline, just about any desert recipe that calls for cocoa powder can be substituted with an equal to 2/3 amount of green tea powder. So go out there and explore the gastronomic possibilities! You'll be pleasantly surprised with what you can come up with.
Here's a little tip... Want to dress up your green tea desert? Create a stencil and dust green tea powder under or over your desert to instantly elevate the presentation of your creation. Also, most green tea deserts look and taste great when garnished with a few pieces of candied ginger or dried sweetened berries or mint sprigs.
Common food pairings with green tea are: seafood, poultry, salads and most fleshy fruits. Common ingredient compatibility with green tea powder in recipes are: lemon, honey, ginger, rice, cream, fish, chicken and sesame (but not all at the same time!). Typically, green tea powder can be used to balance out food that is high in sodium or sweetness while complementing delicate natural flavors.
Matcha Banana Smoothie
A great drink recipe for those hot summer days!
2 teaspoons green tea powder
1 cup ice
1 cup soy milk (unsweetened)
1 banana (peeled)
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Start blender on low to incorporate ingredients and then blend on high until smooth and icy consistency. Add honey to sweeten if desired and garnish with a mint sprig and/or a chocolate syrup design.
Quick and Easy Green Tea Ice Cream
Thaw 1 pint of your favorite vanilla ice cream until pliable with a spatula. Mix 1 teaspoon of green tea powder into the softened ice cream. Refreeze the mixed ice cream until hardened. Serve ice cream with dusted green tea powder, white chocolate shavings, a couple almonds or pieces of candied ginger, chocolate syrup and garnished with a biscotto or lady finger.
Green Detox Elixir
Did you know most instant green tea flavored drink powders contain very little green tea? In fact most brands contain more powdered sugar or artificial sweetner than actual healthy green tea powder. Here's a great recipe to really enjoy the health benefits of green tea.
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon green tea powder
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dash of cayenne pepper to taste
Bring water to a boil, then add ginger and turmeric. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain into a mug or pint glass, add green tea powder, maple syrup and lemon, stirring to combine. Pepper to taste and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve hot or iced.
Vegan Green Tea "Milk" shake
1 teaspoon green tea powder, or to taste
5 oz. silken tofu
1/2 cup fresh soy or rice milk
1/3 cup ice
maple or agave syrup (optional), to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until icy. Serve with dusted green tea powder on top.
Instant Passion Fruit Iced Green Tea
4 cups cold water
1 teaspoon green tea powder
1/3 cup honey
2 cups passion fruit juice
Chilled sparkling water as needed
Fresh mint sprigs
Combine water, green tea powder, honey and juice in a pitcher. Mix until honey is completely dissolved. Add sparkling water for a little effervescence. Serve with ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
Here's a preview of some of the recipes we're working on. Come back for these great recipes in the future!
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