Matcha, a powder made from green tea leaves, has taken over lattes and Instagram feeds everywhere. Considering it’s chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants, as well as a natural source of caffeine, we’re not complaining.
But if a mug of piping hot matcha doesn’t appeal on warm-weather days—or if you’re new to the slightly-bitter flavor—you can enjoy the benefits of this green super-powder in baked goods, energy bites, smoothies, and more.
Why not enjoy a nice dose of antioxidants in that refreshing glass of limeade? Epic Matcha’s recipe takes matcha straight into the summer.
Matcha Banana Nice Cream
With a couple of frozen bananas and a good blender or food processor, you’re never more than a minute or two away from a healthy ice cream alternative. Swap out your usual flavor add-ins for matcha powder to create a delightfully green frozen treat, courtesy of Oh, How Civilized. (Sub in coconut milk for the condensed milk for a dairy-free option.)
Matcha Energy Bites
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Coconut Matcha Energy Bars
Making energy bars at home can save major cash—on top of the added sugar many bars are packed with! Swap sugar for antioxidants with this recipe from The Grateful Grazer. They’re also loaded with healthy fats from almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, and coconut.
White Chocolate Matcha Cookies
The ultimate gateway matcha recipe, these matcha cookies play off your favorite traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. Salu Salo Recipes mixes matcha into the dough and swaps your usual chocolate chips for white chocolate. Soft and chewy—and party-friendly.
Matcha Overnight Oats
This easy make-ahead breakfast is the perfect canvas for different flavor combinations. Desserts With Benefits sweetens up these matcha overnight oats with vanilla and almond extracts. Plus, you can always add your favorite vanilla protein to give your oats a boost.
Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding
No instant pudding packets here! Soaking chia seeds in coconut milk creates the perfect creamy, slurp-worthy pudding texture you’ll want to spoon up for breakfast, snack-time, and dessert. Top this treat from Pastry Affair with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and you’re golden.
Matcha Banana Bread
Starting to realize you can add matcha to just about any baked good your heart desires? Fearless Dining’s classic banana bread recipe packs a bunch of our favorite healthy baking ingredients, like coconut oil, almond flour, and almond milk.
Raw Matcha Brownies
No baking required for these ooey-gooey matcha brownies by Becomingness! Cacao powder, pecans, dates, and vanilla extract come together to make these fudgy brownies, while cacao butter, matcha, and a sweetener like honey or maple syrup create a creamy layer of matcha goodness.
Matcha White Chocolate Bark With Coconut And Raspberries
Chocolate bark isn’t just for the holidays—this colorful matcha white chocolate bark screams springtime. With just four simple ingredients, it’s easy to make and sinfully sweet. Tweak this recipe from Milly’s Kitchen by swapping in different toppings for the raspberries and coconut.
Matcha Pistachio Ice Pops
Since you’re not about to be sipping hot matcha poolside, these frozen matcha pistachio pops are the ultimate summer antioxidant boost. Get your ice pop molds ready for Goodness Is Gorgeous’s recipe!
Coconut butter, coconut cream, and coconut oil make the most delightful base for this light and sweet fudge by Living Well Mom. Plus it’s free of the refined sugar in most fudge—and sweetened with pure maple syrup and vanilla extract instead.
Matcha Rice Krispie Treats
Because six-year-olds and full-grown adults alike can appreciate a good rice krispie treat (or four), why not add matcha to the crunchy, marshmallowy mix? Swap coconut oil in for butter to make Sarah Hearts’ recipe dairy-free.
Mango Matcha Green Smoothie
This summery smoothie from My Life Cookbook packs all sorts of greens, including matcha, spinach, and (our personal favorite) avocado. Mango naturally sweetens up the blend for a tasty, nutrient-packed drink.