Hooray for Pineapple Iced Matcha!!

DSC06255My matcha bag is still quite full, so I decided to start experimenting a bit. I was treating the tea as if it were gold, and that’s silly.

Mornings are sometimes hard, so I’m always trying to come up with nice food to start the day with. In this case, I wanted something tasty, healthy and with a hint of holidays, so that it would also have a positive psychological effect on those “cranky” mornings.

And so I went out yesterday and bought a pineapple, because what says “Holidays!” more than a pineapple? No…not mango. Mango has become too mainstream 😉 Pineapple it is.

So, this morning I made an Iced Matcha with Pineapple & Lime juice and it was simply delicious! Great for the summer, soooo refreshing and icy! Great way to start the day:

Pineapple has calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. It contains bromelain (which aids digestion) and clears bacteria and parasites.

Lime is highly alkaline, is rich in potassium and vitamin C. It’s a natural antibiotic and a potent antiseptic.

You can read all about the benefits of Matcha on this recipe for Matcha Latte.

DSC06237I found that this drink left me full of energy, but also feeling quite full. I would normally have had toast by now (2 hours after having the drink), but I’m not in the least hungry. Whether this has something to do with the weight-loss properties of matcha or not, I haven’t got a clue.

In any case, it was lovely! Summery from the pineapple, sharp from the lime and refreshing from the matcha. This drink wasn’t sweet at all, despite the pineapple, so if you like things on the sweet side, you may want to add a teaspoon of sugar or some stevia, otherwise you’ll find it too sharp.

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Ingredients (for 1 Iced Matcha):

1/4 teaspoon Matcha green tea.

1 slice of fresh pineapple (about 2cm thick)

Half a lime.

2 tablespoons water

Ice cubes.

How to:

1.- Place your matcha on a cocktail shaker, add the 2 tablespoons of water and mix until the powder is completely dissolved.

DSC062462.- Place the lime and pineapple in a juicer. You should obtain about 200ml of juice. If you don’t, add some more pineapple.

3.- Put some ice cubes on the cocktail shaker and add the juice.

DSC062494.- Shake vigorously until you see that there is condensation on your shaker:

DSC062535.- Pour into a glass with some ice cubes and enjoy!!

DSC06254If you don’t have a cocktail shaker or don’t feel like using one first thing in the morning, dissolve the matcha in a glass, add the juice and whisk everything together before adding ice. Or you could also place everything in a blender and see what happens 🙂

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Have a great day!

Namaste,

Paula

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