Matcha powder is delicious brewed into a hot drink, but sometimes, you don't really want a warm beverage. Thankfully, there are plenty of creative ways to enjoy this healthy, earthy powder.


The next time you make a smoothie, toss a tablespoon of matcha powder into the mixture. It will turn your smoothie a bright green color and add a tea-like flavor. A really good smoothie recipe is to blend up 1 cup orange juice, 1 banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup yogurt, and a tablespoon of matcha.

Iced Latte

This drink can be nice and refreshing on a hot summer day. Brew a cup of matcha, but make it a little extra-strong. Add a tablespoon of honey and stir it to dissolve. Let it cool, and then mix it with an equal portion of milk or almond milk. You now have two servings of delicious matcha latte that can be even better when served over chipped ice.

Matcha Cookies

Make your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and add about two tablespoons of matcha powder to the dough. You may want to add a tablespoon of milk to make up for the extra dry ingredients. This gives your cookies a fun, green color that makes them a festive choice for some holidays. Plus, eating cookies won't make you feel as guilty when they're packed with antioxidants.

Matcha Oatmeal

If you're someone who likes oatmeal in the morning, here is an easy way to add some vitamins to your meal. Stir about a half teaspoon of matcha into your water or milk before you add the oats. This concoction is even better if you drizzle the oatmeal with honey once it's done cooking.

Matcha Popcorn

If you don't think eating green popcorn will bother you, use your matcha as a popcorn topping. Toss the popcorn with a little olive oil first — this makes the matcha stick. A little goes a long way, so start with just a half of a teaspoon or so for a big bowl of popcorn. 

Matcha Pudding

Buy a box of plain vanilla pudding and prepare it according to the directions on the package. Then, stir in a teaspoon of matcha. The green creation will look like pistachio pudding, but it will have a surprise flavor!

All of the creations above are delicious and nutritious. If you love matcha, give one of them a try today end enjoy.

For more information on the best matcha powder, contact a health foods retailer.