Eat Clean Tea are on a mission to find healthy alternative summer drinks and have asked bloggers to come up with some ideas. When I discovered the #SummerOfMatcha recipe challenge I was so excited as I love experimenting.
Matcha seems to be everywhere at the moment and a bit of a buzzword. It is high in antioxidants, increases energy levels as well as your metabolism and boosts your immune system with high levels of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. Not to mention its detoxifying powers which cleanse the body of toxins. Overall this product has a total zen feeling surrounding it, only relaxing moments are associated with it and that is exactly what I wanted my drink to portray.
I decided to go down the refreshing citrus route having chosen the matcha and mint green tea mix, so here is my recipe…
2 scoops of Eat Clean Matcha & Mint Green Tea Mix
A handful of fresh mint
8 ice cubes
A cup full of water
Mix 2 scoops of matcha powder with a splash of water and whisk together.
Then chop the lime into wedges, slice the lemon and pick a handful of fresh mint leaves.
Place the matcha mix, lime wedges, lemon slices, mint and 6 ice cubes along with a cup full of water into a cocktail shaker. Leave a few wedges of lime out to decorate the glass with.
Once mixed sufficiently empty the mix into your favourite glass, add a few more ice cubes and enjoy.
This gives you a surprisingly light, fresh and zesty drink, not so dissimilar to a mojito – minus the rum! If anyone has any other matcha tea recipes I would love to hear them, feel free to leave a comment below.