Invigorating Vegan Matcha Milkshake

Ingredients for 1 delicious drink

  • 1 cup almond milk, oat milk, soy milk or other plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp of matcha powder (culinary grade or experiment with other grades)

Shake it up in a lidded jar or whisk or froth or blend the drink until the matcha powder is absorbed into the plant milk. Done!

Matcha is the Featured Lighten My Body Food on the podcast A Little Lighter in episode#13 “Myth and History of Henna: Ancient Cosmological Cosmetic for Dancers”. Matcha powder looks like henna powder, and we can eat it!

They make special ceremonial whisks for matcha, but you can just vigorously mix a teaspoons of matcha with ½-1 cup of hot water and enjoy it as tea or shake 1 teaspoon up with almond milk, oat milk or soy milk and enjoy it as a matcha milkshake. Matcha powder may have the same amount of antioxidants as regular loose leaf green tea

Matcha is made of green tea leaves that are steamed and baked and ground.

My favorite way to enjoy matcha is chilled with soymilk. Forget chemical food dye! Matcha turns food bright green naturally. Glowing with chlorophyll and caffeine. This stuff can give you a serious energy rush and jitters if you drink too much, so use it wisely.

Matcha is used in tea ceremonies in Japan, and this is the younger, higher quality grade. For my bachelorette party, we had hot matcha in a tea ceremony in a Japanese tea house in the woods in upstate New York, followed by a bhangra show and a funk show.

Some people sprinkle culinary matcha on soy yogurt, granola, and home-made cookies. Some East Asian crackers and sweets glow green with matcha as well.

The quality of matcha powder ranges widely. And Matcha contains the stems and leave veins as well as the tea leaves, and it is ground with metal blades instead of stones like regular green tea. It is used in ceremony.