Matcha or maccha is a finely ground green tea powder. It is a natural, organic green tea which has been the heart of the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony for over 900 years. The Buddhist monks called matcha tea as the ‘health elixir’ for its potential to heighten the concentration and enhance the metabolism.
Matcha is a time-honored beverage which is source of vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, Vitamin E,vitamin K and trace minerals. Matcha is rich in components with super antioxidant activity including polyphenols, catechins and chlorophyll. Presence of amino acids such as L-theanine and theophylline in the matcha tea makes it a multi nutrient-packed drink.
Health benefits of matcha are plenty and here just to name a few: stronger immune system, improves cardiovascular health, energy enhancer, detoxifier (chlorophyll detoxifies and maintain the blood and tissues alkaline), protection from infection, mental alertness and calming effect
Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.
Maca helps your overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly
It increases the energy and stamina and is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women, balancing your hormones and increasing fertility.
If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, maca may help alleviate these symptoms.
Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes, decreasing skin’s sensitivity
Together they make a powerful combination of super foods with endless health benefits
1tsp matcha powder
½ tsp maca powder
250ml hot rice or coconut milk
blend all ingredients and enjoy hot or cold (iced matcha latte) – you can add 1tsp honey if you can’t resist that sweet tooth.