Matcha… What’s the Deal?

We all know about green tea and its long list of health benefits, but have you heard of matcha? When we learnt about the benefits of this trendy ingredient, we just had to make a smoothie using it. With matcha as our feature ingredient, the Tropical Matcha Smoothie was born.

We’ve put together our top 5 reasons as to why we love Matcha:

  1. It’s 100% green tea powder.

Yep, matcha literally translates to “powdered tea” in Japanese. Unlike green tea the matcha trees are kept undercover to help increase the level of amino acids and chlorophyll.

  1. Matcha is nutrient-dense.

This means you get the same benefits of green tea but more of it, in fact it has 3x the antioxidants of that of green tea.

  1. Curb those morning coffee habits with matcha.

Matcha just like green tea naturally has caffeine that will help keep you alert but also zen all at the same time.

  1. Mood booster.

Matcha contains the amino acid L-theanine, a compound that influences alpha waves in the brain, which can have a potential benefit for overall brain function and mood.

  1. It’s versatile.

Thanks to its powdered form, you can add matcha to anything from health treats, stir frys or even soups! Here at Boost we love adding it to our smoothies.

Want to give it a go? Try our new Tropical Matcha Smoothie and we’re sure you’ll love it as well.