All about green.
My eat-your-greens challenge is going well so far. I am actually surprised about the variety of green fruits and vegetables. For the optimal detox it is necessary to avoid any kinds of alcohol and caffeine. So, NO coffee allowed.
For all of you coffee lovers, this is an healthy alternative:
Matcha Green Tea.
almost as effective as an espresso shot, they say
Matcha is finely-ground high quality green tea tips. Practically green tea powder. And we all know how healthy green tea is.
Matcha is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, increased metabolism, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. It detoxifies effectively and naturally, it lowers cholesterol and blood sugar,
Now, drinking the matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive full on 100% of the benefits of the leaves. Matcha is known to have 100 times more antioxitants than regular brewed tea. It is rich in finer and high in important chlorophyll which is found in all greens.
you need to drink 10 cups brewed tea or one cup of Matcha green tea
And the best thing - it is not only super healthy - but it also helps to concentrate and focus. Just a little bit like coffee. Some say a cup of matcha has the same effect like and espresso shot.
In Vienna and Germany they used to sell Matcha Green Tea Lattes all over the place. Unfortunately, they took it off the Starbucks menu in Germany - wtf? And here in Copenhagen you have hard time finding a Starbucks café anywhere- wtf?
I used to become a little addict on that. I started will a tall, then shift to a grande and end up with a venti haha. As I do hardly drink coffee this green tea is my healthy energiser for studying.
THIS IS ALL YOU NEED:
- one teaspoon of matcha green tea
- one cup of plant based milk, I used unsweetened organic almond milk
- boiling water
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT:
Slowly heat one cup unsweetened almond milk and foam it
Place one teaspoon matcha powder in a heatproof cup and slowly whisk in a hot water - about the volume of an espresso cup
Pour in the matcha espresso shot into the foamed milk
Sweeten with agave syrup if you are a sweet tooth.