A recent article in Go Magazine discovers the super powers of the utterly unmatchable matcha green tea… Read the full article here.
A serve of matcha equates, nutritionally, to 10 cups of regular brewed green tea, already acknowledged as a powerhouse. Matcha means ground or rubbed, so when you consume matcha, you are ingesting all of the leaves’ nutrients. Matcha plants are covered prior to harvesting to protect them against direct sunlight. This slows their growth and in turn encourages chlorophyll production, along with amino acids. Premium buds are handpicked and then stone ground, resulting in matcha powder. It is only in the last 10-15 years that matcha green tea has become widely consumed outside of Japan. Replacing one coffee a day, or just taking a shot of matcha in your water bottle or smoothie, will throw a powerful punch of extra vitamins and nutrients into your day. Alternatively, you may consider using it in baking – try our delicious Chocolate Matcha Cake!
GO Magazine Issue 51 2018
Chocolate Matcha Cake Recipe
Thank you to Jennifer for this recipe @birdseedtweet
Heat oven to 180°C
Mix the following dry ingredients in a bowl:
- 200g almond meal
- 75g rice flour
- 75g tapioca or corn starch
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 220g sugar
- 80g cocoa
- 1/2 tsp salt
Mix the following wet ingredients in a jug:
- 150g maple syrup
- 180g oil
- 225g milk of choice
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 heaped tsp Kintra Foods Matcha Green Tea Powder mixed in ¼ cup hot water
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine. Don’t overmix.
- Quickly pour mix into two greased/lined tins. (You can also make cupcakes.)
- Bake for around 35-45mins for larger cakes, less for cupcakes
- Allow to cool before removing large cakes from tins.
- 200g dark chocolate
- 1/3 cup water
- 200g coconut cream
- 3 tbsp sugar
Put chocolate pieces into a heat proof bowl. Put water and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over chocolate and allow to sit for a couple of minutes before stirring. Ensure the chocolate is fully melted; put in microwave for 10 or 20 seconds if necessary. Stir through coconut cream. Refrigerate until desired consistency is reached. Use between cakes and on top. Sift Kintra Foods Matcha Powder on top of iced cake.