I started hearing about matcha green tea a couple of years ago and I must say, I had heard it was healthy, but I didn’t know the exact health benefits behind this magical green tea powder. It was the newest rave so of course I had to give it a good try – and who wouldn’t love a cute green muffin or colorful latte in a chic tea spot? After trying it and enjoying it, I started looking into various recipes that I can make at home. And let me tell you my friends, the possibilities are endless. Add in its huge health benefits – such as its high concentration of antioxidants (giving us all younger-looking skin), cancer-fighting properties and components that help induce relaxation (here’s looking at you, mommy friends), increase metabolism, burn fat, ability to naturally detoxify the body, among many other benefits – and you have yourself a firm believer in matcha.
Moving on to my delectable Matcha Green Tea Banana Pancakes. Of course I did what every other mom would do and used St. Patrick’s Day as a way to get my children to try my vibrant green hot cakes. They were incredibly quick and easy to make – just the way I like it – and I’m proud to say they were an absolute hit! As if I haven’t given you reason enough to try this recipe, did you know you can freeze and store pancakes for up to two months? Perfect for those meal preps! Enjoy the recipe and if you do give it a try, give me a shout out and let me know your take on it.
2 free-range eggs
1 tablespoon matcha powder
Two pinches of baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup flour
Dash of vanilla extract
Raspberries, nuts and/or any other [healthy] toppings you’d like
Nonfat Greek yogurt (for topping)
Chia seeds are optional
- Toss banana, eggs, matcha powder, baking soda, almond milk, coconut flour and dash of vanilla extract in blender and blend until smooth.
- Heat up coconut oil in a skillet on medium-low heat. Pour your batter in the skillet and cook on each side.
- Top with Greek yogurt, raspberries, nuts and drizzle with chia seeds and honey.
Now that you made yourself a delicious breakfast, keep up those healthy vibes and go get your workout in!