Month: May 2015

Matcha Soy Latte 抹茶ソイラテ

Anyone else a fan of matcha soy lattes? Here’s a recipe for the perfect 抹茶ソイラテ… Add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet by having a cup of this mild and tasty latte. Matcha is packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism, detoxifies your body naturally, calms the mind and relaxes the body. While soy milk (made from soybeans) is low in saturated fat, it contains almost as much protein as cow’s milk, yet is lower in calories than whole milk, contains no cholesterol and has 10% of daily value of dietary fiber.  Use this easy recipe to make a simple, HEARTY and YUMMY matcha soy latte that can be enjoyed both hot or iced. Ingredients – Pure Matcha Powder (preferably Uji Matcha)  2 tsp – Soy Milk 1 cup – Hot Water  1 tbsp – Pure Honey 1 tsp – Matcha Crepe Sticks (optional) Directions 1. Sift matcha powder into the cup to avoid any lumps. 2. Add hot water and honey. Whisk vigorously until all of the powder is dissolved.  3. Add soy milk in a glass cup and heat in the microwave for 1 minute (or …

Matcha Parfait 抹茶パフェ

Learn how to make your own matcha parfait – Yokan 羊羹  and Matcha Warabi Mochi 抹茶わらび餅 from scratch! ♡ MATCHA PARFAIT ♡ Ingredients  Yokan (sweet red bean paste jelly) *  Matcha Warabi Mochi * Honey Cornflakes Matcha Ice cream Canned Mixed Fruit Cream Matcha Crepe Sticks (optional) * see recipes below Directions Put cream into a large bowl and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon 2 tbsp cornflakes into a dessert glass. Top with an even layer of whipped cream. Add some yokan and mixed fruits. Spoon on another tbsp whipped cream. Top parfait with matcha ice cream, warabi mochi, matcha crepe sticks and some remaining fruits and cornflakes. Cool in the fridge. Matcha Crepe Stick snack from our local Japanese grocery store~ 美味しい! * HOW TO MAKE YOKAN / 羊羹 (sweet red bean paste jelly) Ingredients – Water 150 ml – Agar Powder 1 tsp – Salt – Koshi-an (sweet red bean paste without skins) 200g Photo Credit: Tsunagu Japan Directions Put water and agar powder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add Koshi-an and mix …

Fruitify your day! Mixed Fruit Smoothie Recipes

One of the best ways to refresh yourself is by having a detoxified body. Not only it revitalizes your inner body with natural nutrients, but also it nourishes your well-being while having a soothing run down your throat especially during the hot days. It is important to allow your body to enjoy the cool while maintaining a healthy balance of ions in your system. What else more perfect for this purpose than the ultimate favorite fruity smoothie? Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day. They’re easy to make, refreshing and nutritious. Ingredients Fruity Smoothie Option #1 1 cup strawberries, stemmed 1 cup watermelon, sliced 1 cup apple, sliced 1 cup plain yogurt 5 pcs milk ice cubes 2 tbsp pure honey (optional) Option #2 1 cup apple, sliced 1 cup pear, peeled and sliced 1 whole kiwi, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup plain yogurt 5 pcs milk ice cubes 2 tbsp pure honey (optional) 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Option #3 2 cups watermelon, sliced …