All posts tagged: matcha

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 …

LUSH and Homemade Matcha Face Mask

It is a fairly well-known fact that the skin becomes dry during the winters. Leaving your skin feeling tight, rough, and itchy. Skin gets dry because the harsh wind and cold weather irritate it, and the lack of humidity in the air causes it to lose moisture rapidly. As we age, winter dryness becomes worse because the natural oil layer in our skin is depleted. These face masks were truly heaven-sent. I love all Lush face masks, but this Oatifix is definitely my numero uno. I immediately have baby soft skin after using it. ♡ It smells so delicious (like baked goods)…it seriously makes me want to eat it every time I use it! lol It just smells so absolutely amazing and leaves my wintery skin feeling very moisturized, hydrated and brighter. Anyway, I use this mask every other day and Love Lettuce twice a week. They both give my face a nice glow.                                                                       …

Matcha 抹茶

                                                 How to Make Matcha / Japanese Green Tea Homemade Matcha is the best! With a little bit of training you can make a fine bowl of tea, and you will find it easier than you thought.  What you need to have:  Matcha Powder Chasen (bambo whisk) Chashaku (bamboo scoop) or measuring spoon Matcha Chawan (tea bowl) Matcha Strainer Hot Water Instructions 1. Use the Chashaku (bamboo scoop) to measure the matcha powder, about 2 scoops for Usucha (thin tea) , or 3-4 scoops for Koicha (thick tea). Sift your matcha powder into your tea bowl, this will ensure there are no lumps so your tea will be smooth. 2. Add hot water (about 70 cc), use water just under a boil for best result. 3. Using your Chasen (bamboo whisk), whisk to combine your tea. Begin slowly to dissolve matcha, then move very briskly back and forth as fast as you can in the middle of …