Cool off any time with some cold matcha tea drinks. It’s simple to make this healthy drink with the green tea powder and fresh fruit for enhanced flavor.
Want to make an impressive-but-easy healthy drink to wow your friends? We’ve got you covered.
Today we have a refined-sugar-free iced tea recipe for you that’s so surprisingly healthy it’ll put the store-bought iced teas to shame. You can even use a low carb sweetener like monk fruit or stevia.
This recipe’s star is matcha green tea powder which comes from stone ground whole tea leaves.
Its fresh natural flavor is light on the palate, without the bitterness you expect from typical green tea. So it’s perfect for making cold matcha tea drinks.
Matcha also happens to be packed with over 100x the antioxidants of regular loose leaf green tea, making it a choice supplement for fighting diseases.
Not to mention, it also has energy-boosting properties and even helps with weight-loss!
How to make cold matcha tea drinks
To make a quart of this delicious cold matcha tea drinks, you’ll need matcha powder, fresh fruit, mint leaves and natural sweetener to taste.
Simply pour hot water into the green tea powder and stir to dissolve. Then, add in the desired sweetener and stir well.
In a large pitcher, pour in one quart water and then stir in the matcha mixture. Then top off with ice, the fruit and mint leaves.
The refreshing cold matcha is now ready to enjoy!
You’ll find the printable recipe below!
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 apple, sliced
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1-3 tsp natural maple syrup, sweeten to taste
- 1 quart water
- Pour 1/3 cup of hot water into your matcha powder. Stir thoroughly to dissolve.
- Add the maple syrup. Stir well.
- Fill your pitcher with water. Make sure you leave space for ice.
- Pour the matcha mixture into the water. Stir well.
- Fill with ice, sliced fruit, mint leaves.
- Stir, serve, and enjoy!
Fresh berries are a great substitute for the apple.
For low carb, replace maple syrup with stevia and or monk fruit extract sweetener.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 36 Sodium: 12mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g
Erin Young is a health writer, tea expert and owner of two tea brands: Evergreen Matcha in the USA and Zen Green Tea Matcha in Australia. She partners with sustainable tea farms based in Kyoto (Japan) to ensure the best possible quality matcha green tea powder. Click here to get your free matcha recipe eBooks with more than 30 healthy recipes.