Matcha green tea lemonade is a magical recipe. Nothing is more refreshing than an iced matcha green tea on a hot day, but throw some lemon and honey into the mix and you’ve got a flavor pairing for the gods. Plus, all the health benefits of matcha green tea, honey and lemons make green tea lemonade the perfect end of summer drink that will keep you from catching that dreaded Back-to-School-Plague .
Our matcha green tea lemonade is a twist on the traditional lemonade recipe, using honey instead of sugar for an added health boost, and adding matcha green tea for some natural caffeine. Refreshing and energizing, green tea lemonade is the perfect lemonade drink that the whole family can enjoy.
4 Lemons - ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice plus half one lemon for garnish
2 Tsp Tenzo Matcha Premium green tea powder
3/4 Cup honey
2 Cups hot water
1 Quart cold water
(Optional) Sprigs of mint for garnish
Juice about 3-4 lemons to produce ½ cup of lemon juice, set aside.
Whisk 2 tsp of Matcha Green Tea with together 4 oz of the hot water to make a matcha concentrate.
Mix the matcha concentrate with the honey and the rest of the hot water in a pitcher until the honey is completely dissolved.
Add the lemon juice and cold water and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and mint.
The best part of our matcha green tea lemonade is that it’s good for you. Traditional lemonade is a timeless classic, but its refined sugar makes you feel good for a brief period and then crash. In contrast, the matcha green tea and honey in our matcha green tea lemonade will provide you with long lasting, focused energy for hours while still being just as refreshing and delicious as the original. Even better, all three of the main ingredients in green tea lemonade are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. You can feel good sipping your green tea lemonade (Yonce style) knowing that you are nourishing your body at the same time. FLAWLESS.
Matcha green tea is packed full of the powerful antioxidant EGCg, fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins. This makes matcha green tea a superfood with a wide range of health benefits. We’ve already done a complete breakdown of the health benefits of matcha green tea, but just to recap, Matcha has been found to:
Prevent cancer cell growth
Prevent cardiovascular disease
Reduce inflammation and the onset of arthritis
Reduce cholesterol and the absorption of fat molecules
Limit the invasion and growth of viruses and bacteria
Prevent brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases
Help reduce hair loss
Of course, one of our favorite benefits of matcha green tea is the energy it gives us. The green tea plant comes packed with naturally occurring caffeine in the structure of its leaves. Drinking matcha green tea allows you to completely ingest the leaf and unlock the full caffeine content. The best part? The caffeine in matcha green tea provides long lasting, calm, focused energy, without the jitters and headaches usually associated with traditional coffee. To learn more about why this happens :
Check out the caffeine experience of matcha green tea.
Most of us already know that lemons are high in vitamin C and are great for fighting colds, but that’s just one of the many incredible health benefits of lemons. Just like matcha green tea, lemons are a superfood that contain their own set of natural medications. Studies have shown that consuming lemons:
Boosts the immune system
Reduces the risk of stroke
Reduces symptoms of respiratory problems such as asthma
Helps to control high blood pressure
Improves the appearance of skin
Increases iron absorption
The wide range of health benefits of lemons are due to their impressive nutritional breakdown. Just one fluid ounce of lemon juice provides 23% of your daily vitamin C! That’s just the beginning, lemons have many nourishing vitamins including: vitamin b6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and phosphorus. Lemons also contain flavonoids, powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. Furthermore, lemons are a natural detoxifier and have both antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Lastly, though they are acidic in taste and composition to start, lemons are alkaline-forming in the body and help to restore your body’s natural ph balance.
Another ingredient, another superfood. Just like lemons and matcha green tea, honey is packed with naturally occurring antioxidants and vitamins. It’s been used for centuries as a natural remedy for all kinds of ailments and afflictions but modern science has confirmed that consuming honey can help:
Boost the immune system
Suppress coughs and reduce throat irritation
Prevent and fight cancer
Aid the liver in processing toxins like alcohol
Regulate blood sugar
Honey is a superb replacement for regular sugar. It’s, antibacterial, anti-fungal and is a probiotic. Thus honey, helps heal your body from the inside out, fighting off bad bacteria and infection while restoring good bacteria to the gut. Honey has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar and thus provides a great source of natural energy. To get most nutritional benefits, it's recommended that you use raw honey for your green tea lemonade, as some of the nutrients can be lost during commercial processing. Who knew something so sweet could be so good for you?
You get the best of ALL the worlds. All three ingredients in matcha green tea lemonade are antioxidant powerhouses, and all three have natural medicinal properties that do wonders for your health. The energy boosting effects of the matcha green tea combined with the immune system boost from the lemons and honey will leave you refreshed, alert, and ready to take on anything.
So whether you are trying to detoxify, boost your immune system, increase your energy, or just have something sweet to sip on during the summer heat, green tea lemonade is the drink for you.
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