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Kat was previously the digital assistant on Healthy Food Guide. Since leaving, she has completed a Le Cordon Bleu course and now runs a wedding cake company in Boston, Massachusetts

The matcha craze has hit the UK in a big way. Within the past few months I’ve encountered matcha cheesecake, matcha doughnuts and countless matcha drinks

 
In a sentence, matcha is green tea that’s been ground into powder. It’s linked with all sorts of health benefits and it adds a lovely depth of flavour to a variety of dishes. If you’re interested in learning more about what matcha is click here.

I was sent a sample of BodyMe matcha powder, along with a recipe for their iced matcha milk. It was refreshing (in more than one way) to see an iced version of a matcha drink as many tend to be hot-style, frothy brews.

The recipe could not have been simpler to throw together. Don’t believe me? Just watch the video below. The throw-it-all-in-the-blender method means it’s ready in a flash — perfect for breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon pick-me-up.

 

The end result was a creamy, cold and refreshing drink. I used a quarter teaspoon of matcha in my drink and the flavour was the perfect intensity, but feel free to taste as you go along and add more if you like.

Iced Matcha Milk
Prep 3 min
Serves 1

Ingredients

    • ¼ – ½tsp matcha powder
    • 200ml Alpro coconut milk
    • 1 date
    • 3 ice cubes

Method
1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender (add ¼ tsp of matcha to start and adjust to taste).

2. Blend until dates are finely minced. These will sink to the bottom but the sweetness will blend throughout.

Per serving 

84kcal
1.8g fat
1.8g saturates
16.1g carbs
14.1g sugars
1.2g fibre
1g protein
0.3g salt
247mg calcium
0.2mg iron

LOW CAL
LOW FAT
LOW SAT FAT
LOW SALT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEG
GLUTEN FREE
DAIRY FREE