Believe it or not, even though it’s still a half-frozen-half-slushy wasteland outside, March 20th marks the start of spring. But because it could be eons until the first visual signs of spring (the perks of living in Canada, eh?), and with St. Patty’s around the corner, we’re adding green to the menu — matcha-style.
If you’re new to matcha or haven’t experienced it outside the standard barista-made latte, allow us to enlighten you with this one simple fact: matcha + pretty much anything = a match made in heaven. And if matcha’s brain boosting and detoxifying health benefits weren’t enough, it’s also incredibly easy to use. This concentrated green tea powder can be added to dozens of recipes and stirred into beverages hot or cold. And for the most nutrient-dense, adaptogenic benefits, go for JOYÀ's Focus matcha elixir blend.
Check out some of our favourite matcha pairings! As you bite, sip, and scoop your way through this feast of greenery, let it be a reminder that spring is near.
A superfood latte. AKA, cozy with some muscle.
(Photo from The First Mess)
It’s like drinking a frothy mug of white chocolate, except without
the white chocolate.
(Photo from The Joya Life)
The greenest of smoothies — with a touch of yellow.
(Photo from Bon Appetit)
A little overnight prep makes for one serious superfood
(Photo from Fit Mitten Kitchen)
No more waffling — add matcha to your batter already!
(Photo from Edible Perspective)
Excuse us while we take a refreshing dip in this smoothie bowl.
(Photo from Minimalist Baker)
Betcha can’t eat just one scoop.
(Photo from Oh, Lady Cakes)
The perfect to-go snack to save for later. Or eat immediately.
(Photo from My New Roots)
Pro Tip: Make these in bulk. You’ll thank us later.
(Photo from Jass Stupack)
Good luck going back to regular ol’ peanut butter cups after
(Photo from Keepin’ It Kind)
Shortbread to bake by the dozen, again and again.
(Photo from Tasty Yummies)
FYI, this is what the energizer bunny eats.
(Photo from The Loopy Whisk)
One slice is nice, but two slices are even better.
(Photo from Amy Chaplin)
Part cake, part breakfast pastry, and we want it all.
(Photo from Snixy Kitchen)
Matcha just turned minty fresh.
(Photo from Choosing Chia)
We’ve never been so nuts for a truffle.
(Photo from Becomingness)
Even with hibiscus, this Panna Cotta is the furthest thing from
(Photo from Butter Lust Blog)
Get ready to drown all your ice cream in this gingery Affogato.