Matcha cheesecake brownies with chocolate and matcha swirls cut into squares from Ful-Filled, The Joya Life
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Matcha Made in Heaven:
18 matcha pairings to get you excited for Spring

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.

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.

 

Beverages

Matcha + Maca

A superfood latte. AKA, cozy with some muscle.

Frothy green matcha and Maca plant-based latte in a white mug topped with black and white sesame seeds. The Joya Life
(Photo from The First Mess)

 

Matcha + Cacao Butter

It’s like drinking a frothy mug of white chocolate, except without
the white chocolate.

A mug of frothy white chocolate matcha elixir made sweetened with cacao butter and coconut butter next to a spoon of matcha. The Joya Life.
(Photo from The Joya Life)

 

Matcha + Pineapple

The greenest of smoothies — with a touch of yellow.

A vegan green smoothie made with almond milk, spinach, ginger, frozen pineapple and banana, and matcha.
(Photo from Bon Appetit)

 

Breakfasts

Matcha + Yogurt

A little overnight prep makes for one serious superfood
breakfast.

Matcha overnight oats topped with strawberries, granola, and nut butter with a bowl of strawberries from Fit Mitten Kitchen, The Joya Life
(Photo from Fit Mitten Kitchen)

 

Matcha + Pepitas

No more waffling — add matcha to your batter already!

Green Matcha Waffles with melting butter and a fork taking out a bite from Edible Perspective, The Joya Life
(Photo from Edible Perspective)

 

Matcha + Banana

Excuse us while we take a refreshing dip in this smoothie bowl.

Creamy refreshing matcha green smoothie bowl topped with slice almonds, fresh raspberries, next to sliced bananas. The Joya Life.
(Photo from Minimalist Baker)

 

Matcha + Vanilla Bean 

Betcha can’t eat just one scoop.

Vanilla Bean and Matcha Chia Pudding with a bite taken out of it from Oh Lady Cakes, The Joya Life
(Photo from Oh, Lady Cakes)

 

Snacks

Matcha + Oats

The perfect to-go snack to save for later. Or eat immediately.

Matcha Green Granola Bars with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits cut into pieces from My New Roots, The Joya Life
(Photo from My New Roots)

 

Matcha + Tahini

Pro Tip: Make these in bulk. You’ll thank us later.

Bowls of matcha coconut protein energy balls made by Jass Stupak - The Joya Life
(Photo from Jass Stupack)

 

Matcha + Dark Chocolate

Good luck going back to regular ol’ peanut butter cups after
this.

Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups on a wooden cutting board with a bowl of matcha powder from Keepin' It Kind, The Joya Life
(Photo from Keepin’ It Kind)

 

Matcha + Orange Blossom

Shortbread to bake by the dozen, again and again.

Grain-free Matcha Orange Blossom Shortbread Cookies with black sesame seeds and a glass of milk from Tasty Yummies, The Joya Life
(Photo from Tasty Yummies)

 

Matcha + Almonds

FYI, this is what the energizer bunny eats.

Matcha No Bake Energy Bites on parchment paper with a white chocolate drizzle from The Loopy Whisk, The Joya Life
(Photo from The Loopy Whisk)

 

 

Desserts

Matcha + Shredded Coconut

One slice is nice, but two slices are even better.

Matcha Coconut Custard Tart with chocolate crust cut into pieces from Amy Chaplin, The Joya Life
(Photo from Amy Chaplin

 

Matcha + Black Sesame

Part cake, part breakfast pastry, and we want it all.

Slice of gluten-free matcha cake with black sesame streusel from Snixy Kitchen, The Joya Life
(Photo from Snixy Kitchen)

 

Matcha + Mint

Matcha just turned minty fresh.  Square of almond flour brownies topped with matcha and mint icing and a sprinkling of matcha green tea powder. The Joya Life
(Photo from Choosing Chia)

 

Matcha + Macadamia

We’ve never been so nuts for a truffle.

Raw chocolate matcha truffles with macadamia nuts and a chocolate drizzle and matcha powder dusting from Becomingness, The Joya Life
(Photo from Becomingness)

 

Matcha + Hibiscus

Even with hibiscus, this Panna Cotta is the furthest thing from
garden-variety.


(Photo from Butter Lust Blog)

 

Matcha + Ginger

Get ready to drown all your ice cream in this gingery Affogato.

Matcha ginger affogato sauce being poured onto vanilla ice cream from The Bojon Gourmet, The Joya Life
(Photo from The Bojon Gourmet)

 

(Header image from Ful-filled)

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