23 Foods made marvelous with matcha

Jan 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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Matcha, a grassy green tea powder from Japan, is taking the culinary world by storm.

Not only does it impart a lovely jade hue to cookies, cakes and smoothies, but it may also boost the nutritional value of your food.

Matcha contains up to three times more catechins (an antioxidant) than ordinary brewed green tea. Some studies show matcha can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, promote weight loss and strengthen your immune system.

Matcha has a smaller amount of caffeine compared to coffee or espresso — just enough to make you feel alert, not loopy and wired.

Intrigued yet? These recipes will help you incorporate matcha into your diet.

1 /24: Vegan coconut vanilla matcha latte

1/24 :Vegan coconut vanilla matcha latte

2 /24: Vegan coconut-matcha ice cream cakes

2/24 :Vegan coconut-matcha ice cream cakes

3 /24: Matcha-glazed brownies

3/24 :Matcha-glazed brownies

4 /24: Matcha-mascarpone cheesecake bars

4/24 :Matcha-mascarpone cheesecake bars

5 /24: Matcha green tea canelés

5/24 :Matcha green tea canelés

6 /24: Green tea matcha mousse pie

6/24 :Green tea matcha mousse pie

7 /24: Pumpkin pie-matcha pancakes

7/24 :Pumpkin pie-matcha pancakes

8 /24: Fig walnut matcha porridge

8/24 :Fig walnut matcha porridge

9 /24: Matcha macarons with red bean filling

9/24 :Matcha macarons with red bean filling

10 /24: Matcha cookies-and-cream ice cream

10/24 :Matcha cookies-and-cream ice cream

11 /24: Matcha mallow s'mores

11/24 :Matcha mallow s'mores

12 /24: Matcha-ginger dreamsicle pops

12/24 :Matcha-ginger dreamsicle pops

13 /24: Easy matcha Oreos

13/24 :Easy matcha Oreos

14 /24: Matcha-peach lassi

14/24 :Matcha-peach lassi

15 /24: Matcha sugar cookies

15/24 :Matcha sugar cookies

16 /24: Matcha-lemon meltaways

16/24 :Matcha-lemon meltaways

17 /24: Matcha-black sesame marble cake

17/24 :Matcha-black sesame marble cake

18 /24: Matcha power smoothie

18/24 :Matcha power smoothie

19 /24: Flourless chocolate cake amaranth matcha

19/24 :Flourless chocolate cake amaranth matcha

20 /24: Chocolate doughnuts with matcha glaze

20/24 :Chocolate doughnuts with matcha glaze

21 /24: Healthy matcha and hemp seed muffins

21/24 :Healthy matcha and hemp seed muffins

22 /24: Chocolate thumbprint matcha cookies

22/24 :Chocolate thumbprint matcha cookies

23 /24: Chocolate-matcha popcorn

23/24 :Chocolate-matcha popcorn

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