Yogurt With Matcha and Blueberries

I threw something together for lunch today that turned out to be pretty tasty so I thought I’d share it here. There’s a place to eat at the university where they make a really great matcha latte and I get it with skim milk and no syrup. They steam the milk just right to get the natural sugars to really pop, something I can’t seem to pull off with my milk steamer at home.

Matcha is a particular type of green tea that you can buy in a powder format. Like other types of green tea it contains caffeine, although more concentrated. It’s the tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and there’s some scientific evidence that it may help in reducing stress and losing weight. There’s also evidence that too much of it might be bad for you, but most recipes that I’ve seen that include matcha call for a small amount.

Okay, enough about what matcha is. Here’s what I did with it today. Most days I take lunch to work with me and I often take some yogurt with blueberries and flax seeds. Lately I’ve also been throwing in some hemp hearts. Today I added some matcha powder and it ended up looking a big like I had some sort of pistachio dessert. It was, as I said early, pretty tasty. Here’s a picture and the ingredients, amounts, and some nutritional information about this concoction (according to my MyFitnessPal app).

Yogurt with matcha powder and blue berries.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup of 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 blueberries
  • 1 tbs flax seed
  • 1 tbs hemp hearts
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder

Stir vigorously and refrigerate until ready to eat and then stir again before eating.

Nutrition

  • Calories – 350
  • Carbohydrates – 25.5 g
  • Fat – 13.8 g
  • Protein – 33 g
  • Fiber – 7 g

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