30 Amazing Ways You Can Use Matcha Tea To Make Mouthwatering Food

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It seems matcha is invading our coffee shops, juice bars and, of course, our social media feeds.

Like most people, I was a bit perplexed to see all of my favorite smoothies and lattes take chartreuse hues.

And that left me with two simple questions: What the hell is this green stuff and why are people so obsessed with it?

Matcha is green powder made from ground up green tea leaves.

People are going batsh*t crazy over this stuff because you get all the same health benefits from consuming the powder as you would from eating the tea leaves.

And matcha actually tastes pretty good, whereas stuffing your face full of green tea leaves sounds absolutely dreadful. But aside from being delicious, this powerful green powder is packed with antioxidants and metabolism-revving EGCG.

Plus, it will give you a serious energy boost; matcha has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee.

If that doesn't convince you to hop on the matcha bandwagon, you should also know matcha goes way beyond a form of tea.

In fact, there's an almost endless array of tasty treats you can whip up with this green tea powder, so I set out to find a bunch of mouthwatering matcha recipes, including smoothies, desserts, waffles and even chicken fingers.

Take a look at the pictures below to see 30 matcha creations that will blow your mind.

Matcha Coconut Pancakes

Recipe: The Healthy Foodie

Matcha Gnocchi

Recipe: Princess Tofu

Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups

Recipe: Keepin' It Kind

Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe: Imperial Sugar

Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Healthy Nibbles And Bits

Matcha Green Tea Souffle

Recipe: Just One Cook Book

Matcha Waffles

Recipe: Edible Perspective

Raw Coconut and Chocolate Matcha Cookies

Recipe: My Secret Hiding Point

Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding

Recipe: Choosing Raw

Matcha Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Recipe: Girl Versus Dough

Matcha Noodles with Basil Cream

Recipe: Invitadoinviernoeng

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Recipe: The Roasted Root

Fudge Brownies with Matcha Glaze

Recipe: My Name Is Yeh

Matcha Croissants

Recipe: Thirsty For Tea

Matcha Granola with Blueberries

Recipe: 40 Aprons

Matcha Green Tea Popcorn

Recipe: Go Dairy Free

Matcha Oreos

Recipe: My Name Is Yeh

Matcha Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Recipe: Devour Blog

Matcha Chicken Tenders

Recipe: Giada Weekly

Matcha Green Tea Frappe

Recipe: Earth Sprout

Matcha Green Tea Muffins

Recipe:One Ingredient Chef

Matcha Green Tea Soft Pretzels

Recipe: Sandra's Easy Cooking

Matcha Green Tea Cream Puffs

Recipe: Zen Can Cook

Matcha-Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Recipe: Food And Wine

Matchamisu

Recipe: Oh How Civilized

Mini Matcha Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Recipe: Bread Et Butter

Peach Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Recipe:Keeping' It Kind

Raw Matcha Cheesecake

Recipe: Bags And Bunnies

Roasted Blueberries and Cream Matcha Popsicles

Recipe: With Food And Love

White Chocolate Matcha Cookies

Recipe: Salu-Salo