Matcha Green Tea Shots

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These healthy matcha green tea energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!

These healthy matcha green tea energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!Matcha Green Tea Shots

 

I’m in love with Matcha, not just because of the antioxidants, or because it has two amino acids (theophylline and L-theanine) which have both an energizing and calming effect (which explains why Buddhist monks have been drinking Matcha for centuries!)

I really just love the taste of Matcha, more than I enjoy drinking a regular cup of green tea. Because it’s a fine powder form of the tea leaf, it quickly dissolves in anything you put it in, hot or cold, so if I want to drink it cold, I just mix it in – no heating required!

These healthy matcha green tea energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!

This is so easy, and takes just 1 minute to make. I combine sweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk and Matcha powder – then shake, shake, shake! That’s it! You could even use unsweetened almond milk and a few drops of stevia.

For a quick afternoon pick me up, rather than reaching for a cup of coffee (which I prefer to drink in the mornings) I go for Matcha instead. It’s the perfect pick me up without the jitters.

These healthy matcha green tea energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!

These healthy matcha green tea energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!
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Matcha Green Tea Shots

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55 Cals 1 Protein 10 Carbs 2 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Drinks, Snack
CUISINE: American
These healthy matcha green tea energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk, Almond Breeze
  • 2 teaspoons Matcha powder

Instructions

  • Combine the almond milk with the Matcha powder and place in a martini shaker.
  • Shake, shake, shake (shake really good to dissolve the powder) and pour into 4 shot glasses.

Nutrition

Serving: 2shots (4 oz), Calories: 55kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 76mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 2
Keywords: matcha drink recipes, Matcha Green Tea Shots, matcha shot

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38 comments

  1. Wonderful! Quick and easy, delish!  I even like it with the Almond milk with banana! 

  2. A PS to my comment just written – I see that that some others note that they do use the ceremonial grade. Is this higher in antioxidants or other benefits, I wonder?

  3. I have found organic matcha from Japan at a local Asian market. Also at a natural foods store, though the Asian market is cheaper. I buy the "for eating or drinking" rather than ceremonial grade. Sometimes I make a cup of green tea then stir in matcha for a double-green drink. But I'm looking forward to trying these matcha shots!

  4. Wow, I use matcha for everything, but never considered shots. Love this idea! My personal favourite matcha which is ceremonial grade AKA the most benefits is from Tease Tea. Called A matcha made in heaven <3 A little goes a looong way. http://teasetea.com/products/classic-tease-a-matcha-made-in-heaven.

    • I also love tease tea’s matcha green tea as well! It’s super good quality and affordable from what I’ve seen. Cheaper than amazon.

  5. I found the best matcha at www.midorimatchacompany.com
    Its organic and ceremonial grade and very delicious!

  6. i drink Steeped Tea Matcha. Love it!

  7. I tried matcha a while back and hated the taste. I recently found Jade Monk flavored matcha and love it. You might want to check it out. You can find them online.

  8. I've tried this matcha shot a few times and LOVE it!!
    This weekend I had it before a morning run and noticed the difference when I skipped it the following day…its a nice alternative if you're like me and can't eat before running
    Thanks so much for this one 🙂 Love your stuff

  9. This is soooo goood!! I find myself craving it. I use my blender bottle to mix it up and it works like a charm. Thanks for introducing me to matcha!

  10. I ordered Matcha from amazon and it is so expensive :-/ I'm looking up ways to make it myself. I love this though, the vanilla almond milk really makes it taste great!

  11. I love Almond Breeze! What a good way to drink it, I never thought about mixing it with my Matcha!

  12. I love the Starbucks drink, but this is so much easier and cheaper to do at home. It was delish! I bought my Matcha powder at our local organic grocery store.

  13. Looks so refreshing.

  14. Sounds yummy!!

  15. I've had the hardest time finding matcha powder….I'd love to try this soon!

  16. My daughter works at Starbucks and they have drinks they put matcha in and I am pretty sure you can have it added also. Is there anything else you add it to besides milk?

    • I add it to smoothies. When I go to Starbucks, I have it added to their Vivanno Smoothies. However, the Starbucks matcha blend is primarily sugar.

    • Starbucks matcha (teavana?) Is about 50% sugar… Be careful to check the ingredients before buying…

  17. Everyone's different. Coffee's never made me jittery but even a small amount of matcha will do it. It does have a wonderful flavor, though.

  18. This sounds interesting – I'll have to try it!

  19. Gina, I really don't like the taste of Almond milk, could I use Silk TrueCoconut Milk instead?

  20. Good work, Gina: matcha is the only form of tea in which you actually eat/drink the whole leaf, which adds other polyphenols and their benefits.

    Adding vitamin C (often done in ready-to-drink products to increase shelf life) increases levels of the two most abundant catechins by sixfold and 13-fold: but we can do it with lemon or orange.
    Best
    JL

  21. I love anything Matcha Especially bubble milk tea! so tasty!! I will have to try these, they look very tasty!

  22. Thank you, I actually have the Teavana. Which I love:) But I noticed the one in the picture was different. Just curious what brand it is?

  23. What a great idea, Gina! This may replace my usual afternoon cup of Earl Grey tea.

  24. Where do you buy your Match? Can you post a link? Thank you so much:)

    • http://www.teavana.com/the-teas/green-teas/p/matcha-japanese-green-tea-40g

    • Hmm. I wasn't a big fan of Teavana's matcha. Also I heard that to get all the health benefits it's worth getting the best. There are lots of good ones around. Favorite so far is from matchasource.com

  25. What kind of matcha powder do you use? I've thought about trying it but didn't know what kind to buy.

  26. I have never heard of Matcha. Where do you find it?

    • You can get it at Teavana. Online or in stores.

    • I also buy it from Amazon, and my local health food store carries it. It's more expensive than tea bags, but it lasts me a while.

    • My favorite is from www.MatchaSource.com. They have a very high grade one called Kama Matcha but when I mix it with milk (I prefer to use the unsweetened almond milk) like this I use their Gotcha Matcha. yum.

    • Adagio has a very good matcha – adagio.com. Much more cost effective than Teavanna, and you can purchase a sample size to start out with, if you're not sure if you'll like it. Price points are all over the place on tea – but I have trusted Adagio for years. Very high quality and extremely reasonable prices.