What’s Inside: It’s matcha, but with benefits! This mineral- and collagen-rich iced matcha uses my secret weapon: coconut water! This will give you a boost of energy from the electrolytes and tea, with a little dose of beauty from the collagen powder. This drink is Paleo and AIP-friendly, too.
Perfectly refreshing with its earthy green color, this Iced Matcha drink recipe is my absolute favorite. I drink it daily in the morning in warm weather, so trust me when I say it’s delicious. Did I mention that it’s Paleo and AIP friendly too? Filled with minerals, electrolytes, (hello, potassium), amino acids, and collagen, it tastes amazing but is also super healthy for you. It’s the best way to start the day – fresh and feeling fabulous!
Matcha is amazing, I grew to love it some years ago after realizing I needed a less jittery option than my former beloved coffee. It’s a green tea that tastes nothing like green tea, it is a little bitter, while also being pleasant, and has just a hint of floral flavor. Just like coffee, not all of it is made equally, so I have linked my favorite matcha brand in the recipe below – they quadruple screen the matcha for pesticides so you can be sure it’s safe.
This drink is made with coconut water, my secret-not-so-secret weapon of mass hydration. Coconut water, IMO is underrated. It’s literally nature’s Gatorade. It has so many great minerals and electrolytes, is high in potassium which helps maintain fluid levels of cells, and it also has a subtle natural sweetness to it. I’ve also added collagen protein to this drink, which is great for your hair, skin, and nails, so it’s kind of like taking a super quick trip to the salon first thing in the morning, right?
I am a big advocate for “starting savory” and this Iced Matcha is one of my favorite ways to help do this in the mornings. If you’re already a matcha fan then check out my dairy-free matcha latte or another of these delicious drinks to help start your day the right way.
tip! Matcha has 1/4th the caffeine of coffee, and thanks to amino acids like L-theanine, the energy from matcha is more focused so you can skip the crash and jitters that coffee usually gives!
Iced matcha is so good for you. Matcha alone is full of antioxidants, and researchers suggest that matcha has greater fat-burning AND cancer-preventing properties too. It is high in calcium and while it only has 1/4th the caffeine of coffee it’s more efficient at keeping you focused and alert! With the added benefits of coconut water and collagen, this recipe for iced matcha is amazingly healthy.
Matcha is just powdered green tea leaves, so it has a slightly bitter but pleasant and earthy taste, with some floral notes in there too. The coconut water in this recipe adds a bit of natural sweetness, and the cozy flavors of coconut pair perfectly with the matcha.
Matcha powder is made from green tea which is high in caffeine. Matcha contains 1/4th the amount of caffeine than coffee, and also won’t give you the negative side effects that caffeine can like the crash and jitters! If you want to know more about how caffeine can affect you, your energy levels, and your hormones check out my article on that here.
Iced matcha can be made up to two days in advance in airtight bottles in the refrigerator. After a while, the ingredients will separate, but shake the bottle it will return to its bright green color again. I’d recommend serving it immediately for the best taste.
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