Green tea has long been considered for the many health benefits it offers. Matcha green tea however is a super strength version that is said to be around ten times more nutritionally dense than regular green tea. This green powder is embedded in the Japanese culture and is delicious as well as being both energising and relaxing at the same time!
Matcha is a great ingredient to team up with our beloved Bestow Beauty Oil. In the granola recipe below we have done just that with the following health benefits.
Bestow Beauty Oil is a wonderful food for skin. It’s your edible cosmetic, making your skin soft, smooth and velvety. Bestow Beauty Oil is able to do this because it contains high levels of Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) that are not only vital for your health but also the beauty and vitality of your skin.
Unlike most fats, your body cannot produce Omega-3 and Omega-6 this is why they are called vitamin F. We have created Bestow Beauty Oil: a blend of organic, unrefined, extra virgin seed oils cold-pressed from flax and golden flax to provide you with a source of these Essential Fatty Acids. Bestow Beauty Oil is a bit like fish oil only better tasting and containing more essential fatty acids for your wellbeing.
RECIPE | Bestow Matcha Granola
Gluten free, dairy free, nut-free option
2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if required)
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds (substitute for more seeds if nut-free)
1/4 cup sesame seeds (black or white)
1/4 cup chia seeds (black or white)
2 tablespoons Matcha (we recommend matchamatcha.co.nz)
A pinch of salt
1/4 cup hulled tahini (this is less bitter than unhulled)
1/4 cup honey or preferred liquid sweetener (a nut butter works also)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 egg whites whisked
Heat oven to 145°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
In a small pan, combine the tahini, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract and heat gently on the stove top until the coconut oil is just melted.
Pour the tahini mixture over the dry ingredients and gently mix until everything is well combined.
Then add the egg whites to the mixture and mix well.
Spread the granola evenly on the baking tray and press firmly so it holds together. Place in the oven for 35 minutes.
Turn the oven off and remove granola from the oven. Using a fork, gently break the granola into clusters. Return the granola to the oven, leaving the door ajar to continue to cook for 30 minutes and harden so it becomes crunchy.
After the 30 minutes take the granola out of the oven to cool completely (it will continue to harden over this time) before packing it into an airtight container. This can be kept in the pantry for up to 2 weeks.
Serve with Dairy free coconut yoghurt, plant based milk, 1 dessertspoon of Bestow Beauty Oil, 1 dessertspoon of almond butter and seasonal fruit.
REASONS WE LOVE MATCHA!
It helps detoxify
Matcha has a high chlorophyll content, which plays a pivotal role in detoxifying the body. Thus when you consume Matcha it naturally removes chemical toxins, heavy metals, poisons, dioxins and hormone disruptors from our system, not to mention all those things we may have overindulged in over the summer break!
It helps prevent aging
There are more anti-oxidants in Matcha than any other superfood, blueberries, green veggies or dark chocolate! Because of this it can tremendously improve the health of your skin, helping it fight free radicals and slow the aging process.
It helps enhance concentration
Due to the presence of an amino acid called L-Theanine, chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine are produced in the body. These chemicals improve memory, enhance mood and increase concentration. Matcha makes you happy!
It boosts energy levels
The special combination of nutrients found in Matcha combine to give you a powerful energy boost without any side effects. It is clean and good energy that is released. Most people experience the stimulative effects of consuming Matcha for at least two hours.
WHERE TO BUY MATCHA POWDER AND BESTOW BEAUTY OIL
BESTOW BEAUTY OIL – Visit our stockist pages and find one nearest you
MATCHA POWDER – matchamatcha.co.nz