Tea no longer has to be a boring brew for those who don’t like it, but at the same time, want to be able to dig into some of its health benefits and flavors. Green tea is believed to have many health benefits. Let’s have a look at 5 delicious recipes that use green tea. Yes, there is popcorn in the list as well. Sneak some healthy anti-oxidants into your kids when they’re not looking!
Green Tea Milkshake
Your kids can have more fun with this one if you add some green food coloring! Simply run a cup of vanilla ice-cream with about a three-quarter cup of brewed green tea and some sugar. Add ice-cubes, and you have a delicious summer drink.
Green Tea Cake
These look lovely if you add an extra bit of ‘matcha’ powder to enhance the green color. Here’s how you can make it. Combine a cup of flour, about half a teaspoon of baking powder and a tablespoon of green tea (matcha) powder. Cream half a cup of butter with a two-third cup of sugar, and run gently in a mixer. Add 2 beaten eggs to this gradually, and add in the flour mixture, till you get a smooth batter. Bake for about 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 340 degrees.
Green Tea Popcorn?
Yes, this is another clever way to getting your kids to get the benefits of the matcha brew. Make about 10 popping corn kernels pop in your heavy-based pan like you would do for your usual popcorn. Meanwhile, mix a heaped teaspoon of matcha powder with a teaspoon of salt. Shake a little of this into the popcorn, shake the bag to coat and then taste. Add more if required. That’s all there is to it!
Begin with some half and half (you can substitute it with a mixture of milk and butter – 1 – tablespoons of melted butter for a cup less 2 tablespoons of milk). Gently heat it in a pot until it is warmed through. Whisk in a cup of sugar, and add a tablespoon of matcha powder. Stir in 2 cups of heavy whipping cream to this, and store in the freezer for about half an hour. Then churn in the ice-cream maker, transfer to a glass dish and set in the freezer for a few hours. Your kids will love this!
Green teas are believed to have many medicinal benefits, and if not through the traditional brew, these recipes are a great way for kids and adults alike to find ways to enjoy these benefits!