Matcha matcha matcha, we love you so. We’re bringing you 5 easy recipes that showcase the versatility of this vibrant green powder that we use in our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost blend, but aren’t too intimidating to make. Maybe you just got your first pouch of our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost or Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost Stick Packs and you can’t wait to dive into the wonderful world of matcha, but you’re just not quite sure where to start! These are great recipes to add into rotation even if you’re a seasoned matcha veteran. Let’s get whisking!
1. Tropical Matcha Collagen Boost Smoothie
We’re kicking off this roundup with a recipe that really does it all. This smoothie is a great way to get in a caffeine boost, a serving of collagen-boosting plant botanicals, and is a healthy breakfast or snack (with some greens snuck in!). Even better, all you have to do is toss the ingredients in a blender.
This smoothie gets its vibrant green hue from our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost and a handful of baby spinach, both of which are packed with chlorophyll and vitamins that your skin will love. Matcha also contains the amino acid L-Theanine, which helps to slow the body’s absorption of caffeine, resulting in a sustained, crash-free energy boost.* But don’t worry, this smoothie isn’t all greens- it’s blended with mango, pineapple, and banana to create a perfectly sweet and tangy blend that will take your tastebuds right to paradise, no plane ticket required, just a blender!
If you haven’t tried a Matcha Chai Latte yet, this is your sign to go make one right this minute. The warming spices in chai tea (think cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and clove) pair perfectly with the earthy, slightly floral flavor of matcha green tea. We use chai concentrate in this recipe, and if you’re going for convenience, feel free to grab your favorite boxed blend from the store. However, if you do have the extra time to spare, it’s absolutely worth it to make your own. Each chai blend can taste a little different due to the variations in spices used, so you can really customize it to your liking.
To make this Matcha Chai Latte, we used our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost, creamy oat milk, and chai concentrate. Make sure to add the Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost to 2oz hot water and froth or stir well to combine, since we don’t include any emulsifiers or artificial binders in our blends. Trust us, it’s worth it!
3. Vegan Matcha & Lemon Scones
We know, when discussing “easy recipes” scones aren’t usually the first thing to come to mind. But in this case, it’s entirely true! These scones are actually so simple to make and require just 6 good-for-you ingredients and 30 minutes from start to finish. Our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost is mixed into the dough, lending it a fun green hue and delicious, earthy matcha flavor. The taste of the matcha pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy lemon glaze and fresh lemon zest that is drizzled over the freshly baked scones. Are you drooling yet?
Our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost isn’t just for looks, though. It’s formulated with a blend of herbalist-approved plant botanicals that work to boost your body’s natural collagen production.* Ingredients like tremella mushroom, bamboo extract, tremella mushroom, and amla berry work to boost collagen synthesis and promote skin hydration.* This makes for happy and healthy hair, skin, and nails, but without the use of any animal ingredients.*
4. Blueberry Matcha “Boba” Latte
Have you ever tried boba tea (aka bubble tea)? Traditionally, it’s made with tapioca pearls, condensed milk, and sugary syrups, but we have a fun and easy, and healthy alternative! Our version is vegan and made with frozen blueberries instead of tapioca pearl boba, which can be difficult to find if you don’t live near a specialty grocery store.
The frozen blueberries at the bottom of your glass will begin to melt into a chewy texture full of fruity flavor that reminds us of tapioca pearls. The tangy, sweet flavor of the blueberries pairs perfectly with the creamy oat milk and matcha green tea in our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boos to create a latte that is out of this world delicious. Feel free to get creative and experiment with other fruits- we have a roundup of fruit boba recipes here. After sipping this fruity and fun latte, you’ll be refreshed, energized, and looking forward to making one again tomorrow!
5. Matcha Beauty Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a staple in any conversation about easy recipes. Simply combine all ingredients the night before and then grab and go when you’re ready to eat! They’re filling, tasty, and good for you, too! These gorgeous green oats are made with a scoop of Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost to give them a fun and fresh flavor and a variety of good-for-you plant botanicals that make it oh so easy to #benicetoyourself, even at breakfast!
Overnight oats are a great choice for an on-the-go breakfast, but are also a great snack option or even a packable lunch. Plus, you can meal-prep them in advance, especially if you know you have a busy day ahead! We also love them in the summer when it’s just too hot to cook, but still need a nourishing meal. The inclusion of our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost gives you a little extra caffeine kick and elevates the taste of these yummy overnight oats.
We hope this recipe roundup inspired you to get creative with matcha and try something new! You never know, one of these easy recipes might just become your new favorite. Happy whisking!