We can't lie, we love the power of matcha so much we add it to our cookies now. We love making our matcha beauty cookies with almond and white chocolate for a little flare. They are our favorite leftovers to come home too, plus they have hair, skin and nail benefits!*
Before we even dive into how our vegan collagen support blend supports your hair, skin, and nails-- let's talk matcha! Our vegan collagen matcha blend has added benefits to it, but so does matcha. Matcha is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods that exist and is said to have nearly 14 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 6 times more than dark chocolate, and 12 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.* And that’s just in one teaspoon!
Matcha contains 137 times more EGCG which is an antioxidant found in regular green tea. EGCG has been researched and linked to encourage healthy metabolism and improve signs of aging.* This antioxidant fights against DNA damage done from UV rays which in turn combat signs of aging skin.
Matcha is also rich in L-Theanine, an amino acid that works to promote strong brain function, concentration, and increased calm without the nervous energy or jitters.* L-Theanine can also work to reduce anxiety because of the high and raw amounts that are found in matcha.* Green tea is also packed with Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both incredibly essential for maintaining healthy skin. B2 plays an essential role in balancing collagen levels which improve skin texture and firmness.* Vitamin E encourages cell growth and enforces hydrated and nourished skin.
Want to learn more about the benefits of matcha? Take a look at our plant education section that helps tackle our ingredient list:
- All About the Matcha Plant
- High vs. Low Quality Matcha
- Ultimate Guide to Copina Co.’s Vegan Collagen-Supporting Ingredients
- Does Matcha Have Caffeine?
- Skin-Boosting Benefits of Drinking Matcha
Not sold on our powerhouse ingredient for our matcha cookies? Our Vegan Matcha Almond Cookies are made with almond flour, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, plus they have the added plant botanicals found in our vegan collagen support blend like tremella mushroom, amla berry, and biotin! Did we mention they taste great too?
All you have to do to make these tasty cookies is combine all the ingredients and let the dough chill for at least an hour. We recommend a face mask or a good book while you wait for these delicious beauty cookies to be ready to bake. Once they have chilled you can pop them in the oven for 13-15 minutes and you'll have fluffy warm cookies ready to enjoy.
If you loved these healthy and vegan cookies, you'll love our other vegan-collagen supporting dessert recipes:
- Vegan Snickers Bites
- Vegan White Chocolate Rice Crispie Treats
- Vegan Matcha Cake Loaf
- 5 Cacao Powder Recipes to Satisfy a Chocolate Craving
- Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake
Vegan Matcha Almond Cookies
Matcha Beauty Cookies with Almond & White Chocolate. These are maybe the best thing we’ve had all year. Plus, our matcha collagen supporting blend contains tons of plant botanicals to support hair, skin, and nail health!
2 cups almond flour
2 scoops Copina Co. Matcha Collagen Support Blend
1/4 cup maple syrup
1tsp almond extract
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together and sit aside.
Chill dough for at least an hour
Roll into TBSP sized balls and bake for 13 minutes at 350