24 June 2008

Blueberry Chill

If green-tea ice cream before noon isn't on your schedule, this rich but healthy cold treat should be.

I've written about fruit smoothies with matcha (powdered green tea) before, but recently, a massive recipe reorganization led me to discover some other drinks that I've been holding onto for over a decade. How something that seemed so essential to my daily intake managed to be filed away for that long is a bit of a mystery. Well, I can ponder it while sipping this creamy, antioxidant powerhouse brew.

It's a good anecdote to yesterday's decadence, and with hope, today's (making matcha cookies are the plan for the afternoon). Drink this every morning, and you may just live forever.

Matcha-Blueberry Shake
Makes: 2 8-ounce servings.

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons honey
Dash of vanilla extract (optional)
2-3 ice cubes
Pinch of matcha

Place all ingredients except matcha in a blender, and process until smooth. Pour into glasses, and sift matcha on top. Serve immediately.


Bonbon Oiseau said...

Sounds really good--I want to drink some with some matcha cookies.
Any mail order places you'd recommend for buying Matcha?

ana dane said...

why yes.

www.matchasource.com. i saw the founder speak at an annual tea festival here in ny a few years back, and she was really knowledgeable yet humble.

i haven't gotten around to ordering anything from her yet, but i definitely should get on that, seeing as i sadly ran out of matcha today before the great cookie experiment was done.

i am a bad gluten-free friend.