matcha juice recipes

Green Tea Juice Recipes & Benefits

by Bob Hannum
Nov 6, 2013

 
  Table of Contents

 
 - Historically                     Speaking
 - Nutritional
        Highlights
 - Benefits
 - Recipes
 

Historically Speaking

Green tea has a lengthy history throughout Asia, from China to Korea, Vietnam to Japan and Thailand. Its origins begin in China, dating further than four thousand years ago. It was legendary for its medicinal efficacies, used to promote digestion, heal wounds, control bleeding and blood sugar, quench thirst, uplift the spirit, and regulate body temperature. The Zen Buddhist priest Esai wrote in the twelfth century of its healing powers, including its ability to improve the ‘five vital organs.’ He went on to describe the properties of green tea for medicinal purposes, including assisting digestion, curing disease, maintaining the health of the brain, boosting energy, and improving urinary tract function.

Nutritional Highlights

Green Tea is one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet and a natural source of fluoride and caffeine.

matcha juice benefits

Green tea is exceedingly rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins, folic acid, protein, fluoride, amino acids, and caffeine.

Antioxidants fight skin cancer, premature aging, and skin wrinkling by protecting the body from harmful UV rays. They fight free radicals, act as an anti-inflammatory, defend against colon cancer, detoxify the liver, reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol, and enhance heart health.

Green tea increases metabolism thereby enhancing the body’s fat-burning process and greatly assisting with weight loss.

Vitamins in green tea include A, B, C, D, and K. Vitamin A lowers appetite, promotes healthy vision, fights bacterial growth, inhibits viruses, decreases the risk of many cancers, and protects against stroke. Vitamin B (5, 7, and 9) decreases cholesterol, muscle pain, and depression, defends against blood clotting, lowers the risk of birth defects during pregnancy, and protects against certain types of anemia. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, promotes the healing of wounds, and lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol. Vitamin K is essential for the health of the liver, brain, lungs, and heart. Vitamin D is essential for the body’s ability to absorb phosphorus and calcium. Recent research links vitamin D with the prevention of cancer and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The 8 essential amino acids are necessary for the body’s manufacture of protein for energy and muscle health. Protein is essential for healthy muscle, cartilage, hair, skin, and nails.

juice recipes with matcha

Dried green tea can be brewed and added to your fresh juice or it can be purchased at health food stores as a powder – just add a spoonful to your favorite juice. These are my favorite recipes adding powdered green tea:

Recipes

Green Tea Pomegranate Spice
2 cups Pomegranate – seeds only
1 thumb Ginger
1 tablespoon Green Tea powder

Green Tea Orange Grape Juice
1 Orange – remove rind
2 cups Grapes – seeds and all! I prefer Concord Grapes
1 tablespoon Green Tea powder (known as 'matcha") – BTW: this is quite a caffeine kick!

More great juice recipes can be found in my Ultimate Juicing Recipes & Tips ebook. A new edition has just been published and available here in the "Juice Away Illness!" box on the right. For Kindle, Nook, and iPad users you can purchase the book thru Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks (thru iTunes).

 
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