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Matcha Lemonade

By Holly Darnell, RD

May 24, 2024

Matcha lemonade

A certain coffee shop makes a bunch of fun, colorful drinks, especially when summer is about to hit. The latest hyper popular one is matcha lemonade. However, like most of their drinks, they’re also typically loaded with sugar.

Instead, simply make your own matcha lemonade. It’s perfect for warm or hot days, for it combines that refreshing lemonade taste with the smooth energy boost you get from quality matcha. It’s also a beautiful light green color and can even work as a mocktail (though you probably shouldn’t have past the late afternoon because of its natural caffeine content).

That caffeine component is key, for many matcha aficionados switched over from coffee because they don’t get the occasional jittery feeling that coffee may produce. That’s certainly the case with the matcha powder that used in this recipe.

Quality Matcha Is Key

Matcha isn’t just any old green tea. It’s a high-grade, finely ground concentrated green tea that’s been used traditionally in Japanese tea ceremonies for hundreds of years.

Ancient Nutrition’s Ancient Elixirs Superfood Matcha is sourced from Japan. It’s full of antioxidants, plus caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine (a natural stress reliever).

Thanks to its polyphenol compounds called catechins, a type of antioxidant found in other superfoods, matcha offers a variety of powerful benefits. These include supporting increased energy, weight management (in conjunction with an overall healthy diet and lifestyle), immune system health and overall well-being.

Ancient Nutrition’s superfood matcha powder is paired with organic coffee cherry for 135 milligrams of caffeine. How does that compare to a cup of coffee? Well, eight ounces of coffee typically contains 95 milligrams of caffeine. Two shots of espresso, meanwhile, is around 130 milligrams.

This matcha powder also features the adaptogenic superfoods ashwagandha root and leaf extract, organic chaga mushroom extract and organic reishi mushroom extract. It truly earns that title of “Superfood Matcha.”

It also uses both medium chain triglycerides (from coconut) and organic coconut milk for healthy fats and as a natural energy booster.

The benefits of this superfood matcha powder include:

  • Supports healthy energy and reduces fatigue

  • Helps promote mental clarity and concentration

  • Promotes a positive mindset

  • Helps promote a healthy response to stress

Matcha lemonade ingredients

How to Make Matcha Lemonade

First, it’s important to make matcha the right way. In a small bowl, add two tablespoons of water water and the matcha powder. Use a whisk or hand brother (or get fancy with a bamboo matcha whisk), then mix until the matcha forms a thick paste and dissolves.

How to make matcha

Set aside and let cool for about two to three minutes.

Juice one lemon to produce about two to three tablespoons of liquid. In a pitcher, add two cups of cold water, the lemon juice and two teaspoons of honey. Ideally, use raw honey for more benefits.

Whisk until well combined, then add in the matcha paste and stir until combined.

Add ice to two glasses and pour your matcha lemonade over the ice.

While matcha lemonade is best served fresh, it can last for up to three days covered in the refrigerator.

Summer Copycat Drinks

Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

Matcha Lemonade Recipe

Category

Beverages

Servings

2

Time

15 min

Calories

97

Author

Holly Darnell, RD

When summertime hits, you’re ready for summer drinks that can cool you down while also provide some energy. Rather than get jittery on cold brew and iced coffee, try this delicious matcha lemonade.

Ingredients

Directions
  1. In a small bowl, add in hot water and matcha powder. Using a whisk or a hand frother, whisk until it forms a thick paste and matcha dissolves. Set aside and allow to cool, about 2-3 minutes.

  2. In a pitcher, add cold water, lemon juice and honey. Whisk until well combined.

  3. Add in matcha paste and stir until combined.

  4. Add ice to glasses and pour matcha lemonade over the ice.

Nutrition

One cup serving (283 g) contains:

  • Calories: 97

  • Total Carbohydrates: 9.5 g

  • Fiber: 0.5 g

  • Sugar: 6.4 g

  • Total Fat: 6 g

  • Saturated Fat: 6 g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g

  • Trans Fat: 0 g

  • Protein: 1.1 g

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • Sodium: 6 mg (0% DV*)

*Daily Value: Percentages are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

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