Refreshing and healthy, Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink is just the pick-me-up you're looking for this summer! No added sugar, and perfect for sipping! We use canned pineapple in 100% juice to sweeten the drink, and using shelf-stable ingredients allow us to enjoy it anytime. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this frosty, fruity beverage!
FAQs and Substitutions
Matcha is simply specially grown green tea leaves, finely ground into a powder so it will dissolve in liquid. It does contain caffeine, so if you're sensitive to that, look for a decaf version (there aren't many, so check retailers like Amazon). Matcha powder can be found at most any major retailer like Target, Walmart, and Amazon, as well as smaller, local shops.
If green tea is healthy, then matcha must be, too, right? Yep! In fact, since matcha is the whole tea leaf, it contains even more antioxidants than green tea does. In fact, it is considered the highest quality tea. It also has more caffeine than green tea, and in some cases, even more than coffee. It is widely known, however, to have a stimulating, yet calming effect to it, rather than the jittery feeling often associated with coffee consumption.
Match has also been studied for its effect on heart health. It has been found to inhibit stress activated signaling pathways, which can help reduce the inflammatory response (1). This could be particulary beneficial to those undergoing surgery who are susceptible to blood flow issues. Matcha may also help prevent cognitive decline that tends to come with age. This is probably due to a combination of caffeine and other antioxidants in the drink (as well as other beverages).
In a word, no. Use whatever milk you want. I chose oatmilk for its creaminess, but use any other unsweetened, lowfat/fat free milk or milk alternative you like.
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Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink
Refreshing and healthy, Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink is just the pick-me-up you're looking for this summer! No added sugar, and perfect for sipping!
- 1 cup Pineapple, canned in 100% juice (juice included)
- 1 cup Unsweetened Oatmilk
- 1 cup Fresh Spinach
- 1 ½ teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
- ½ inch piece of Fresh Ginger, grated
- 1 cup Ice
- (optional) Touch of Honey or other sweetener of choice, if needed
Add all ingredients (except the sweetener, if using), to blender, and blend on high until smooth.
Taste and add sweetener if needed.
Enjoy cold, over ice.