Matcha is a finely powdered Japanese green tea that is full of nutrition. I loved Tasty Kitchen member Lindsay’s recipe for this healthy hot drink because it was a morning pick-me-up alternative to coffee and had a soothing lemon honey flavor for the throat.
You don’t need much to make this Hot Matcha Lemonade—just some honey, matcha powder, lemon juice and lemon zest. You’ll also need hot water.
Start by squeezing your lemon juice into a glass.
Next add the lemon zest.
Then the matcha powder.
Then pour over some hot, hot water. Give it a vigorous stir and taste.
Add the honey if you’d like. You could also use agave or sugar.
Mix it all very well and taste again to see if the balance suits your taste.
I loved drinking this when my throat was a little scratchy or I needed a little extra energy. And if you’re not sure if matcha is for you, some grocery stores sell it in their bulk herb section, so you can buy a small amount and try it before committing to a large supply.
Making feeling under the weather almost worth it.
- ¼ cups Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 1-½ teaspoon Matcha Powder
- 20 ounces, fluid Boiling Water
- 1-½ Tablespoon Honey
Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl. Add zest, then vigorously whisk in matcha powder. Pour in boiling water, then stir in honey. Mix well and serve!
Nutrition info per 10 oz glass: 60 calories.
There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.