Green tea is well known for its antioxidant properties that aid in a myriad of health benefits, including the classic antioxidant potential for reducing the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol as well as many types of cancers. Green tea is also excellent for memory and may even fight off dementia and stroke. For great ways to incorporate green tea into your diet, check out the following recipes.
1. Green Tea Salad Dressing
This green tea salad dressing recipe refers to the ingredient as “matcha,” the Japanese word for green tea. The salad incorporates a spicy, colorful and crunchy blend of pickled daikon radishes, avocado, cabbage, and tofu.
The dressing is delicious and flavorful, with a mix of lemon juice, miso, olive oil and vinegar – and don’t forget the matcha tea. Whisk the dressing and then serve it on the side or drizzle on top.
2. Oatmeal With Green Tea
Oatmeal is a great way to enhance the start of your day with a protein-rich grain. This simple green tea oatmeal recipe is an excellent way to add more of a boost with the added health benefits of antioxidants. Simply steep a green teabag in hot water and mix it into your classic instant oatmeal. Top with strawberries, cherries or blueberries for added antioxidants for a complete and healthy breakfast.