Matcha Made in Heaven: 18 matcha pairings to get you excited for Spring

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Believe it or not, even though it’s still a half-frozen-half-slushy wasteland outside, March 20th marks the start of spring. But because it could be eons until the first visual signs of spring (the perks of living in Canada, eh?), and with St. Patty’s around the corner, we’re adding green to the menu — matcha-style. 

If you’re new to matcha or haven’t experienced it outside the standard barista-made latte, allow us to enlighten you with this one simple fact: matcha + pretty much anything = a match made in heaven. And if matcha’s brain boosting and detoxifying health benefits weren’t enough, it’s also incredibly easy to use. This concentrated green tea powder can be added to dozens of recipes and stirred into beverages hot or cold. And for the most nutrient-dense, adaptogenic benefits, go for JOYÀ's Matcha-Moringa elixir blend.

Check out some of our favourite matcha pairings! As you bite, sip, and scoop your way through this feast of greenery, let it be a reminder that spring is near.

Beverages

Matcha + Maca

A superfood latte. AKA, cozy with some muscle.

Matcha and maca superfood latte with tahini.

(Photo from The First Mess)

Matcha + Cacao Butter

It’s like drinking a frothy mug of white chocolate, except without
the white chocolate.

White chocolate Focus matcha elixir and cacao butter latte.

(Photo from The Joya Life)

Matcha + Pineapple

The greenest of smoothies — with a touch of yellow.

 

(Photo from The Joya Life)

Breakfasts

Matcha + Yogurt

A little overnight oats for one serious superfood breakfast.

Overnight Oats featuring JOYÀ Matcha Moringa Elixir

(Photo from The Joya Life )

Matcha + Pepitas

No more waffling — add matcha to your batter already!

Matcha and pumpkin seed waffles.

(Photo from Edible Perspective)

Matcha + Banana

Excuse us while we take a refreshing dip in this smoothie bowl.

(Photo from The Joya Life)

Matcha + Vanilla Bean 

Betcha can’t eat just one scoop.

(Photo from The Joya Life) 

Snacks

Matcha + Oats

The perfect to-go snack to save for later. Or eat immediately.

(Photo from The Joya Life)

Matcha + Tahini

Pro Tip: Make these in bulk. You’ll thank us later.

JOYÀ Focus Matcha elixir and tahini protein balls.

(Photo from Jass Stupack)

Matcha + Dark Chocolate

These cookies are the best of both worlds; Matcha and Dark Chocolate. 

(Photo from The Joya Life)

Matcha + Orange Blossom

Shortbread to bake by the dozen, again and again.

Grain-free matcha and orange blossom shortbread.

(Photo from Tasty Yummies)

Matcha + Almonds

FYI, this is what the energizer bunny eats.

Matcha no-bake vegan and paleo energy bites.

(Photo from The Loopy Whisk)
 

Desserts

Matcha + Shredded Coconut

One popsicle is nice, but two popsicles are even better.

(Photo from The Joya Life

Matcha + Black Sesame

Part cake, part breakfast pastry, and we want it all.

Gluten-free matcha and black sesame cake.

(Photo from Snixy Kitchen)

Matcha + Mint

Matcha just turned minty fresh.

(Photo from The Joya Life )

Matcha + Macadamia

We’ve never been so nuts for a truffle.

Raw chocolate macadamia matcha truffles.

(Photo from Becomingness)

Matcha + Blueberry

Even with blueberry, this dessert is the furthest thing from being foolish.  

(Photo from The Joya Life)

Matcha + Ginger

Get ready to drown all your ice cream in this gingery Affogato.

Matcha and ginger affogato on vanilla ice cream.

(Photo from The Bojon Gourmet)
(Header image from Ful-filled)