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This finely milled Japanese green tea is a superfood amongst superfoods. Thanks to teapigs I have been able to experiment with all kinds of recipes from smoothies and hot drinks to chocolate and cakes. The available antioxidants are upto 150 times higher than standard green tea. Ingesting a whole tea leaf ground up, means you get mega high potency in catechins, chlorophyll, theophylline, theannine and essential amino acids. All this means, that it boosts metabolism, helps reduce cholesterol levels, energises for an extended period of time and calms the nerves. And the taste is oh so good.
Hemp is another name for the cannabis plant... and now that we have that out of the way, let's focus on its incredible health benefits. Hemp seeds are about 80% essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acids, omega 3, omega 6, etc. This would do wonders to your skin, hair, nails and overall internal organ happiness. There are no known allergies to hemp seeds, even for those that can't tolerate nuts, gluten, lactose and sugar. In addition to EFA, these health powerhouses are high in amino acids, iron, dietary fibre, calcium as well as a vast variety of minerals. I add them to cereals, smoothies, milks, crackers, breads, deserts or just eat as a snack on their own. Delicious.
1 Cup Shelled hemp seeds, soaked overnight
4 Cups pure water
Pinch Celtic sea salt
1 Tbsp Matcha green tea powder
2 Tbsp Raw honey
1 handful fresh peppermint
Ice, as needed
-Blend hemp seeds, water and salt. Then strain
-Watch me demo the making of nut/seed milk here
-Transfer the strained milk back to the blender and blend
-TIP: for a hot drink, leave the ice out and blend for 2-3 minutes on high
You can WIN a Matcha Kit and Hemp Seeds, as well as a whole array of superfoods by entering the Healthy Hamper Competition