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Matcha has been shown to boost Alpha Brain Waves in the Brain. But what in the world does that mean? Check out the blurb below to find out! 

 

ALPHA WAVES (8 TO 12 HZ)

Alpha brainwaves are dominant during quietly flowing thoughts, and in some meditative states. Alpha is ‘the power of now’, being here, in the present. Alpha is the resting state for the brain. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calmness, alertness, mind/body integration and learning

Alpha brainwaves occur during quietly flowing thoughts, but not quite meditation.

https://brainworksneurotherapy.com/what-are-brainwaves

 

Reasons to drink Matcha 

https://time.com/5188377/matcha-tea-benefits/

  • High Source of Antioxidants                 Boosts Energy
  • Improves Cognition                              Provides Relaxation
  • Detoxifies the Body                              Strengthens Immune System
  • Helps Prevent Cancer                          Improves Cardiovascular
  • Health Helps Prevent Eye Disorders     Helps with Weight loss
  • Controls Type-2 Diabetes                      Improves Mood

Source: Organic Facts, 2019

Matcha Peanut butter cups 

Recipe

Matcha Layer 1–

  • ⅓ cup cacao butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup coconut butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder

Method: Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pour ⅓ way up lined muffin cups. Place in the freezer to harden.

Peanut Butter Layer 2–

  • Peanut butter, no salt and no oil added

Method: Spoon out a tablespoon of peanut butter for each muffin cup and spread over the matcha layer. Place back in the freezer to set. 

Matcha Layer 3–

  • Same ingredients and quantity as layer 1

Method: Spoon or gently pour over peanut butter layer (about 2-3 tbsp for each muffin cup). Place in the freezer to harden. 

(Makes about 6 muffin size PB Matcha cups)