The Elegant Latte — Earl Grey Creme Matcha Latte is Here!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Healing Butterfly Earl Grey Matcha

Directions:

  1. Heat the coconut milk on the stove.
  2. When warm, add the maple syrup and matcha.
  3. Stir using a spoon, whisk, or an electric frother, until well mixed.
  4. Enjoy!

Makes 2 servings.

Perfect as a healthy, mildly sweet, energy boosting drink in the afternoon.  All the flavor or Earl Grey tea, all the health benefits of organic Japanese matcha.

Matcha Chia Pudding – For Breakfast and All Day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons matcha
  • 3 scoops beef gelatin

Directions:

  1. Place the coconut milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds, beef gelatin, and matcha into a 1-quart mason jar.
  2. With the lid securely on the mason jar, carefully shake for one minute.  Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Store in the refrigerator overnight (approximately 8 hours).
  4. To serve, scoop contents into bowls.
  5. Optional extras:  Top with your favorite nuts and fruit, or drizzle a little bit of maple syrup on top.
  6. Enjoy!

Makes 3 servings.  Pictured are two servings, one topped with bananas and coconut shreds, the second topped with frozen blueberries and coconut shreds.

Eat this for breakfast and have the focus and energy to charge through your day!  As a late afternoon snack, gives you a solid boost of energy for those long work evenings.

 

Healing Butterfly Pumpkin Spice Matcha Featured as Part of ‘Once Upon A Pumpkin’ blog, by Maggie Michalczyk, RDN

On August 21, 2017 Maggie Michalczyk posted a wonderful article detailing our Pumpkin Spice Matcha.  She loves all things pumpkin, and we were excited to get her favorable reaction.  She enjoyed the taste of our matcha.  As she notes, she is not a die-hard matcha lover, and she still needs her morning coffee, but Healing Butterfly’s Pumpkin Spice Matcha will be added to her daily afternoon routine.

Maggie is a registered dietician with a passion for all things pumpkin.  You can see her full blog post by clicking here: https://www.onceuponapumpkinrd.com/2017/08/21/move-over-psl-pumpkin-spice-matcha-is-here/

Healing Butterfly Pumpkin Spice Matcha Featured in Well and Good Magazine article ‘MATCHA IS GETTING THE PSL TREATMENT’ Good Food segment, written by Emily Laurence

On August 16, 2017, Well and Good magazine posted an article featuring our Pumpkin Spice Matcha.  Emily writes that if the sugar content of Starbucks new bottled PSL is worrying you, there is a whole new obsession: Healing Butterfly’s Pumpkin Spice Matcha.  Made with Japanese organic Matcha, this matcha blend certainly provides the energy boost without the crash later.  And this blend is seasoned with real pumpkin, clove, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.  And while there is a little bit of honey included, it comes out to only ONE gram of sugar per serving.

You can read the full article by clicking here: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/pumpkin-spice-matcha/

Healing Butterfly Earl Grey Matcha Green Tea Powder Receives SILVER Medal As Part Of The Global Tea Championship

The Global Tea Championship™ is an independent competition, judged by tea professionals, to distinguish the highest quality & best tasting teas commercially available globally.

Each event judge cups hundreds of teas blind and scores the teas based on the analysis of dry leaf; liquor color, aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel, as well as overall harmony.

Healing Butterfly entered their Earl Grey Matcha Green Tea Powder into the ‘matcha blend’ category.

Tea evaluations were held September 16 and 17, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado.  The Healing Butterfly office received official word on Friday September 22, 2017 that its Earl Grey Matcha blend received a silver medal as part of this competition.

Healing Butterfly owners, husband and wife team Dr. Michael and Mrs. Jackie Hirsch, were thrilled to learn that their matcha did so well in the competition.  “We knew we needed to do something innovative with matcha when we started our business,” Jackie stated.  “So we began experimenting with different matcha flavors.  In addition to the original plain matcha, we have created Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint, Ginger, Pumpkin Spice, and Earl Grey matcha blends.”  Michael adds “we are thrilled that our Earl Grey Matcha blend won the silver medal.  It is validation that our matcha blends are high-quality products.  We source all of our matcha from an organic family farm in Japan, and it is important that this quality comes through in our final products.

For more information on the winners in all categories of the Global Tea Championship™, see the following website: http://worldteanews.com/events/tea-champ/2017-global-tea-championship-spring-hot-loose-leaf-results?NL=WTM-001&Issue=WTM-001_20170919_WTM-001_110&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_2

For more information about the Global Tea Championship™ competition, see the following website: http://www.teachampionship.com/tc16/Public/enter.aspx

 

Watermelon Mint Matcha Smoothie — Cool Off On Those Hot Days!

This year, Healing Butterfly Matcha was flying off the shelf…I think because our customers realized:  “Wow, we can just ice it!”  This summer we had many photos of iced matcha tea, iced matcha lattes, and matcha smoothies with Healing Butterfly Matcha.  It has been super fun to see all of the different recipes sent in from our customers.  Below is a recipe from Robin, one of the Social Butterflies on the Healing Butterfly Team.  Try it and let us know what you think?

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen watermelon
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon dry, shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Healing Butterfly Mint Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte — Matcha Style!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces macadamia milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1.5 teaspoons  Healing Butterfly Pumpkin Spice Matcha Green Tea Powder

Directions

  1. Warm the macadamia milk in a small pot on the stove — you do not want it to get too hot.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and pumpkin spice matcha.
  3. Stir until well blended — you can use an electric mixer or blender if you want to get that added froth on top.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Promoting Weight Loss With Matcha Green Tea Powder

Have you tried Japanese Matcha green tea powder yet?  While many of you are aware of the great taste of Matcha, you might not know all of the health benefits. Let’s talk about a big one: WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT.  How can Matcha work for you in your weight loss program?  Matcha helps boost metabolism because the catechins in Matcha, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), increase your energy expenditure and assist with fat oxidation.  The simple explanation: it is increasing your metabolism to help burn more fat.  And Matcha, with no additives, is nearly free of calories (one cup of Healing Butterfly Matcha has 5 calories).

This is the scientific explanation: In a published study by Nagao et al.1, it was determined that for the participants drinking Matcha, (i) weight loss almost doubled, (ii) body mass index reduction doubled, and (iii) waist size reduction more than doubled, as compared with participants drinking oolong tea. A study published by Kao, Hiipakka, and Liao2 showed that daily injections of EGCG resulted in the reduction of body weight in laboratory rats by up to 20%. Furthermore, a third study by Auvichayapat et al.3 showed that Matcha had a positive effect in weight reduction for obese Thai men. They attributed this to the EGCGs in Matcha increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

All of this leads to the conclusion that as part of a healthy diet, drinking Matcha helps with weight loss and weight management. Ideally, 2 – 3 cups per day will maximize the effect of Matcha. Just be sure not to drink Matcha too late in the day, due to the caffeine interfering with your nightly sleep routine.

Join us on this journey of health and wellness.  Give more to your body and it will give more to you.  Experience health and healing in your life with Healing Butterfly Matcha.

Citations

1: T. Nagao, Y. Komine, S. Soga, S. Meguro, T. Hase, Y. Tanaka, and I. Tokimitsu, “Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 81, pp. 122—129, 2005.

2: Y. Kao, R. Hiipakka, and S. Liao, “Modulation of Endocrine Systems and Food Intake by Green Tea Epigallocatechin Gallate,” Endocrinology, vol. 141, no. 3, pp. 980 – 987, 2000.

3: P. Auvichayapat, M. Prapochanung, O. Tunkamnerdthai, B. Sripanidkulchai, N. Auvichayapat, B. Thinkhamrop, S. Kunhasura, S. Wongpratoom, S. Sinawat, and P. Hongprapas, “Effectiveness of green tea on weight reduction in obese Thais: A randomized, controlled trial,” Physiology & Behavior, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 486 – 491, 2007.

Ginger Matcha, A Real Thirst Quencher

We at Healing Butterfly Headquarters received a note from one of our customers the other day saying they love drinking our Ginger Matcha. Ginger Matcha is one of Healing Butterfly’s latest products where we combine our pure 100% organic Japanese Matcha with fermented ginger. It’s both a powerful and tasty beverage. Most people would think to drink our Ginger Matcha as a warm beverage, but this customer loves drinking it as an ice cold beverage. Here’s their testimonial below:

“The other night in central Florida was a real scorcher and I was really thirsty after riding my bike. I had a bottle of water with me and I was about to drink it, but sometimes you just want something different than plain water. I decided to spruce it up a bit. I opened the bottle cap and poured in ½ teaspoon of the Healing Butterfly Ginger Matcha Tea. I closed the cap and shook the bottle to blend it. Then I poured it into a glass filled with ice cubes. I drank all of it. All I can say is WOW! This was tasty, thirst quenching, and bursting with flavor. It was so simple to make and the result was a fantastic drink that was also a great thirst quencher. Everyone should try ice cold ginger tea from Healing Butterfly.”

It would be difficult for us to phrase it any better! While Healing Butterfly may not be the first to have flavored Matcha drinks, Healing Butterfly is one of the first if not the first to sell Ginger Matcha Tea Powder and our customers are loving it!

Healing Butterfly Ginger Matcha is made with Fermented Ginger combined with Culinary Grade A Organic Japanese Matcha from Nishio, Japan to make for a great tasting beverage with amazing health benefits.

Buy some today at www.hbutterfly.com

The Benefits of Healing Butterfly’s Mint Matcha Green Tea Powder

The Benefits of Healing Butterfly’s Mint Matcha Green Tea Powder

• REFRESHING MINT TASTE COMBINED WITH THE HEALTH BENFITS OF MATCHA:
• DETOXIFIES YOUR BODY: Reduces Toxin Build-Up, Supports your Immune and Cardiovascular Systems with natural L-Theanine. Reduces Inflammation, And Cholesterol. Stabilizes Blood Sugar.
• MAKES YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER: Improves Focus, Memory, And Energy. Promotes Younger Looking Skin. Relieves Stress. The Mint also acts as an appetite suppressant.
• NO SWEETENER ADDED: Ideal for Hot Teas, Iced Teas, Smoothies, Shakes, Muffins, Cakes, and Ice Cream. It is the Perfect Replacement For Coffee.
• 57.55g / 2.03oz (25 servings) of 100% Culinary Grade A Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder from an organic family farm near Nishio, Japan, combined with refreshing peppermint. ******** Less than $1.20 per serving. ********

Healing Butterfly Mint Matcha Green Tea Powder makes your body and mind feel totally clean and refreshed, while also giving you the exceptional benefits of Matcha Tea Powder.

Our matcha is 100% organic, culinary grade A. It is harvested from a family farm near Nishio, Japan. It is also completely vegan.

Mint provides extra digestive support and metabolism boost, helping to slim your body and curb your appetite.

Our matcha contains ten times more nutritional value and antioxidants than regular Chinese green tea. It naturally boosts energy, vitality, endurance, and promotes younger looking skin.

Our Mint Matcha will help you burn calories, lower cholesterol, and achieve weight loss goals by boosting your metabolism. It also helps relieve anxiety.

Healing Butterfly’s Mint Matcha is gluten free, and contains no artificial colors, additives, or preservatives.

Our Mint Matcha Green Tea Powder offers an alternative to coffee, without the side effects of ‘caffeine crash’ or upset stomachs. Plus, you will have amazingly fresh breath after drinking our matcha, as opposed to bitter coffee breath.

It is great for any time of the day including an afternoon boost into the evening or as an addition to your after-workout smoothie.

Ingredients: Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Organic Peppermint, Coconut Water, Organic Oolong Tea, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Natural Mint Flavor. CONTAINS: Tree Nut (Coconut).