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High Vibration Foods: Raise Your Consciousness Through Diet

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In nature, all living beings strive for harmony – harmony of matter and harmony of consciousness. A harmonious state of mind, body, and spirit brings vital energy into an optimal and balanced flow. A harmonious state can be achieved not only through spiritual practices but also through high vibration foods.

In this article, I will share with you what high vibrational foods are and how you can raise your consciousness by simply changing your diet.

Sounds incredible, right?

Let’s dive into it!

Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva Guna

Our body, mind, and spirit, can be influenced by one of the three gunas: tamas, rajas, or sattva.

Sattva guna is the most blissful state. It represents peace and tranquility, wisdom and knowledge, inner silence, and patience.

Rajas guna manifests itself in the highest activity, passion, strong desire, lust.

Tamas guna can be characterized as the inertia, laziness, and sleep.

It would be wrong to say that any of these conditions are absolutely positive or completely unacceptable. Although the sattvic state is considered ideal. However, it is important to understand that there is not a single living being or substance where all three gunas would not meet in different concentrations.

Each guna has its own pros and cons!

In the state of Sattva guna, we cannot experience ecstasy or enjoy colorful dreams. But it is Sattva guna that helps us to make objective decisions and stay calm and balanced inside the “emotional storm”.

In the state of Rajas guna, we are capable of doing crazy things that we eventually regret in the future. However, it is Ragas guna that gives us that spark inside that makes us move towards our goals.

Tamas guna allows us to stop and take a break, gives us a deep relaxation, and helps us to fall asleep easily. But with its excess, we seem to sink into an “energy swamp”.

Tamasic, Rajasic, And Sattvic Food

Based on the teaching of the three gunas, food can be classified into three groups: tamasic foods, rajasic foods, and sattvic foods.

Foods that decrease the energy of the body are considered tamasic.

Foods that increase the energy of the body are considered rajasic.

A sattvic diet is meant to include foods and eating habits that are pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing, clean, and conscious. Such foods are considered high vibration foods.

Now let’s take a closer look at each category and find out what foods each of them includes.

Tamasic Foods

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Tamas food is any food that is stale, overcooked, spoiled, consumed a long time after cooking, or reheated.

Such food brings heaviness of the body and mind, increases the tendency for depression.

Tamasic foods are:

  • eggs;
  • fish;
  • mushrooms;
  • avocado;
  • apricots;
  • watermelons;
  • plums;
  • brown rice;
  • meat;
  • fertilized eggs;
  • onion;
  • garlic;
  • scallion;
  • leek;
  • chive;
  • alcoholic beverage;
  • durian (fruit);
  • blue cheese;
  • pumpkin;
  • fried food;
  • canned food;
  • fast food;
  • frozen food;
  • refined sugars;
  • pickles;
  • soda;
  • asafoetida;
  • poppy seeds;
  • Valerian root;
  • medical marijuana.

The foods from the above list can be included in your diet but in very small amounts. Otherwise, you will be too influenced by the lower vibrations of Tamas guna and gain its negative qualities, such as laziness, greed, addictions, ignorance, etc.

According to Yoga philosophy, tamasic foods are harmful to both mind and body. However, sometimes they are necessary during times of great physical stress and pain. Such foods help dull the pain and lower consciousness, allowing the body to repair itself. Also, tamasic foods may be deemed necessary in times of war or great distress.

Static foods stimulate and strengthen the lower two chakras, but will not assist in the beneficial development of the higher chakras. In fact, they are usually detrimental to the advancement of higher chakras.

Rajasic Foods

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Bitter, too salty, and too hot foods are considered Rajasic. This kind of food stimulates the digestive fire. Rajasic foods often provoke mental restlessness. They are not completely beneficial, nor are they harmful, to body or mind.

These foods cause aggressive and dominating thoughts, especially towards others.

They energize and develop the Manipura chakra and body but do not promote advancement in the higher chakras.

Rajasic Foods are:

  • salty cheese;
  • chocolate;
  • tomatoes;
  • eggplant;
  • peppers;
  • potatoes;
  • cucumbers;
  • radishes;
  • cauliflower;
  • corn;
  • spinach;
  • millet;
  • buckwheat;
  • tea;
  • coffee;
  • white sugar;
  • all products of animal origin;
  • oranges;
  • lemons;
  • apples;
  • bananas;
  • grapefruits;
  • white poultry meat;
  • shrimps;
  • almost all spices and seasonings
  • any caffeinated drinks;
  • energy drinks;
  • Ginkgo biloba;
  • spicy food;
  • unfertilized eggs;
  • some types of beans (but if you cook them with Asafoetida – which is considered Tamasic spice – you will get a Sattvic dish);
  • chips;
  • honey;
  • any food that is pungent, very salty, bitter, or is not balanced in taste.

These foods can be used when there is a lack of digestive fire in the body, with an abundant accumulation of AMA (toxins and slags). But keep in mind that Rajasic foods have an aggressive effect when there is already increased rajas of the digestive system and the body as a whole.

High Vibration Foods (Sattvic Foods)

Sattvic food is nutritious, fresh, contains oils, and tastes good. Such food improves the physical condition, cleanses the mind, and smells delicious. This is what we call “High Vibration Foods”.

A sattvic diet places emphasis on seasonal foods, fruits (if one has no sugar problems), dairy products (if the cow is fed and milked in the right conditions), nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and plant-based proteins.

Sattvic food is also considered to be food that corresponds to the climate of the area where the person who consumes this food lives. So, if you live in a cold area, your food should be warm. But if you live in a tropical climate, make sure that your food cools the body. In a similar way, adjust your diet to the seasonal changes.

8 Groups Of High Vibration Foods

Group 1: Nuts, seeds, and oils

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Fresh nuts and seeds that have not been overly roasted and salted are considered high vibration foods. However, it is recommended to eat them in small portions.

Sattvic nuts and seeds are:

  • almonds (especially when soaked in water overnight and then peeled);
  • hemp seeds;
  • coconuts;
  • pine nuts;
  • walnuts;
  • sesame seeds;
  • pumpkin seeds;
  • flax seeds.

Sattvic oils are:

  • red palm oil (considered to be high vibrational);
  • olive oil;
  • sesame oil;
  • flax oil.

When choosing oils, make sure they are of good quality and cold-pressed. Most oils should only be consumed in their raw state.

Group 2: Fruit

Fruits are an important part of the sattvic diet.

Sattvic fruits are:

  • dates;
  • peaches,
  • pears;
  • pomegranates;
  • mangoes.

Group 3: Vegetables

Vegetables are another important part of the sattvic diet. Most mild, organic veggies are considered high vibration foods.

Sattvic vegetables are:

  • lettuce;
  • sweet potatoes;
  • zucchini;
  • beets;
  • carrots;
  • celery;
  • squash.

Group 4: Whole grains

Whole grains provide nourishment. Some include organic rice, whole wheat, oatmeal, and barley. Sometimes the grains are lightly roasted before cooking to remove some of their heavy quality.

Yeasted bread is not recommended unless toasted.

Wheat and other grains can be sprouted before cooking.

Sattvic meals:

  • khichdi (brown or white basmati rice cooked with whole or split mung beans, ghee, and mild spices);
  • kheer (is a type of pudding made by boiling milk and rice and sweetened);
  • chapatis (non-leavened whole wheat flatbread);
  • porridge (sometimes made very watery and cooked with herbs);
  • “Bible” bread (sprouted grain bread).

Group 5: Legumes

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When choosing the beans, keep in mind that the smaller the bean, the easier to digest.

Legumes combined with whole grains can offer a complete protein source. Some yogis consider the mung bean to be the only sattvic legume.

However, less strict sattvic diet may also include:

  • lentils;
  • yellow split peas;
  • chickpeas;
  • aduki beans;
  • common beans;
  • organic tofu;
  • bean sprouts.

Group 6: Sweeteners

Most yogis use raw honey (often in combination with dairy), jaggery, or raw sugar.

Vegans use alternative sweeteners, such as stevia or stevia leaf.

The followers of the strict sattvic diet exclude sugar, honey, along with all other sweeteners.

Group 7: Spices

Sattvic spices are herbs/leaves, including basil and coriander.

All other spices are considered either rajasic or tamasic.

The followers of less strict sattvic diet came up with the new sattvic list of spices that can be considered high vibration foods. This list includes:

  • cardamom;
  • cinnamon;
  • cumin;
  • fennel;
  • fenugreek;
  • turmeric (Manjai in Tamil, Haldi in Hindi).

Rajasic spices like red pepper are normally excluded but are sometimes used in small amounts to clear channels blocked by mucus.

Salt is good in strict moderation, but only unrefined salts, like Himalayan salt or unbleached sea salt, not iodized salt.

Group 8: Herbs

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Herbs can be used to directly support sattva in the mind and in meditation.

Sattvic herbs include:

  • ashwagandha;
  • bacopa;
  • calamus;
  • Gotu kola;
  • jatamansi;
  • purnarnava;
  • shatavari;
  • saffron;
  • shankhapushpi;
  • tulsi;
  • rose.

Listen To Your Body

When choosing the food take into account what your current state of mind is. Often the prevailing guna obscures the true needs of the body and does not allow a person to feel what is really missing in his body.

A lazy person will be drawn to sweets. A quick-tempered and resentful person will prefer spicy and sour dishes. Greedy and cruel people are very fond of meat.

In order for the body to understand its natural needs for certain nutrients, you need to cleanse it and listen to its requests.

Eating Properly

Now let me share with you some tips on how to practice conscious eating so that your food can help you to raise your vibrations and improve your health.

Sattvic Eating Tips:

  1. Only eat when you are hungry;
  2. Eat in a calm mood;
  3. Do not eat when you are sleepy, or, on the contrary, when you are too excited or nervous;
  4. Before eating your meal, take time to silence your mind, tune in, and smell the food you are going to eat;
  5. Do not read, watch TV, or talk when you are eating. Saturation should be conscious.
  6. High vibrational foods involve eating only freshly prepared meals.

Cooking High Vibration Foods With Love And Prayer

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The cooking process itself is also very important!

During cooking, you should not be overwhelmed by any emotions. If you are annoyed, upset, offended, or depressed, all the food you’re preparing will absorb your negative energy and its vibrations will be lowered.

The Vedas advise not to talk to anyone while cooking. It is better to turn on quiet instrumental or meditative music and tune in to love.

Think only about the cooking process. Imagine how each component of your dish gives only the most useful and nutritious, and you are grateful to Mother nature for this gift.

Yes, the cooking process should be meditative.

Tune in to a good mood, calm your mind and heart. Bless your food. Say your gratitude for the fact that you have the opportunity to cook and to satisfy your hunger and heal your body with the High vibration foods you’re making.

When your food is prepared, say a prayer, affirmation, or chant a mantra for blessing your food.

Combining Gunas And Doshas

A balanced diet involves not just eating sattvic foods, but also taking into account the level of gunas in the body at the time of the meal and eating in accordance with the ayurvedic dosha.

If you don’t know what your dosha is, take our Ayurvedic Body Type Quiz.

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Vata Dosha

People with Vata dosha can increase sattva by eliminating onions, garlic, eggs, meat, and fish from their diet. Also, Vata dosha people should not use too many spices such as mustard, black and red pepper, asafoetida, and limit the amount of salt when cooking.

Pitta Dosha

Pitta, which is most prone to rajas, should exclude beans (except mash and tofu), radishes, turnips, and animal products. Do not eat too much sweet, spicy, and bitter foods.

Kapha Dosha

Kapha type people are often prone to tamas. To balance it, include hot spices, whole grains, and limit legumes, meat, and animal products in your diet.

Conclusion

It may seem that it is impossible to keep all the nutrition recommendations in your head all the time. But this is not necessary. There is a simpler and more natural way to achieve a balanced diet. You need to cleanse and detox your body and listen to its needs.

Body practices (yoga, Qigong), pranayama, and meditation help you find the way to your body and learn to listen to its voice. Having come to this, you can be very surprised when you suddenly start to get satisfied with simple organic foods.

We are what we eat. And we are free to choose our essence, our health, and the energy that we want to fill ourselves with. Food can be both poison and medicine. But we have the power to choose high vibration foods to not only improve our health but also raise our consciousness to the next level!


Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Ayurvedic Eating Principles for Living a Healthier, Happier and Longer life

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Food is a necessary component of our existence in the material world. There are just a few people who can live without food in this world. But most of us can’t imagine our existence without food. However, each of us sees the meaning of food differently. For some of us, food is a means of life. Others perceive it as a source of pleasure, or a necessary need, reward, satisfaction, satiety, security. And for some, it is related to passion, a source of pleasure, entertainment, addiction, and even a way of self-expression.

The Creator of the Universe supplies all living beings with everything they need. However, modern people going beyond harmony with nature lost the knowledge given to them about what they should eat to maintain their bodies in balance. To help find their way back to this abandoned state of harmony, people were given Ayurveda – a science that tells us how to live harmoniously in our physical bodies, what to do and how to eat.

Ayurveda teaches us that eating food is our offering to God, to the sacred fire that glows inside our bodies. And the better the quality of the offering, the better the response of the sacred fire will be. Our health is the result of the food transformation by the power of Agni.

In this article, I want to share with you ayurvedic eating principles that may change the way you perceive food and make you more conscious of your eating habits.

General Ayurvedic Eating Principles

Ayurvedic Scriptures share comprehensive knowledge about how, what, when, and how much to eat to maintain good health. Fundamental Ayurvedic principles are recommended to be followed by everyone, regardless of religion, traditions, and established habits. Food will be good for your health only if it is properly and fully assimilated, which depends not only on the quality of food but also on its quantity, time of reception, weather conditions, environment, and mental state.

The following Ayurvedic eating principles are suitable for all three doshas!

1. Eat only when you are hungry

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Even if you are used to following a certain schedule and the hour of the meal has come, but there is no hunger, do not eat! You shouldn’t eat unless you are really hungry!

2. Drink only when you are thirsty

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There are so many sources that recommend us to drink as much water as possible. However, Ayurveda teaches us not to overdrink. Any liquid regularly taken in excess leads to an imbalance of Pitta and Kapha, and also weakens the power of Agni (digestive fire). Heavy drinking of liquids after a meal slows down and complicates digestion. Therefore, Ayurveda recommends drinking no earlier than 48 minutes after a meal.

According to Ayurveda, those who drink before meals reduce their weight, those who drink during meals leave their weight unchanged, and those who drink after meals increase their weight.

Also, it is absolutely harmful to suppress the feeling of hunger with water as well as to seize the thirst with food. The feeling of hunger indicates the body’s need for food, and the feeling of thirst – for drinking. Reverse actions will lead to imbalances. Always listen to your body – it knows better.

3. Wash your hands, face, and feet before you start your meal

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By performing these actions, you’re washing off the negative energy. It is also beneficial to brush your teeth and tongue before your meal. It not only prevents bacteria from entering the chewed food but also increases the ability to perceive the taste.

4. Don’t get distracted while eating

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Put down your phone and give up the habit of reading or watching TV at the table. You should eat in a calm environment and with full concentration on your dish. Focus on its taste, aroma, and immerse yourself in the process of absorption.

5. Do not eat in a frustrated or irritated state

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Otherwise, you will just eat up your emotions. Before you sit down at the table, calm your thoughts.

6. Bless your food

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Before eating, bless the food. Then your food becomes not just a dish but an offering. You can read a prayer or mantra, or you can just use your own words with wishing yourself good health and saying gratitude for whatever you’re having for dinner (breakfast, lunch).

7. Balance all the flavors

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According to Ayurveda, food should combine several flavors. But even better when it combines all 6 main flavors according to Ayurveda: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, astringent. These flavors should be present during each meal. This will allow the body to get all the necessary substances and avoid digestive disorders.

You should start your meal with sweet tastes since sweet foods are the most difficult to digest longer than others. The sequence of flavors should be as follows:

  1. sweet;
  2. sour;
  3. salty;
  4. spicy;
  5. bitter;
  6. astringent.

Sweet-tasting products:

  • grains;
  • beans;
  • sugar;
  • sweet fruits.

Sour-tasting products:

  • sour fruits and berries;
  • fermentation products: wine, pickles, vinegar.

Salty-tasting products:

  • any kind of salt,
  • food with added salt.

Products with a spicy taste:

  • pepper;
  • garlic;
  • mustard;
  • ginger;
  • cloves;
  • cinnamon;
  • onion;
  • radish;
  • celery;
  • eggplant.

Bitter-tasting products:

  • spinach;
  • Brussels sprouts;
  • olives;
  • cocoa.

Astringent-tasting products:

  • pomegranate;
  • feijoa;
  • persimmon;
  • unripe fruit;
  • legumes;
  • nuts.

Kaphas should avoid excessive consumption of sweet taste. Pittas should monitor the consumption of sour-tasting products. Vatas should avoid excessive consumption of bitter-tasting products.

The Bottom Line

In the beginning, the following ayurvedic eating principles can seem difficult for modern people. However, once you turn them into your every-day habit you will discover that it’s not so complicated anymore. You will notice that you are becoming a healthier and happier person. And then when people ask you what’s your secret you will answer: “I just applied these 3 rules to my life:

  1. Treat your meal as a sacred ritual and offering.
  2. Love yourself.
  3. Always listen to your body!”


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Vegan Golden Milk Latte: Powerful Immune-Boosting Drink

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Manage common ailments this winter with a tasty Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte! It is a 5-minute, vegan, and immune-boosting drink ideal for all ages. In addition, it is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which enhance your body’s immunity.

In this article, I’ll share with you how to prepare your hot Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte using fresh ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. With this recipe, you can substitute coconut milk with cashew milk and almond milk for a unique taste each night. Let’s dive in!

What Is So Special About This Drink?

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With turmeric, you enjoy the following health benefits:

  • Turmeric is rich in antioxidant compounds, which block free radicals. In other words, the compounds stimulate your body defenses.
  • It fights off coughs and colds, especially on those cold winter nights.
  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that fight against arthritis.
  • It will boost your immune system even when down with a sickness.

A sprinkle of cinnamon in each drink will fight infections and repair your tissues. It also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, you experience warming, yet calming effect that helps in balancing your blood sugar.

A pinch of nutmeg helps with indigestion. It is a natural detoxifier, reduces insomnia, and improves your blood circulation.

Finally, coconut milk is excellent for your heart. It helps to lower cholesterol levels and stimulate weight loss. Hence, a sip of one cup of milk results in lots of health benefits.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups coconut milk – You can substitute it with almond milk or cashew milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground turmeric
  • A pinch of black pepper – It helps your body absorb the turmeric
  • A sprinkle of freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or your preferred sweetener
  • Freshly ground cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Procedure

In a medium to a hot flame, start by adding milk to a heavy-based pot.  Then add all the remaining ingredients. Stir the mixture. Then let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Check that that all the ingredients melt together to bring out their flavors.

Pour your vegan golden milk into a mug and enjoy it. That was easy, right?

Quick Tips:

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If you love a frothy look, use an electric milk frother on the drink before pouring it into your mug.

Does the taste of turmeric put you off? Then, start with small quantities and increase the amount with time. Alternatively, you can add other ingredients like vanilla and ginger to dominate the flavors. However, think about all the health benefits of turmeric.

Now, the main ingredient in this Vegan Golden Milk latte is turmeric. Turmeric metabolizes quite fast. However, our bodies may not get the chance to absorb it well. That’s why we use black pepper in this recipe. It multiplies your blood’s ability to absorb turmeric by up to 20 times!

Secondly, note that turmeric has low solubility in water. Melting it in coconut milk, almond, or cashew milk does the trick.

Conclusion

When you have gout pain, or have kids down with a cough or cold, you need not worry. Mother Nature gives you all the tasty ingredients to fight such ailments.  The Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte is worth a try. Use the quick recipe above to tap into the hidden benefits of turmeric. For best results, opt for freshly ground ingredients. Besides, its soothing and relaxing traits make it your ideal nighttime drink.


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This Is Why I love Vegan Matcha Cookies And Cupcakes

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Matcha cookies are easy to make and an excellent breakfast addition. But how well do you know your matcha powder? Matcha, originally from the Chinese heritage (Although associated with the Japanese more often), is a green colored powder ground from green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis plant). These leaves typically grow for 3 weeks while shaded before they are harvested and processed. Processing involves steaming and removing the veins and stems before drying and grinding. Compared to the other forms of tea, matcha powder is rich in caffeine and theanine. Since it is rich in antioxidants, it is an excellent antidote for illnesses like cancer and diabetes.

The Benefits of Matcha Powder

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Acne Solution

Matcha powder has incredible benefits for your skin. It contains antioxidants that fight bacteria causing acne and therefore excellent for your beauty routine. If you suffer from regular acne outbreaks, make a face mask by adding a tablespoon of matcha powder with lemongrass oil and then apply on the face daily. This mixture will also help to eliminate any existing scars.

An Excellent Health Supplement

In addition to antioxidants, matcha is rich in beneficial micronutrients such as theanine, beta-carotene, vitamins B complex, A, E, and C, and chlorophyll.

Slows Down Several Types of Illnesses

From several scientific tests documented, we can conclude that matcha has a significant effect on illnesses such as diabetes.

Weight Loss

I look at this in two ways. First of all, taking a cup of tea before meals makes you fuller and you, therefore, end up eating less. Secondly, matcha contains a good amount of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which promotes the oxidation of fat in your body.

It Makes You More Alert

This is quite obvious with tea, isn’t it? But while most teas give you an overdose of caffeine, matcha gives your body l-theanine to enhance your cognitive performance.

Vegan Matcha Cookies Recipes

Let me now discuss a few ways you can enjoy a healthy dose of matcha powder in your breakfast using my all-time favorite matcha cookies.

Gluten-Free Matcha Cookies

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Ingredients

  • Homemade vegan butter – two sticks.
  • Agave syrup – half cup.
  • Vanilla extract – few drops.
  • Gluten-free flour (buckwheat flour or quinoa flour) – two cups.
  • Ground cashew nuts – half cup.
  • Green matcha powder – one tablespoon.
  • Powdered cardamom – 1 teaspoon.
  • Herbal sea salt to taste.

Tip: To dust the cookies you will need a ½ tablespoon of green matcha powder mixed with a ½ tablespoon of powdered coconut sugar.

Procedure

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line the baking tray with a baking sheet to make cleaning easier and to avoid sticking or burning at the bottom. Alternatively, you could spray it with olive oil.

Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Now add the syrup and vanilla extract to the mixture while you mix well.

Sift in the dry ingredients (flour, cashew nuts, cardamom, salt, and matcha) and fold them into the liquid mixture. When the dough starts to thicken, get your hands in there and form a workable dough but don’t over knead.

Wrap the dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or chill overnight. I love baking cookies in the morning. The aroma is alluring.

When you’re ready to bake, shape the dough into balls of your preferred size and place them on the baking sheet. If you have an ice cream scope, use it for even shapes. Bake for 15 minutes until they start to brown at the top.

Remove and cool the cookies in a cooling rack. Once cooled, dust the matcha and coconut sugar mixture and serve.

Mint, Mixed Nuts, and Matcha Cookies

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Ingredients

  • Ground walnuts – 1 cup.
  • Ground almonds – ½ cup.
  • Green matcha powder – one tablespoon.
  • Quinoa flour (or buckwheat flour if you like) – 1/3 cup.
  • Cocoa powder – 1/3 cup.
  • Mint extract (crash a few mint leaves using a mortar and pestle) – few drops (it can be overpowering).
  • Dates – 1 handful.
  • Soy milk – ½ cup.
  • Herbal sea salt to taste.

Tip: To garnish the cookies, you can make a mixture of 1 ½ tablespoon of agave syrup, 1 tablespoon of matcha powder, and 2 drops of peppermint extract.

Procedure

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredient using an electric mixer until consistent dough starts to form. Cover the bowl with a lid or cling film and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until the dough is firm.

Dust a smooth surface with a little flour and roll out the dough using a rolling pin. Cut the desired shapes with a cookie cutter and bake them on a lined baking tray for 10 minutes or until well done.

Garnish and serve.

Note:

Cookies keep well frozen. Freeze them immediately they cool down in an airtight container and keep enjoying for the next 6 months.

Matcha Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • Gluten-free plain white flour – 1 ¼ cups.
  • Baking powder – 1 ¼ tablespoon.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Matcha powder – 3 tablespoons.
  • Coconut sugar – ¾ cup.
  • Almond milk – ½ cup.
  • Extra virgin Olive oil – ¼ cup.

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl sieve the flour, matcha, baking powder, coconut sugar, and salt and mix them well. Create a well and pour in the wet ingredients (milk and olive oil). Using a wooden spoon, fold in taking care not to over mix.

Pour the mixture in cupcake molds and bake for 15-25 minutes.

A quick test when baking is to insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean, your queen cakes are done.

So What Makes Matcha Powder a More Superior Form of Green Tea?

If you’re familiar with Moringa and other versions of green teas, you might be wondering why matcha?

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First and foremost, we ingest matcha in its whole form. With other teas, you have to filter the tea leaves and drink the diluted concoction.

Secondly, matcha does not undergo oxidation to mature its flavor, unlike the other teas. On the contrary, it is cured (via steaming) immediately it is harvested to prevent oxidation. And consequently, matcha has a lovely earthy flavor: Because most of the natural fragrances, nutritional compounds, and colors are preserved.

Finally (maybe I should have started with this one), the cultivation of Camellia sinensis plant (the source of Matcha), is in such a way that the plant has zero exposure to sunlight. Biologically, the lack of sunlight stimulates chlorophyll production. This makes matcha rich in the amino acid theanine, which has numerous health benefits.

In Conclusion

The above recipes should awaken your creativity. However, feel free to experiment with other versions of the ingredients. And in case the dough is too firm, add a tablespoon or two of water, you’ll be fine. And in the kitchen, other than baking matcha cookies use the powder to flavor your drinks. You can buy matcha online or at your local groceries.

 


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Meet The Hunza People Who Never Get Sick And Live Up To 160 Years!

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The Mature Feminine: Who Is She And Why You Should Get To Know Her?

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