Matcha, Matcha, Matcha

I've been pretty sick lately - with migraines, then the back thing, and stomach problems.

Since the back surgery worked - thank goodness! - I can focus on my stomach issues. My new goal is to be healthy, which means be nicer to my stomach.

I can't go vegan or vegetarian; I have a total love affair with steak and chicken.

However, I'm going to try to integrate matcha into my beverages. Matcha fans, got any tips? I'm still researching the health benefits, but will be reporting back soon...

I'm also going to opt for fresh veggies and fruit in my diet. I love eating fresh fruit and veggies; in CA you could grow anything in your backyard so I'd just go outside for a snack. I got lazy. And now I'm paying.

It seems one of the only healthy things I do consume is tea. But I'm going to look into different tea recipes - not just adding matcha but perhaps other ways to use tea. Got any to share?

The point is now that I'm relatively pain-free, now I can focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Walking more.  Taking better care of myself. In honor of my grandmother, Oma, who is in her mid-70's and can out-walk me any day.

Join me on this journey and we'll swap healthy lifestyle tips. Let's get started! But first, I'm going to brew myself a cup of tea...


  1. Oh, you must try a green tea latte! I've experimented until I've discovered the recipe that is exactly what I love about Starbucks lattes.

    1 tsp matcha powder
    2 Tbsp Splenda (any sweetener works, but I'm watching calories)
    about 4 oz hot water (not quite to boil)
    about 4 oz hot milk (frothed and heated, if you have a frother)

    Make sure you blend the matcha powder with Splenda until it's a pale green concoction, and add a little hot water to make a paste. This will help keep it from lumping. Then add all the hot water, mix really well.

    Then comes the hot (or frothed) milk. Mix well again.

    You won't believe how delicious.

  2. This sounds awesome, although I'll have to swap the hot milk for hot soy milk as I'm allergic to regular milk.

    Jackie, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try!