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Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

| January 8, 2015 | 50 Comments

The New Year is here, and I am on the look-out for finding new ways to do and eat healthier for myself and for my family. I do not want to change everything we eat, but I want to make subtle changes to improve on what we are eating. I also want to expand their pallets so we get used to eating a new foods. I thought that one product I would try to accomplish this goal would be to add green tea to some of the foods and snacks we enjoy. That is why I am happy that I had the chance to review Kiss Me Organic’s Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. I tried their Culinary Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (4 oz).

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Why is organic matcha green tea powder healthy to add to food and drinks? Macha organic green tea powder has been deemed to have a lot of health benefits when consumed for many years. Here are just a few of them:

• It gives you energy all day long
• It boosts your metabolism
• It increases your ability to focus
• It improves the health of your skin
• It has up to 137 times the amount of EGCGs of brewed green tea (EGCGs are an Epigallocatechin gallate, a type of Catechin which is an antioxidant found in the leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis, that are suppose to promote health, and increase the length of life when consumed).

One aspect that sets Kiss Me Organic’s Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder apart from other organic matcha green tea powders is by harvesting their tea leaves from their single-estate Japanese farm that has been recognized by the United Nations as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System and has been dedicated to Organic Farming for over two generations.

The suggested effective daily dose of this organic matcha green tea powder is a half to one teaspoon (1/2 to 1 tsp).

I thought that since it was my idea to introduce green tea into our family that I would be the first one to try green tea powder in something I eat. Since I enjoy a smoothie now and again, I thought I would try adding to one of mine one morning. I found a recipe for a simple smoothie recipe from Lindsey Goodwin of About Food.com that was not complicated.

Here are the simple ingredients needed for this recipe:

• 1 peeled, frozen banana (preferably a very ripe banana)
• 1/2 cup low-fat milk, coconut milk creamer or other dairy alternative
• 1/2 tsp. good quality matcha powder
• (Optional) 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
• (Optional) Sweetener to taste

The directions to prepare this smoothie are pretty simple as well. They are as follows:
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.*

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2. Blend until the mixture is smooth and even, stopping to stir if needed.

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*About Food also suggests that the smoothie may be easier to blend if the matcha powder is added before the milk or dairy alternative.

What did I think about this matcha green tea powder smoothie? It was good! I did not notice the taste of the matcha green tea powder at all! I really only tasted the banana and the milk blended together. Next time I make this smoothie, I will be adding some honey or berries (most likely strawberries) to add some sweetness and a new flavour to this drink as I have a bit of a sweet tooth!

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Since we are all new to adding green tea to the foods we eat, I thought that I would start by making foods and snacks we enjoy eating. Since we love eating muffins and cupcakes, I thought it would be a great idea to add some of the Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder to them to see how they would taste! I found a recipe for Matcha Cupcakes from Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit. Again, I found a recipe where most of the ingredients can be found in your home.

These are the ingredients you will need to put these cupcakes together:

• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
• 2 cups sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 2 large egg yolks
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup milk
• 2 tablespoons matcha tea

The directions were also easy to follow for this recipe as well. They are listed below.
1. Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.
2. Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

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3. Add eggs/egg yolks one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.

4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to batter and mix to combine.
5. Mix matcha in with the milk. Add to the batter and mix until combine.

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6. Scoop batter into prepared into cupcake papers.

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7. Bake for 22-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Here is how my matcha green tea powder cupcakes turned out!

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I was surprised by the look and smell of them! I thought they were going to smell like the organic matcha green tea powder, but they actually smelled sweet! I was even more surprised by the taste. They were tasty! My kids were excited to taste these cupcakes, too. After they cooled, I broke one of the smaller ones without icing up into a few pieces and let them eat them. They devoured them! They even asked for more, so I let them indulge in another one!

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I think that I would have to continue to use Kiss Me Organic’s Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder in the foods and drinks my family consumes to fully gauge all of the effects organic matcha green tea power is suppose to give its users. I do like that it does not add a strong smell or flavour to the foods and drinks it is added to, and my family enjoys eating and drinking it, as well! I cannot wait to try more recipes so I can use this product on a regular basis.

You can visit Kiss Me Organic’s website if you have more questions about this product. You can also connect with them on their Twitter (@KissMeOrganics) and Facebook pages!

Disclaimer: I was compensated and received a package of this product in order to write this review.  The opinions expressed withing this review are my own.

 Giveaway!

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Kiss Me Organics would like for an Ottawa Mommy Club reader to also experience trying their Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder! They are going to give one away to one lucky reader! The ARV is $28! All you have to do to win is to enter this contest to win!

The giveaway is open to Canadian Residents and ends on January 31st, 2015 at 11:59 EST.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Good luck to all that enter!

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    Oh, definitely the muffins. Such a fun way to eat your greens.

  2. Joy says:

    i would love to try the smoothie!! Yum!!

  3. Jennifer L. says:

    I would love to try the smoothie you made.

  4. kathy downey says:

    Hi,I would love to try the matcha green tea powder cupcakes,yours look delicious

  5. Amy C says:

    I would like to try the Matcha Cupcakes recipe.

  6. andie says:

    I like that they provide 100% money back guarantee.

  7. Viv Sluys says:

    I would make the cupcakes!

  8. Julie G. says:

    I think the cupcake recipe is intriguing, I would never have thought of using the green tea in that. Think I’ll give it a try.

  9. Maegan Morin says:

    I would love to try the cupcakes! It would be a great way to hide something that would probably normally freak my kids out lol.

  10. jan says:

    I think I’d first try the simple smoothie recipe

  11. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’d totally love to try the Matcha Cupcakes recipe.

  12. Dreena says:

    The cupcakes look great!
    Cheers.

  13. nikki robak says:

    the matcha cupcakes

  14. holly o'gorman says:

    I would like to try the smoothie recipe.

  15. Suzanne G says:

    I would try the cupcake recipe as what a tasty way to get your Matcha.

  16. maria says:

    I would try the smoothie

  17. Karine says:

    I would try the cupcakes you made! They look awesome!!

  18. charityk says:

    i would love to have it in the smoothie

  19. Silvia D says:

    I would love to try the matcha green tea powder cupcakes, look so good!

  20. lucy says:

    I would try the cupcake recipe

  21. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to try the Cupcakes.

  22. Heidi C. says:

    I would like to try the Matcha Cupcakes.

  23. kathy downey says:

    I hit thew button too fast and never put the link to my comment in…here it is http://ottawamommyclub.ca/canadianfrieddoughpastryrecipe/comment-page-1/#comment-680303

  24. Florence C says:

    I would make the Matcha Cupcakes.

  25. Veronica S. says:

    Cupcakes, of course!

  26. Yuen C says:

    The matcha cupcakes!

  27. Tina L. says:

    I would make the smoothie first.

  28. amber y says:

    I’d love to try the cupcake recipe, but i think i’d throw in some coconut of chocolate chips. yumm!

  29. Heather Stover says:

    The best smoothie!!! Love Matcha banana smoothies.

  30. Eldon L says:

    Matcha Cupcakes!

  31. Amanda says:

    I would LOVE to try the smoothy and the muffins.. Two things I love.. mmm mm mmm

  32. Caralyn Rubli says:

    I would try the cupcakes

  33. Carolle H says:

    I would try those cup cake

  34. Cahley says:

    The cupcakes look yummy!

  35. Jessica W says:

    Definitely the smoothie, it’s the best option because I can make it and bring it to sip on at work during my busy 12 hour days 🙂

  36. Sam Turnbull says:

    Smoothie all the way

  37. Peter B. says:

    The smoothie!

  38. Debbie Browne says:

    I would use the green tea powder for smoothies.

  39. Veronica S. says:

    These look delicious. I love green tea!

  40. Carole B. says:

    The smoothie

  41. Burcu says:

    would love to try smoothie

  42. Surso S. says:

    the smoothie

  43. Lisa says:

    The cupcakes hands down! I am a huge loved of green tea ice cream so after making the cupcakes I will have to koom for an ice cream recipe. Thanks for posting these recipes. The smoothie also looks good; I’ve never thought of blending coconut with matcha but I bet it works well!

  44. Elizabeth Carson says:

    For everyday use I would definitely pack this into my morning smoothies for an extra healthy punch! I am obsessed with morning smoothies as I can put every food group into them and really start my day of right – as a full-time student it’s really important that I do! Green tea is known for so many health benefits that it would take my morning routine to the next level. My resolution this year is to be healthier, and while I’m well on my way to being a better me, I think green tea powder is definitely something I need to look into more. As a
    I love that you included a cupcake recipe, it’s nice to see a healthy spin on one of my sinful delights. If I am going to ‘cheat’ on my diet, this is the way to do it! Thank you so so so much for offering this – I’m off to their website to look into it further.

  45. Edmond says:

    Wow, the smoothie of course.

  46. Dawn walsh says:

    Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit that is the one i would love to try

  47. Kendra says:

    The smoothie… among many more!

  48. Patrick Siu says:

    I would like to try the cupcake

  49. Dayle B. says:

    Like to try the tasty sounding muffins.

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