This Matcha Fizz is inspired by the old fashioned fizz recipes that used fresh egg whites. Here we get the protein and fizzy effect without the risk of salmonella thanks to powdered egg whites.
I know what your thinking… As if she isn’t odd enough already, now she’s drinking weird green matcha powder stuff?
They say Aquarians are scientists at heart, I guess I am the epitome of the water sign, as I am always mixing something up and using myself as a sort of culinary guinea pig. Generally, my concoctions aren’t quite as out there as this one. There is a method to my madness though, allow me to explain…
I love salads, veggies and lean meats like fish and chicken, so healthy eating is not a chore for me at all, that still doesn’t change the fact that my waistband is getting tighter. I figured if I can put together something very low in calories with protein to tide me over it would help me avoid nibbling on stray cookies and such. As I was ordering matcha powder online (Japanese powdered green tea, like they use in the tea ceremony), to use in baked goods for flavoring and natural green color, I also added some powdered egg whites to my order. They are high in protein and low in calories, and can be put in beverages, without concern of salmonella.
Get Your Supplies
Starter Matcha (16oz) – USDA Organic, Kosher & Non-GMO Certified, Vegan and Gluten-Free. Pure Matcha Green Tea Powder. Incredible Flavor, Delicate Aroma, Natural Energy Booster and Fat Burner1 lb (16oz) Dried Egg Whites (Non-GMO, Pasteurized, Made in USA, 1 Ingredient no additives, Produced from the Freshest of Eggs)
Since I now had matcha on hand and it is known for boosting metabolism, in addition to many other health benefits, it seemed a logical addition. Matcha powder is many times more effective than standard brewed green tea. I used aspartame to sweeten my green tea diet drink, but there are far more healthful sweetener options available. I drink diet soda and coffee with this in it, so until I knock that out, I may as while use it here too. You can go and be extra healthy for me and use something else.
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk I used Silk brand, 30 calories
- 2 tbs. powdered egg whites plain, unsweetened culinary type
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- powdered stevia to taste
- *optional- 1/2 cup seltzer or club soda
- Just whisk it all together or pulse in blender (if you are using seltzer add that after blending).
54 calories and 12 grams of protein from egg whites, 30 calories from almond milk.
The matcha and sweetener are calorie free. The matcha powder is actually supposed to help burn off calories.
Seltzer will add fizz and make drink more refreshing.
I am not going to tell you this was super yummy, but it wasn’t bad. I think if you don’t mind a few more calories, going with some kefir, liquid yogurt or adding a small scoop of regular yogurt would make it a bit more satisfying, and add a little more protein. I wouldn’t add seltzer to these versions.
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