Who wouldn’t want a little more matcha in their lives? And while the lattes are lovely, the “it” green tea also makes a gut-healthy, super easy breakfast—when you team it with rich, creamy grass-fed yogurt.
We love a great breakfast bowl, so we went to Dimes in New York City to try the ultimate Matcha Yogurt recipe, a crowd-pleasing dish at the healthy eating mecca beloved by the creative downtown set.
What makes for a great matcha yogurt bowl? Chef and co-owner Alissa Wagner starts with 100 percent grass-fed yogurt and adds plum compote, quinoa puffs, almonds, black sesame, honey, and fresh plum. And this is key: The yogurt should be 100 percent grass-fed.
“[It] pairs really well with the earthiness of the matcha powder. The grass-fed yogurt has a really nice tang to it, which balances out that sort of grassy earthiness of the matcha,” Wagner says.
To make the super-easy morning recipe
Take 100 percent grass-fed yogurt and mix in matcha powder to taste (about 1 tablespoon per cup of yogurt). Then add your toppings (these are the ones on the Dimes menu, but Wagner says you can feel free to mix it up, to suit your taste as well as what’s in season):
• Chopped almonds
• Quinoa puffs
• Black sesame
• Plum compote (take chopped fresh plums, and cook them down with splash of water, a sprinkling of brown sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice)
• Garnish with fresh plum slices
• Top with sliced cherries
To learn more about why grass-fed matters when it comes to yogurt—in terms of taste, quality, and nutrition—visit stonyfield.com