Matcha powder is made from ground tea leaves, and, unlike coffee, which gives us an immediate caffeine boost (occasionally with a crash), the caffeine from matcha is slowly disseminated over a period of several hours, giving a steady energy boost that can last a whole day! Matcha is also full of nutrients and antioxidants, and can be made into a hot beverage, or used in a latte, smoothie, or in baked goods! Our favorite way to consume matcha is in frozen treats. This recipe uses matcha, mixed with nut milk (almonds, cashew, or coconut), and chia seeds, which increases the nutritional benefits of this popsicle while also adding a crunchy texture that kids will love! For an extra impressive touch, try making the coconut simple syrup, which adds a lovely tropical boost of flavor. Summer is the season for icy frozen treats, especially popsicles, but they don't need to only come in three flavors and be full of added sugar. To make original and healthy versions, try recipes for homemade popsicles, and you can avoid artificial sweeteners and coloring. With some fresh fruit juice, nut milks or butters, and even chia seeds, the possibilities are practically endless and will be a surefire hit with both kids and adults! Check out our links for other popsicle recipes here!