Front & Center: Matcha Ninja Feature + $5 off + Vegan Matcha Cupcake Recipe

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
For this St. Patrick's Day I decided to do something a little bit different... I decided to try Matcha green tea! And no, I'm not a big tea drinker but its something that I've been wanting to try and I must say, I am greatly impressed!

But what is Matcha?
Matcha is a fine-ground, powdered, high-quality green tea! The Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha. In modern times, matcha has also come to be used to flavor and dye foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream. It can be added to both hot or cold water (I mixed it with ice water and loved it)... or the best way... Vegan Matcha Cupcakes! Seriously a decadent melt in your mouth treat!
Today has been a weird St. Patrick's Day (haha), its an Irish holiday but its been all Japanese over here today... making matcha cupcakes and iced matcha tea... and I literally cant stop listening to Owl City's song "Tokyo" (not saying its been on repeat since I woke up today or anything haha).
So what brand of Matcha did I try?
Matcha Ninja of course! They so kindly sent me a package to review (and I'll be giving you all a discount code  for $5 off at the end of this:)
So why Matcha Ninja? What makes them better than other brands?
Matcha Ninja saves time: It is super duper soluble and blends easily with both cold and hot water, and doesn't require any whisking (like some matchas out there). Just add to your water bottle, give it a shake and you can be on your way!
The taste is better: Match Ninja is a light tasting and non bitter matcha! They de-stem each and every premium tencha leaf before grinding them into the powder that is matcha which results in the best tasting matcha on the planet!
Quality: No fillers or added ingredients of any kind, the matcha is 100% RAW ORGANIC matcha!
Quantity: Each Matcha Ninja Pouch contains 70 SERVINGS of Matcha!

Why should you drink matcha?
Matcha provides reduction in mental and physical stress, and leaves you with a long lasting calm energy and strong focus without the caffeine crash you get from a cup of coffee! It also helps with blood sugar regulation and has been known to aid in weight loss! And matcha even has higher levels of antioxidants than goji berries, dark chocolate, blueberries and spinach!
So if you're anything like me, you're probably wondering by now "where can I buy this stuff"... Matcha Ninja can be found at www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MatchaNinja and if you want $5.00 off? Matcha Ninja has so kindly given me a code just for Joyful Tribe readers! Yay! Use the code YOURROCK for $5.00 off of your order! :)

Vegan Matcha Cupcakes

Cupcakes: What You'll Need:
1 cup all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

1/2 cups raw organic cane sugar

1/4 cups of vegetable oil

1 1/4 cups of coconut milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 tbsp. of vinegar

1 tablespoon Matcha Ninja Matcha powder

Cupcake Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan with 10 cupcake liners of your choice.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well making sure everything is combined.
Now fill your cupcake liners with your batter (rather thin batter), I am using a pitcher so fill the batter in easily. Bake the cupcakes for 23 minutes, then let cupcakes cool for a few minutes before you remove them from the pan. Let cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Frosting: What You'll Need:

2 cups vegan butter (room temperature; I used earth balance vegan "butter" spread)

5 cups of powdered sugar

3 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. Matcha Ninja Matcha

Frosting Instructions:
Mix the vegan butter on medium speed for 5-10 minutes until very light and fluffy.
Gradually pour in the powdered sugar. Mix on low to medium speed until everything is incorporated.
Add your vanilla extract and give it a taste. Mix a few minutes more then add it to the top of your cupcakes... Seriously this frosting and these cupcakes are to die for! Enjoy!

Note: You can also sprinkle a little matcha powder on top of the frosted cupcakes for decoration and more taste. :)

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