You know those things you do that you don’t realize are super weird until someone calls you out?
For me it’s religiously reading the Trader Joe’s monthly newsletter. Like, I live for the Fearless Flyer. Even if I’m at school and probably not shopping there anytime soon, I just need to know what’s happening at Trader Joe’s. Weird, I know.
(But actually go check out the latest one. I tried the Avocado Citrus Greek Yogurt and it’s so good and also bright green. Super strange, I love it.)
Anyways, it was the Fearless Flyer a few months ago that alerted me to Trader Joe’s matcha single serve packets. These are life changing.
(I’m starting to realize this sounds like a paid promotion and it actually is not, I’m just very passionate)
Why? Well for one they’re so fucking cheap. And if you’re a youth-culture yuppie granola foodie like I am (unfortunate but at least I’m self-aware?) then you end up spending ridiculous amounts of money on the tiniest quantities of food.
The best example was this 1.5oz tin of matcha I used to buy at Whole Foods for $18.50. Yeah, you read that right. The best part is that the container is like, 8 or 10 ounces large, so they really make you suffer by giving you a nearly empty tin of matcha. It truly rubs it in your face, and I bet it’s impressive from some marketing standpoint that I don’t understand because I’m not an Econ major.
I don’t think the Trader Joe’s matcha is much cheaper, but it feels cheaper, and that’s what’s important, right? Also it’s portion-controlled. Which you probably didn’t think you needed to worry about when it came to uber-healthy green tea… but your wallet is stressed (and more green tea is not the answer). Anyways, I’m a sucker for the TJ matcha and that’s that. It tastes good and assuages my misplaced guilt for $7 a box. What a deal.
This (pretty ugly but honestly delicious) green smoothie combines mangos, strawberries, and spinach along with matcha green tea powder and fresh grapefruit juice, for a boost of antioxidants and vitamins A and C. Make it!
- 1 mango, peeled and seeded
- 0.2 oz matcha powder (about 1 tsp)
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 5 strawberries, halved
- Juice and flesh of half a grapefruit
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until liquid!
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