Healthy Recipes with Green Tea

Find healthy, delicious recipes with green tea, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

Rating: 5 stars 3
This weight-loss tonic might help you slim down, even though it's not a quick fix for healthy habits. Apple cider vinegar's sour flavor (the acetic acid) may help you eat less and stay more satisfied. Green tea has caffeine and antioxidants that may help boost fat loss. Ginger might help you burn more calories. And maple syrup adds a touch of natural sweetness to this hydrating drink. Add this tonic to your diet in addition to sensible eating and exercise to help boost your weight-loss efforts.

Warm Honey Green Tea

Rating: 4 stars 1
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and has been shown to keep your blood sugar stable. We like it flavored with orange, lemon, and honey in this easy recipe.

Tea-Leaf Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Traditionally, the star of this famous Burmese salad, laphet, is made by fermenting just-picked tea leaves for several months underground. While laphet is starting to be imported, it is still hard to find. This version, using readily available green tea, offers a quick alternative. Mix the salad at the table so everyone can appreciate the diversity of ingredients--from crunchy to savory--that make it so special.

Overnight Matcha Oats with Berries

Rating: 5 stars 1
Blueberries and raspberries top these matcha overnight oats for a quick, meal-prep-friendly breakfast.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Tonic

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
The momentum behind functional foods and wellness elixirs is at an all-time high. Expensive products are touted as having the power to do everything from restoring gut health to boosting immunity and fighting inflammation, but their health claims are often backed by little solid science. So instead of pricy supplements, we're mixing up a more affordable antidote that's both healthy and homemade. A tonic, by definition, is a combination of ingredients that have the potential to enhance or restore health. While this tonic (or any tonic) is not a cure-all remedy, consuming more anti-inflammatory foods--like the ones found in this tonic--over time may only not only ease current symptoms (such as fatigue, joint pain and chronic bloating), but it may also reduce the risk of future diseases and slow aging. The combination of green tea, herbs, honey, apple-cider vinegar and spices also makes for a tasty and refreshing beverage!

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Rating: 5 stars 4
A touch of honey balances the bitterness of matcha in this healthy latte recipe. For a nondairy latte, swap unsweetened almond, soy or coconut milk for the low-fat milk.

Good Green Tea Smoothie

Rating: 4.33 stars 5
This green smoothie is packed with grapes, spinach, green tea and avocado. A touch of honey adds sweetness.

Green Tea-Fruit Smoothie

Rating: 3.75 stars 1
Start your day with a burst of antioxidants in this energizing healthy smoothie recipe.

Orange-Ginger Tea

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, and is a great beverage choice when you need a little pick-me-up. In this recipe it's steeped with ginger and flavored with orange juice.

Almond-Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 1
Green matcha powder and spinach give this healthy smoothie bowl a beautiful green hue. Be sure to use frozen bananas (not fresh) to keep the texture thick, creamy and frosty.

The Ghost of Christmas Sparkling-Wine Cocktail

Rating: 4 stars 1
In this festive sparkling-wine cocktail, homemade cinnamon-honey simple syrup is the base for this delicious cranberry-topped drink.

Iced Mint Green Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Crisp and refreshing, you just may find yourself craving this beverage on a hot summer's night.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Green Tea-Peach Smoothie Bowl
Rating: Unrated 1
Sweet peaches and creamy avocado combine in this vegan smoothie bowl recipe for a delicious new way to try matcha green tea. Top it with sweet and crunchy toppings for a fun, easy breakfast.
Christmas-Tree Jello Shots
These jiggly Christmas trees, which contain matcha tea, gin, prosecco, honey and lime, are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Matcha Cream
Rating: 5 stars
1

Powdered green tea blended with sweet whipped cream is a popular parfait topping in Japan, particularly in Kyoto. Here the cream is lightened with low-fat yogurt cheese to make a pretty and delicious topping for poached pears and other desserts.