If you’re sad you’re all caught up on the Great British Baking Show, no worries. Selena Gomez’s new quarantine cooking show, Selena + Chef, is quickly becoming a new favorite as she learns new skills while making mouth-watering meals alongside famous chefs, and one of her most recent virtual guests is none other than the matcha queen herself.
Candice Kumai, a Well+Good Council member, taught Gomez how to make her famous matcha chocolate chip cookies. While she shared the full recipe on her Instagram so you can bake with the duo as you watch the episode, it got us wanting to make our way through all the healthy chef’s matcha masterpieces. Here are some of her best matcha recipes to try, from pancakes to rice krispies treats.
6 Candice Kumai matcha recipes to make at home
1. Matcha pancakes
Pancakes got an anti-inflammatory upgrade in this matcha recipe. By using wholesome ingredients and adding in a high-quality Japanese matcha powder, you’ll have a healthy and delicious way to start the day.
Get the recipe: Matcha pancakes
2. Matcha rice krispies treats
Yep, you read that right: matcha rice krispies. With chocolate. While it’s hard to top the original recipe you grew up with, this adult-friendly version is truly unbeatable.
Get the recipe: Matcha rice krispies treats
3. Clean green matcha smoothie
Kumai’s matcha smoothie only requires a handful of healthy ingredients: almond milk, spinach, banana, matcha, and ice. Blend it up, and you’re good to go. It’s that easy.
Get the recipe: Clean green matcha smoothie
4. Dark chocolate matcha cups
Reese’s who? You can make these healthy peanut butter cups right at home with four ingredients: dark chocolate chips, coconut butter, confectioners sugar, and high-quality matcha powder. It’s the perfect dessert for all your movie nights.
Get the recipe: Dark chocolate matcha cups
5. Matcha cleansing smoothie
Kumai says this cleansing smoothie is great for boosting your gut health—particularly due to the collagen, which makes digesting food easier (and offers some skin-smoothing benefits in the process!).
Get the recipe: Matcha cleansing smoothie
6. Matcha latte
If you’ve been wanting to learn how to make a classic matcha latte, Kumai is the perfect person to teach you.
Get the recipe: Matcha latte
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