THE ULTIMATE WATERMELON, MINT AND MATCHA RECIPE FOR SUMMER by Model Turned Cook
Nothing better than a summery matcha recipe to celebrate the start of our summer season Down Under!
Our incredible Matcha Maiden mate, Jax Raynor, has just begun her exciting food journey sharing all things cooking and eating via her newest food blog, Model Turned Cook. Jax, a model all the way from the tiny island in Massachusetts called ‘Nantucket’, now hangs out in Sydney with current boyfriend and good friend of ours, Hayden Quinn. With both her mum (or mom) and dad being chefs AND her Hayden being a chef, it was pretty much fate that she would be obsessed with cooking as well (and naturally amazing at it, mind you)! Jax is not a no-coffee, only matcha (or black tea) kind of person and has created the ULTIMATE summer drink incorporating all of our favourite things. For those who don’t like matcha she says “I would seriously encourage those people to try this iced tea, it’s naturally sweet from the watermelon, refreshingly light from the mint and still gives you the flavor of matcha without smelling like a hectic green tea. “… you know what they say, ‘trust the experts’.
- 1/4 watermelon (removing the rind and cut into large cubes)
- 2 handfuls of fresh mint
- 2 tsp of Matcha Maiden
- Boil 4 cups of water and pour into a bowl with the fresh mint leaves and allow to cool
- Blend the watermelon in a blender or food processor until smooth
- Filter the watermelon juice by running the blended watermelon through a strainer and discard the pulp
- Once your fresh mint tea has cooled, removed mint leaves and stir in 2 tsp of matcha powder.
- Fill half a medium glass with ice with the watermelon juice
- Take a spoon, and slowly pour matcha over the back of it until your glass is full. (*this should work…it might not…but it should).
We LOVE seeing all of our Matcha Mates create amazing things like Jax’s watermelon and matcha mint tea! To have yours featured, make sure you tag us in your creations on our Instagram.
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