7 Healthy Matcha Green Tea Recipes

Guys.  I’m dying over here.

I’m swamped with sooooo much work (big/huge/ginormous emphasis on the SOOOO) and I’m about to break…  break eighty chocolate bars and shove them in my face while re-watching all seven seasons of Parks and Rec in my comfy pajamas and puffy slippers while I cry and cry and procrastinate FOREVA.

Okay, I won’t do that.  I have some self control (and dignity)  😉


I’ve been trucking along with school and all I can think about is graduation.

I’ve been working hard on something super exciting.  Wait, SHHHH…  did someone say, “A SECOND COOKBOOK?!?”  Hell to the yes.  More info to come later when it gets closer to publication.

I’m a bundle of nerves because I have no idea what lies ahead.  I started this blog with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietician but now I realize that’s not for me.  Now that I’m just within arms reach of graduation, I’m freaking out.  What to do??  I don’t even know what state I’ll be living in!  Any suggestions are welcome my dear  🙂

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Recipes (sugar free, gluten free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

So while I’m over here stressing out and counting down the days until Spring break, here are 7 popular Matcha Green Tea Recipes from Desserts with Benefits over the years — each of them are nice and sweet desserts that you’d never know are healthy and all natural.  I am slowly getting used to the taste of matcha (wasn’t a big fan at first), but I know there are a lot of matcha fans out there who might appreciate a roundup.

The following recipes are listed in the order that I posted them in, earliest to latest.  Enjoy!  🙂


#1:  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cake with Matcha Frosting

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cake recipe (whole wheat, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

This whole wheat cake is soft, fluffy, sweet and packed with matcha flavor.  Not only from the cake, but from the frosting too!


#2:  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Oatmeal

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Oatmeal recipe (gluten free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

If you like oatmeal and if you like matcha, BOOM!  Here’s the answer.


#3:  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookie Dough

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookie Dough recipe (gluten free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

No. Words. Necessary…  Okay, a few:  this is THE BOMB.


#4:  Healthy DIY Matcha Green Tea Fudge Protein Bars

DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

These DIY Protein Bars have all the flavor of a cup of matcha tea but in the form of a soft and fudgy protein bar!  (Note:  I have a new and improved Matcha Green Tea Protein Bar recipe in my cookbook, DIY Protein Bars)


#5:  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream recipe (sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Smooth, creamy, sweet.  And healthy?  What more could you ask for?

Did chocolate cross your mind?  It did for me.  I absolutely LOVE this ice cream with some white chocolate chips sprinkled on top  🙂


#6:  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Milkshake

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Milkshake recipe (sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

This Healthy Matcha Green Tea Milkshake has all the flavor and texture of regular milkshakes but without all the calories, fat and sugar.  It’s thick, creamy, sweet and naturally green from the matcha green tea powder…  no ice cream, sugary syrups or artificial food coloring needed whatsoever.


#7:  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

This Matcha Fudge is super soft and fluffy and flavorful and sweet, but without the granulated sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream and butter!  Oh, and it’s sugar free, low fat, high protein and gluten free.


Soooo…  I hope you’re drooling  😉

(Because I am)

PS:  There will be a couple matcha recipes in the new cookbook!  EEK!


Be happy.

Live fully.

Eat matcha.


– Jess 


11 comments on “7 Healthy Matcha Green Tea Recipes

  1. I enjoy your blog very much. Your creativity is encouraging to all, and gets our brains thinking in a healthy direction. Thank you.

    As for your education goal. KEEP On track, the final days before the end are the very hardest! But you have come this far. Even if you change careers, you will still be seen as a go-getter, not a quitter. And you never know how this education may play in your future.

    As for a new book! How exciting that is! And the
    hard work involved is something you can be proud of. Just keep on keeping on. You will land on your feet, which ever state you find yourself in.
    May you have a happy fulfilled life,
    Old Reader, Ronna

    • Ronna-
      You have no idea how much your comment means to me! You’re seriously awesome 🙂
      In the beginning of the semester I was so pumped and was doing work ahead, then I started slacking a bit, but now I’m back on track. Phew.
      I feel so much better when people like you take the time to write me, it gives me the motivation to finish strong. Ronna, you ROCK 😀
      Have an amazing weekend!

  2. That matcha ice cream looks AMAZING! I don’t have an ice cream maker unfortunately, but perhaps I’ll figure out another way (I was also able to make an avocado ice cream without an ice cream maker!). I have to agree with Ronna, I absolutely love your blog! I’m also baking/cooking healthy, sugar-free, butter-free and you’re such an inspiration! Keep it up!

  3. UGHHHH I totally get being swamped with school!!! I actually kinda broke down a few days ago and started crying 😛 (What? Who said that? Not me! *looks over shoulder*) I haven’t been able to post a recipe in two weeks… BOOOOOO.
    Anyways, I hope you find the perfect job and A SECOND COOKBOOK OHMYGOSHHHH! And speaking of jobs, if you decide to open up a healthy bakery in Chicago (and A+ idea in my opinion) I would be your #1 customer 🙂


    • Emily @ Hazelnuts and Bolts-
      Don’t worry, we’ve both been there! I don’t cry that much but when I do it’s a full blown crybaby session 😉
      And thank you so much Emily! I only have a couple location ideas so far for a bakery/storefront, including New York City and Austin, Texas. But now I’ll add Chicago to the mix 🙂
      Have an awesome week!

  4. I was wondering where you buy your matcha powder from. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere! The closest I have been able to come is a premixed matcha tea latte mix from an Asian grocer. Thanks!

  5. What perfect healthy green recipes for St. Patties! I don’t have much experience with the matcha tea but these all make me want to try it out NOW! They all look delicious!

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  7. These look SO good & pretty! Especially eyeing that matcha cake. Perfect for St Patrick’s Day

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