Traditional Matcha Preparation

Traditionally, matcha is made in a bowl, using a bamboo spoon and whisk for measuring and mixing. Using the bamboo spoon, two scoops of matcha are poured into a bowl. Approximately 2 ounces of hot water are added, (the water should be just under a boil – if it is too hot, it will scorch the matcha and leave a slightly bitter flavour). The water and matcha are combined using a chasen (the bamboo whisk), which is moved in a zig-zag motion until froth appears on the surface. Finally, more water is added – up to 6 additional ounces, depending on the preferred strength.
While traditional matcha is amazing, there are many alternative ways to enjoy this incredible superfood. 

TruOrganic™ Matcha Latte Recipe

¼ cup pre-boiling water
1 ½ teaspoons withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha
1 scoop (5g) withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen
¾ cup non-dairy milk of choice
Optional: sweetener of choice, to taste (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar)

1. Combine withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha, withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen, and sweetener (optional) in your favourite mug.
2. Add ¼ cup of pre-boiled water. Whisk in “m” or “w” motion until a layer of foam forms at the surface.
3. Add ¾ cup of warmed or steamed non-dairy milk to the matcha and collagen mixture.
4. Enjoy warm, or pour over ice for a cold beverage. 

withinUs Tightrope Matcha

1 cup of hot water - slightly cooler than boiling  
1 tsp of withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha
1 tsp of organic virgin coconut oil (we use Nuvtiva)  
1 scoop (5g) of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen
Optional - sweetener of your choice 

1. Pour hot (not boiling) water into a blender or Vitamix
2. Add withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha, TruMarine™ Collagen and organic virgin coconut oil
3. Blend for 10-20 seconds, until a nice layer of froth appears at the surface
4. Pour into a mug and enjoy!


Beauty Boosting Triple Berry Smoothie

By Angela Simpson

Ingredients (makes 2 servings) 
1 1/2 - 2 cups chilled green tea 
1 big handful organic baby spinach 
1 cup each of frozen organic strawberries and blueberries
2 tbsp dried gouge berries
5 grams (1 scoop) withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen 
1 tbsp natural almond butter
1 tsp chia seeds
ice cubes, as needed

1. Add all ingredients, except for the ice, to a blender in the order listed. Blend until completely smooth. 
2. Thicken by adding a few ice cubes if needed, then blend again until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy! 

Matcha and Lime Refresher

By Kate Horsman 

1 litre cold filtered water 
2 tsp withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha 
1/4 cup lime juice 
2 scoops withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen 
1 tbsp coconut oil 
1 cup coconut water 

1. Add everything into a blender and blitz together. 
2. Serve over ice
3. Cheers, toast, and enjoy! 

Mangos and Cream Smoothie 

By Gabi Dolinski #withinuschallenge winner 

1 cup frozen mango (about 1 large mango) 
1 frozen banana 
2 cups Nuezmilk Almond Milk 
1 tbsp cashew butter 
2 medjool dates 
5 grams (1 scoop) withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen 
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes 
6 ice cubes

1. Put all ingredients into a blender
2. Blend until smooth 

Mornings with Matcha 

By Justine Bouvier #withinuschallenge winner

1 tsp Sun Potion pine pollen 
1/2 tsp cordyceps
1 tsp withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha 
5 grams (1 scoop) withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen 
1 tsp coconut MCT oil 
3 tbsp of almond milk 
Dash of cinnamon 
2 cups hot water* 

*this can be made into a smoothie by adding cold water, and ice

Put everything into a blender, and blend until a layer of froth appears on the top (if hot)

withinUs Tru-Oats

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
1/2 c. organic oats
1 c. organic dairy or non-dairy milk
1 ripe organic banana
1/3 c. organic chia seeds
1/3 c. organic cacao nibs 
1 tbsp organic coconut flakes 
1/2 c. organic blackberries 
1/2 c. organic raspberries
3-5g of TruMarine™ Collagen (1 stick pack or 1 scoop)
1 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
1. In a bowl, mash banana with a fork
2. Combine banana, oats. milk, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, chia seeds, TruMarine™ Collagen and sweeter (optional) in a bowl and mix thoroughly
3. Cover and place in the fridge
4. Add blackberries and raspberries and additional cacao nibs and coconut flakes in the morning

Lemon & Cucumber Infused Collagen Water
A withinUs Team favourite! This delicious and refreshing drink could not be easier to make.
Vitamin C plays a role in collagen synthesis and this recipe is a simple (and yummy) way to get your daily dose of vitamin C and collagen.  
Ingredients (makes 2-3 servings)
1 litre of cold water
½ a lemon thinly sliced
½ a cucumber thinly sliced
10 fresh mint leaves
2 scoops of withinUs TruMarine Collagen
1. Stir in 2 scoops of withinUs Tru Marine Collagen into a small amount of water. Stir until dissolved.
2. Pour dissolved collagen mixture into a 1 liter pitcher of cold water. Stir.
3. Add sliced up lemon, cucumber, and mint to the water. Stir
4. Place water in fridge and chill overnight to allow all the flavours to infuse.
5. Serve and enjoy!