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How to Make a Matcha Latte

How to Make a Matcha Latte with a few ingredients and simple steps. This recipe is smooth, creamy, delicious, and loaded with healthy additions.

How to Make a Matcha Latte with a few ingredients and simple steps. This recipe is smooth, creamy, delicious, and loaded with healthy additions. simplylakita.com #matcha

It has been about three months since I started having a matcha latte on a regular basis.

Now it is not surprising that I absolutely love coffee. However, recently my body has not been responding to coffee the way it used to. I find that it gives me a jittery feeling, speeds up my heart rate, and keeps me awake at night. I tried a blend of 50% regular and decaf and this didn’t help much either. So I decided to go full decaf, but I missed having caffeine in the morning to start my day.

That is when a friend told me to try matcha. I previously heard of matcha, but I wrote it off as one of those food trends that would end soon, so I didn’t see the point in jumping on the bandwagon.

Some quick things to know about matcha:

  • matcha is a green tea powder that is grown in Japan
  • one glass of matcha is equivalent in nutritional value and antioxidants as 10 glasses of steeped green tea because the entire tea leaf is consumed
  • matcha has less caffeine than coffee and the effects are more gradual on the body
  • select a high-quality ceremonial grade matcha for maximum benefits and taste
How to Make a Matcha Latte with a few ingredients and simple steps. This recipe is smooth, creamy, delicious, and loaded with healthy additions. simplylakita.com #matcha
How to Make a Matcha Latte with a few ingredients and simple steps. This recipe is smooth, creamy, delicious, and loaded with healthy additions. simplylakita.com #matcha

Nevertheless, I took the plunge and tried matcha. On my first try, I did not like the taste and it upset my stomach. So I went back to said friend and she told me that I needed to begin with a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) of matcha, use water, and add in some healthy fat. Doing this definitely helped with the upset stomach, but the taste was a bit bland.

That is when my other friend TaKenya at iamkenyarae.com suggested adding a splash of vanilla syrup. From this, I made a few other additions and I now have the perfect matcha latte for those days when I want something other than my decaf coffee.

There is a traditional way to make matcha with hot water and a bamboo whisk. I have not tried making in this way and instead opt for a matcha latte that uses a blender and a few ingredients. If you have tried matcha before and was turned off by the grassy or bitter taste, then I think you will love this recipe.

How to Make a Matcha Latte with a few ingredients and simple steps. This recipe is smooth, creamy, delicious, and loaded with healthy additions. simplylakita.com #matcha

Matcha Latte

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Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 8 oz. hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon Silk vanilla almond creamer
  • 1 Tablespoon Madagascar vanilla bean ghee
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides
  • splash vanilla syrup
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions

1

Begin by preparing the hot water.

2

To a blender carefully add the water, matcha, creamer, ghee, collagen, vanilla syrup, and blend until smooth and foamy.

3

Carefully pour the warm matcha latte into your favorite cup and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    June 3, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    I haven’t tried a matcha latte, but it looks really good 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary
    June 14, 2018 at 2:21 AM

    I used to be a barista at starbucks but it’s been a long time since I’ve used those skills. Can you believe I’ve never had a matcha latte? I had no idea one glass of matcha is equivalent to 10 glasses of steeped green tea. Now I really have to try it.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 19, 2018 at 9:58 AM

      I can believe it, it took me awhile to give it a try so I completely understand. Yes!! Isn’t that AMAZING!!!

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