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How to Make a Matcha Latte with a few ingredients and simple steps. This recipe is smooth, creamy, delicious, and loaded with healthy additions.
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
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 (½ 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 kenyarae.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.
- 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
- Begin by preparing the hot water.
- To a blender carefully add the water, matcha, creamer, ghee, collagen, vanilla syrup, and blend until smooth and foamy.
- Carefully pour the warm matcha latte into your favorite cup and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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