Matcha Latte

Matcha is quite the trend these days, however, I've found most people love it or hate it. The taste of matcha is definitely acquired, but personally I love it! If you have organic, pure matcha it will be unsweetened and have a slightly chalky taste, but making it a latte with almond milk or coconut milk with a touch of honey and cinnamon, adds just a hint of sweetness to create a super tasty and healthy treat!

I'm not a regular coffee drinker because I can't handle the caffeine and it's too acidic for my stomach, so I drink it sparingly because I do like the taste, however, with matcha I can handle the caffeine better and there's no acidity to worry about. As such, matcha is a great alternative to coffee when I need that caffeine boost – and I can feel good about drinking it because of it's many health benefits! Check it out, I've listed all of the health benefits below!

Benefits of Matcha: 

  • Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCG

  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories

  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally

  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body

  • Rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins

  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration

  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium

  • Prevents disease

  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tsp. Matcha powder - make sure there is no added sugar and use organic if possible, I like the brand Enzo 

  • 1.5 c.  almond milk or coconut milk 

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 4 oz. water

  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Preparation: 

  • Boil water

  • Use milk frother to heat up milk or simply heat milk in microwave or on stove top 

  • While water is boiling and milk is heating, if you have a mesh tea filter (like this or something with similar holes) pour matcha powder through filter to ensure matcha is as smooth as possible. If you have a fairly ground matcha powder you can skip this step. 

  • Once water is boiled let it cool for a few minutes before pouring over matcha powder - you don't want it to be boiling hot, so you may even want to stop it before it gets to boiling. 

  • Once slightly cool pour 4 ounces of water over matcha powder 

  • Add honey 

  • Use a small whisk or a matcha whisk, to make W and M movements in the matcha/water until a slight froth is formed on top 

  • Pour warmed almond milk into matcha

  • Top with a few dashes of cinnamon, I like lots of cinnamon so I add quite a bit :)  

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