So if you follow me on my Instagram, then you know I have been obsessing about my matcha lattes. Guys, they are the BOMB. No joke. But you are probably wondering what the heck it is. Here is some research:
So matcha is a green tea powder that is very unique to Japan. So unique that it can only be grown in Japan. Matcha is used for teas and also as an ingredient in some foods. Matcha is known for its several health benefits that include being nutrient rich, full of antioxidants, packed with fiber and chlorophyll. Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind. For this reason, matcha is also known as a mood enhancer. Buddhist monks drank matcha to assist in meditation, as matcha’s amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer a sustained calm alertness over time. Amino acids are also what gives matcha is distinctive taste. And it is sooooo yummy.
Okay, but what is the point? Here are the health benefits of matcha accroding to matchasource.com:
- It is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is 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
So I have been drinking matcha regularly for about a month now and absolutely love it. I love it more than coffee, if I am being honest. The caffeine high that I get from coffee is good until I start crashing from it, where as with the matcha I never crash. Which is crazy!!
So below I am going to leave the recipe and directions for how to make a match latte, so you can make one yourself and try it out!
So you will need these things:
- 1/3c of almond milk
- 1tsp of matcha powder
- 1tsp of coconut oil
- 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 1/2c almost boiling water
And that is it! So from there this what I do:
- First I prep the water. Prime water temperature for matcha is 170 degress, but who has time to take the temperature? Not me. So I boil water and let it sit for 2 minutes and by that time it should have cooled down to almost 170 degrees (ish).
- Then I add the coconut oil, almond milk, and the collagen peptides to a blender.
- Matcha tends to clump, so to avoid that you can sift it so it gets really fine. So I sift the matcha into the blender. And then I add the water.
- After all the ingredients are in the blender, I let it blend on medium-low for 3 minutes.
- Then I pour it into a mug and add cinnamon and enjoy!
It is that easy! And it is so good!!!
Let me know if you like it, and it you make it post it and use #etc