Oh how I love matcha tea! It’s one of my long time, go-to favourite hot drinks.  Yes, the taste may take a bit of getting used to, but I think you’ll soon share the fascination of this healthy drink with me.

Matcha has oodles health benefits! In fact, it has the nutritional equivalent to about 10 cups of regular green tea. It’s loaded with antioxidants (especially potent catechins) – more than 100 times than that found in green tea. It helps boost metabolism, aids in detoxification, is calming yet energizing, helps increase concentration, enhances mood and has numerous vitamins. And it’s beneficial chlorophyll make it a sexy green drink that is great for your healthy, mind, body and overall well-being.

You can use matcha in various ways.  Here, I’m sharing two of my favourite versions of hot matcha green tea latte’s:

What you need

Basic Matcha Latte

1 tsp matcha powder
2 Tbsp coconut milk (carrageenan free, if possible)
Healthy sweetener, to taste (stevia, honey, maple syrup etc)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1 c boiling water

 

Matcha Latte Elixir

1 tsp matcha powder
2 Tbsp nut or coconut milk (cashew and almond work well here)
1/2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 coconut oil
1 tsp hemp seeds
1/2 – 1 tsp honey (or other natural sweetener, as above)
1 c boiling water

 

What you do

 

Cheers!

 

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