- 1 cup cashew milk or non-dairy milk of your choosing
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tsp matcha tea
- 1 tsp coconut sugar or monk fruit (optional)
- Place in a blender, blend and enjoy!
This may be one of the simplest recipes I’ve posted so far but might just be my favorite (for now). I’ve used matcha on and off for a number of years but my sister and her family traveled to Japan last year and she brought me back some delicious tea which had me back on the matcha bandwagon again. The tea she brought back was so much brighter and lighter in flavor when compared with the matcha I’ve been able to source here in Canada. It was light, flavorful, and absolutely delicious! I still have a tiny bit left and I actually used it in this photo .. that’s why the result is a light and creamy matcha latte.
So why not include a little bit of matcha love in your diet?! I like to have this in the morning or even later on in the afternoon. Instead of reaching for a carb-laden snack when the 3:00 PM blues roll around try having this latte instead! Not only will you get a boost in energy but you may actually help trim your waistline. Recent data from human studies indicate that the consumption of green tea and green tea extracts may help reduce body weight, mainly body fat, by increasing the metabolic rate. All green tea is beneficial but because you are actually consuming the tea leaves in matcha, the benefits enjoyed with matcha tea are exponentially (approx 10 times) more significant than consuming steeped green tea.
One thing to note about matcha is that it is an energizing drink as it contains caffeine, but it doesn't create the spike and crashes that come with drinking coffee. It provides an energy boost but without the jitters and the aftermath of a burnout that coffee creates. It's also a cooling drink. Meaning it has 'cooling' properties on the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So this would be a good drink for you to incorporate if you often feel hot when others around you feel cold but something you should incorporate with caution if you are a cold constitution. Meaning if you feel cold or bundle up while others are around you are comfortable at room temperature. If this is the case, then this hot cacao recipe may be a better choice for you!
I love to have my matcha with cashew milk (homemade of course!), check out my simple cashew milk recipe here. I like to add a bit more creaminess by adding 1 tbsp of coconut cream and I generally skip the sweetener but you can add a teaspoon of monk fruit sweetener or coconut sugar (or sweetener of your choosing). Add some boiling water to this mixture and blend in a blender until nice and frothy.
Hope you get a chance to try this simple recipe!
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