Matcha Tea Latte
Matcha, matcha, matcha! I may or may not have a slight obsession.
Matcha is the purest source of green tea out there. Grown and produced in Japan, its leaves are shaded from the sun for weeks before being ground into a fine powder. This increases it's chlorophyll content which creates matcha's signature bright green color. Matcha is not only rich in chlorophyll, but amino acids and antioxidants as well that are proven to have many cancer-fighting properties. In fact, just one cup of matcha contains as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular brewed green tea!
I used to be a regular coffee drinker, but gave it up during my cancer treatment mainly because I honestly could not stand the taste. But when I look back on my coffee drinking experiences pre-cancer, I am also reminded of the nervous, anxious energy I always felt during and after. Which brings me to the next thing I love so much about matcha.
Matcha creates a calm alertness due to the amino acid L-Theanine. L-Theanine helps the body relax while providing the mind with more clarity and focus. All without the jittery energy one might get from drinking a cup of coffee.
I love drinking a matcha tea latte in the morning or afternoon for a little pick-me-up, adding a teaspoon to my daily green smoothies, or in baked goods like these matcha donuts with a cacao-pistachio glaze!
Matcha Tea Latte
(Makes 1 Serving)
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 Tbs unrefined coconut oil
1 tsp ceremonial grade matcha
2-3 optional drops of stevia or 1 tsp unrefined sweetener of choice
Place ingredients into high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth and frothy.
I hope you all enjoy my take on a matcha tea latte! Make sure to share your own green creations by tagging @NutritiouslyNatalie!