Wait… a latte that’s good for you?? Uh, count me in!
So I’m not going to lie, I’ve been overdoing it a bit with the coffee lately. I mean who can blame me though what is college even if not just a 4 four year coffee overload?
I usually drink the stuff that glues your eyes open. I’m talkin’ Americano- easy on the water and go ahead and add an extra shot! Then, send a decadent frothy latte my way after I’m good and awake!
But if we are being real with each other here, one coffee addict to another, while it’s not the Worst thing for your body it certainly isn’t the best either!
Coffee is pretty acidic and all that acid definitely can take a toll on your stomach if you overdo it!
I think most of the time I crave the creamy warm-ness more than the coffee itself so this Matcha latte is literally the perfect change of pace!
Matcha has a caffeine content comparable to coffee and in my search to report an actual number for you guys I came across some pretty bad ass reasons that Matcha trumps coffee!
Matcha VS Coffee – The ultimate caffeine showdown!
- BETTER energy! The “power up” (for lack of a better description lol) brought by matcha is much smoother and doesn’t come with a crash like with coffee.
- Antioxidants, which are always a huge plus!
- Better breath! Let’s not lie, guys, the coffee breath is real. On top of that Matcha is actually good for your teeth while coffee stains those pearly whites!
- CLEARER SKIN! So this is where my loyalty to coffee has met its match… Matcha has antibacterial properties and can help resolve acne!
Are you as ready for this recipe as I am to brew myself a Matcha latte??
Matcha Latte Recipe!
So, originally I found this recipe on Pinterest and I fell in love at first sip, but I was determined to make it FROTHIER! Obviously, I need all the fluff. Heres my
final product, enjoy!
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1/2 – 1 tsp Matcha powder
- 1/4 cup hot water
- cinnamon (optional to add a lil holiday spice)
- coconut sugar (substitute honey or maple depending on what you prefer!)
First mix the hot water and Matcha powder, think of this as your espresso shot! Add your sweetener of choice and cinnamon now too.
Frothing the milk is the most important step! You want to start with milk that is cold. I used canned coconut milk. Don’t be scared of the layers that the coconut milk separates into when in the can, use it all! Use a hand mixer or blender bottle to froth the milk and then pop it in the microwave for about 30 – 45 seconds. (make sure you’ve left extra space because the milk will expand even more in the microwave!)
Pour your creamy, frothy milk into your Matcha shot and voila!