The Perfect Matcha Latte
As promised, I had to share my new and improved matcha recipe! This recipe is simple and to the point. My other recipe (that you can find here) has more of a nutty flavor and is a little heavier. This version is my fav but I mean try them both and do you! Also you already know I would love to hear which you prefer!
The Perfect Matcha Latte Recipe
– 1/2 tsp of Matcha Powder
– 1/4 cup HOT water
– 1 cup COLD almond milk
– 1 teaspoon Honey (optional)
– Mason Jar
Put the cold almond milk in the mason jar and SHAKE! I’m not kidding. This will make your latte sexy & frothy! You can also stick it in the microwave for 15 seconds for even more volume! Wisk the Matcha, hot water and honey together and finish by pouring the frothy almond milk into your matcha “shot”!
Why I Love Matcha A Latte!
Yeah, we are doing puns, get over it.
As if the taste, pun potential, and caffeine weren’t enough to launch an obsession, matcha has some amazing qualities that deserve a mention!
Matcha boosts your mood and promotes calm concentration thanks to an amino acid called L-Theanine that has anti-anxiety effects and allows the caffeine to burn much slower through your system. Basically, you won’t get a caffeine spike and crash like you would from coffee! Maybe its just me… but this sounds like a natural adderal/xanex recipe for your most productive self!
Matcha is also jam packed with the antioxidant EGCG which is involved in the process of signaling the body to break down fat for energy! We are talking natural fat burner that doesn’t make you sweat profusely!
While matcha won’t magically shed pounds, it will boost your metabolism and help your body chemically with the process of loosing weight!
Matcha also contains lots of chlorophyll. (I mean duh! Just look at that pretty green!)
Lately, chlorophyll has been getting a lot of attention as a natural deodorant that works from the inside banishing all kinds of odor from B.O. to bad breath, but, similar to EGCG, it also has some pretty bad ass antioxidant properties of its own!
Chlorophyll not only promotes healthy skin (YES PLEASE), but also helps your body (esp your liver) detox! Chlorophyll is able to bind to toxic metals and carcinogens and expel them from the body.
One last thing I want to mention is that matcha, unlike coffee is alkaline on your stomach! This is sooo good because overloading on acidic things is a recipe for disaster when it comes to your gut health. PS this also means no yellow staining on your teeth!
Literally this coffee alternative sounds too good to be true but the best part is its not! Try this recipe and join the obsession!