One of my new morning obsessions is a nice, cold, Iced Matcha Latte. A form of green tea that is essentially in the powdered form. Traditional green tea is made from components of the leaves, which are infused with hot water and then the leaves are discarded. Matcha, on the other hand, is made from the entire leaf, powdered, and then mixed with milk or water. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but I love getting that caffeine fix from my morning Matcha Latte without the jitters. It has a more calming effect, as opposed to what most coffee drinkers describe when they drink a few cups of their morning coffee.
Matcha tea is also loaded with antioxidants that are said to promote a healthy heart, reduce cancer-causing cells in the body, and slow metabolism. Because you’re consuming the entire leaf when you drink matcha tea, you’re also exposing yourself to more nutrients than traditional green tea.
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Some may say it’s an acquired taste that takes some getting used to, and others say it tastes more like dirt!! To be honest, I’ve never had matcha tea with just water. I always mix mine with almond milk, water, and cinnamon and pour it over ice. Try sweetening your matcha latte but stay away from sugar if you’re watching calories. I like liquid Vanilla Stevia- just a squirt or two and it’s perfect.
Check out some of the other benefits of drinking matcha tea and my recipe below:
- Contains vitamins A, C, E, K, and B-complex.
- Filled with antioxidants called catechins and polyphenols- said to protect against heart disease, cancer, anti-aging, reduces blood sugar, inflammation, and it can boosts metabolism.
- Contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee without the jittery side effects.
- Supports healthy cognitive function
- Contains high levels of amino acids including L-theanine, which improves mood and mental focus by putting you in a calm frame of mind.
- Contains Chlorophyll which helps your body detox from any unnecessary chemicals and toxins.
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Iced Matcha Tea Latte Recipe Recipe:
- 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1-2 squirts liquid Stevia
- 1-2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 -1 tsp. Matcha Powder
- 1 serving of Collagen Peptides
Blend all the ingredients together. I use a NutriBullet or blender and pulse it about 3-5 times.
Pour over ice and enjoy!
If you’d rather have your matcha latte hot, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk over low heat until it reaches the desired temperature.
Have you ever tried matcha tea? What are your thoughts? Share in the comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.