WHAT IS MATCHA
Matcha green tea is typically grown and processed in Japan. It contains approximately 25 mg of caffeine per gram, which is around 1/3 of a standard cup of brewed coffee.
Matcha green tea is high in antioxidants, chlorophyll and amino acids, namely L-Theanine, which is said to promote relaxation and alertness. It also contains 4-5 times more L-Theanine than regular green tea.
The benefits of adding healthy fats to your Matcha Latte are improved cognitive function, nutrient boost & sustained energy.
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OTHER WAYS TO USE MATCHA POWDER
In addition to using matcha green tea to make beverages, you can use it in smoothies, raw desserts and baked desserts.
Here are some of my recipes:
I have been using Matcha Premium Green Tea by Kenko Tea, which you can purchase from Optimoz.
I have really enjoyed the taste of Kenko Tea's Matcha Tea and have found that it blends really smoothly in comparison to other brands that I have tried.
HOW TO ENJOY LATTE'S
My favourite way to have my Matcha Latte is with macadamia milk and I have included two recipes on how to make it, one is my standard recipe and the other is my super quick recipe for those of you who are short on time.
You can also make it your Matcha Latte Bulletproof by blending it with Coconut Ghee.
- 1/8 cup boiling water (allow to cool for a few minutes)
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon sweetener, or more to taste (I am a fan of raw honey, pure maple syrup or stevia)
- 1 cup almond milk, warmed
Add the matcha powder to your mug or cup, next add the water, whisking until you break up the clumps. Then add the sweetener and almond milk, stir well and enjoy.
Super Quick Method
Add matcha powder, sweetener and warmed milk to a blender. Blend for 20 seconds and enjoy.
Note: you don't need the boiling water for the super quick method.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g