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Giving Matcha Another Chance

 

I have always been a fan of green tea so when I heard about matcha and the higher number of benefits, I really wanted to love it. Just like turmeric, how it’s made makes a huge difference. The first time I tried matcha it was made with water and it was absolutely disgusting; it tasted like chalk. Mental Block created.

Fast-forward a few years and I tried an iced matcha-strawberry mix from a local business, Gorilla Boost. Mental Block gone.

I learned it is best to get ceremonial grade matcha over food grade. Food grade is for cooking, smoothies, and shakes. Ceremonial is when you want to make a drink (like a latte). The ceremonial blend is also finer and makes it easier for mixing (which was probably my problem the first time I got it – I’m sure it was culinary blend). The ceremonial blend tends to be more costly but for me it’s worth it and just like everything else, I balance out where I splurge v. save.

Matcha Latte

Shanika
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 Tsp Navitas Organics Superfood + Adaptogen Blend
  • 1 Tsp Laird Superfood Creamer
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or ghee butter
  • 1/2 Tsp honey or agave
  • 16 Oz Oat Milk (or whatver milk/milk alternative you prefer)

Instructions
 

  • Add oil and milk to saucer. Next add the matcha, creamer, and powder (you can also add cinnamon).  Using a whisk or immersion blender, mix together all the contents. Let mixture come to slight boil. Add agave to sweeten.

Notes

I have found mixing everything together before the milk gets hot helps prevents clumping. Also, I’ve seen other recipes where less liquid is used (or they consider the measurements above two servings. I usually pour my mix in my tumbler and sip on it throughout the morning and it helps keep me full. 
Keyword matcha

 

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