Calm (and caffeinate) yourself!
This may seem oxymoronic, but you can achieve calm, focused alertness by means of energy boosting matcha green tea powder. Buddhist monks drank matcha to aid in meditation as well as to remain alert and focused. The energy matcha powder gives you in a steady stream of sustained focus, instead of a loud burst of jitters a cup of coffee may give you (especially if you generally don’t drink coffee). So while it may seem impossible to be calm and caffeinated, matcha powder has been used for centuries to achieve just that! Learn all about matcha powder and its amazing benefits!
By brewing tea, a lot of nutrients remain in the leaves; water can only extract so much. Matcha powder (ground up whole green tea leaves) delivers nutrients previously impossible to obtain. More powerful than your standard cup of green tea, matcha powder is an energy and metabolism booster, detoxifier, calorie burner and an antioxidant powerhouse. Sprinkle it in your smoothies, incorporate it in baked goods, or brew it up for a more powerful tea! It tastes mild and pleasant, and packs a powerful nutritional punch.
Today, we made a matcha latte! You may have seen similar versions a la iced green tea latte in popular coffee shops, but those are a nutritional death traps. Nothing sounds suspicious about a “lightly sweetened matcha green tea with steamed milk” but a grande (16 oz.) delivers a whopping 57g of carbs! 55g of which are sugar. Let’s tone it down a notch, shall we?
In our recipe, we used unsweetened cashew milk to mix it up a bit. Almond or coconut milk will work too! Or even a splash of heavy cream for added fat. We did notice that because this latte is cold, the coconut oil breaks down but solidifies. So you end up with little tiny beads of coconut oil in your latte. If you prefer a smoother consistency, leave out the coconut oil or try this recipe warm! Simply warm up some of your liquid base and coconut oil, then add in your matcha and vanilla and blend! You’ll end up with a steaming cup of sustainable energy 🙂
If you find the slight bitterness of the matcha powder turns you off, add a teaspoon or so of honey- it will counteract the bitterness.
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