I've become such a fan of matcha lately as I've been drinking less and less coffee these days. No, its not just some new year's resolution I'm doing because I feel like it. I'm doing it because coffee actually had a huge effect on your hormones, metabolism and more (a little more on that here), and when you have a tendency to have hormonal issues like I do, it's best to avoid the things that trigger those imbalances. That and coffee gives me the jitters sometimes, especially when I drink it on an empty stomach. Yes, matcha does have caffeine, but it's different from the caffeine in coffee. Matcha also has a ton of other nutrients that coffee doesn't have, and it doesn't have insulin and glucose spikes or crashes. It's a great way to get a little energy fix without all the side effects that coffee gives me.
So with that, I'm going to tell you about my new favorite hot drink: a (dairy free) matcha latte! I make mine in a nutribullet because I don't have a fancy whisk that people use to make matcha lattes, and I loved how it turned out. Sometimes I make mine with only coconut milk (no hot water), to make it creamier. In that case, you'd use about a cup of coconut milk. You can also sub almond milk or any other milk you'd like. The proportions below are just something to go by... I usually want more than a cup to drink, so I'll add a little extra of everything.
To make, you just throw all the ingredients together in the nutribullet and blend for about a minute. It makes a nice, frothy, delicious latte. Super simple!!
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (OR 1 cup coconut milk, & omit the water)
- 1 tsp matcha tea powder (I got mine here for a great price!)
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil