Vanilla Matcha Latte

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Matcha is green tea, however matcha powder is so much more than just ground-up green tea leaves. Matcha is delicately grown, harvested, and processed resulting in a beautiful subtle green tea flavour. Yes, it does have grassy/ earthy undertones, but a good matcha isn’t overly bitter like green tea. If you’d like to get into drinking green tea for it's health benefits, I highly recommend starting with this matcha latte, it's the ultimate warming treat.

Health Benefits of Matcha

  • Brain Power - The L-Theanine in green tea is known to help stimulate alpha brain waves. These waves are known for their ability to help increase focus and concentration.
  • Skin Health - may also help support skin health by reducing inflammation and free radicals that accelerate skin aging.
  • Detoxification - may help the body eliminate heavy metals and other harmful buildup.
  • Weight Loss - EGCG, found in high concentrations in Matcha, has been shown to increase the rate of burning stored fat as energy, as well as decreasing the formation of new fat cells. 
  • Antioxidant Rich - matcha green tea contains over 60x the antioxidants of spinach and 7x the antioxidants of high quality dark chocolate.
  • Calming - the L-Theanine is known to create calmness without drowsiness.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp gelatin mixed into 2-3 Tbsp filtered water (set aside to bloom/ thicken)
  • 1-2 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Brain Octane Oil or coconut oil
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 350ml boiling filtered water
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1x vanilla bean
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cream (optional although it makes it creamier) 

Method

1. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and melt on a low-medium heat until the gelatin has dissolved. 
2. Pour the mixture into a high speed blender and blitz for 30 seconds, or until creamy and frothy. 
3. Pour into a mug and enjoy. 


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