Energizing Matcha Green Tea Latte
Matcha green tea is a type of green tea that is made from grinding up young tea leaves into a bright green powder. The powder is then mixed with water to create a tea drink, or can be combined with milk or non-dairy milk for a latte.
Matcha leaves are grown in the shade increases the amount of chlorophyl in the leaves. This contributes to its bright green color and its abundance of nutrients. Matcha contains a category of antioxidants called catechins, especially EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). EGCG has been shown to have cancer fighting effects, and other benefits like preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and encouraging weight loss.
Matcha green tea is also a course of caffeine. An 8oz serving of matcha tea contains 70mg of caffeine, which is slightly less than a cup of drip coffee. Matcha also contains the amino acid L-Theanine, which allows a slow release of caffeine into the blood stream and provides a calming effect.
Matcha green tea is a great alternative to traditional morning coffee & is my go to drink in the morning!
Turning matcha into a lovely energizing matcha is my favorite part of the morning, and I would like to share my recipe with you!
1 tsp matcha green tea powder ( I recommend this matcha. )
2 tbsp warm water
8-10 ounces milk or non-dairy milk ( I prefer unsweetened coconut milk)
1-2 tsp of honey (optional)
How To Prepare:
This latte can be made hot or cold depending on preference.
Spoon matcha powder into a mug or cup.
Add the warm water to the powder and mix well, breaking up any lumps, making a smooth paste.
For hot: warm the milk in a saucepan and then pour into mug/cup with the matcha paste.
For cold: pour cold milk into the mug or cup.
Use a whisk or spoon to combine the milk and matcha paste until smooth and light green in color.
If you prefer extra sweetness, mix in the honey.
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The information in this presentation is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Milan Lekay, www.milanlekay.com 2020.