My husband bought me a giant bag of organic green tea matcha powder for Christmas. I started making this latte as an afternoon pick me up in place of a second (or third) cup of coffee. I get the boost of energy without feeling jittery and without the caffeine headache that I would sometimes get from too much coffee. Matcha is high in anti oxidants, boosts metabolism, provides vitamin c and magnesium and is said to lower cholesterol. So I feel good about drinking this every day. Heres how I make my latte!
1 cup Almond Milk or milk of your choice
1 tsp Organic Matcha Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2-3 tbsp sweetener (sugar, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup all work great!)
In a small sauce pan, warm milk on low heat. Allow the milk to warm for a minute or so before adding ingredients. If you add the matcha when the milk is still cold it tends to clump more. Add your vanilla, sweeter and matcha powder then whisk.
Note: If you are using an unsweetened milk, you may want to add more sweeter. If you are using something like a sweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 tbsps should be enough.
Whisk until everything is combined. You may still be left with some small clumps of matcha. If that happens just pour through a strainer into your mug.
If you have any other fun ways for me to use this giant bag of matcha powder I have, comment them below!