14 November 2016

Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

I'm trying to make better choices in my food and drinks.  I switched from a sugary instant coffee mix in the evenings to a sugar free hot chocolate mix recipe, and sometimes I make this matcha green tea latte recipe.  I like this recipe because I can serve it hot or cold, so I can enjoy it all year long.  Matcha green tea has many heath benefits, so I'm drinking something healthy too.  It's simple to make and just takes a few minutes to whip up.

matcha green tea latte recipe



Benefits of Matcha Green Tea 


Matcha green tea is a high quality powdered tea.  It's harvested from the young leaves of the tea plant, steamed, stemmed, the vines taken out, and then ground into a powder.  It retains its brilliant green color, and it turns whatever you make in to a bright green shade.

Matcha green tea health benefits include:

  • EGCG
  • Antioxidants
  • Said to have calming properties
  • Can boost concentration and memory
  • Increased energy
  • Detoxify
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lower LDL cholesterol
  • Raises HDL cholesterol


Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe


This recipe calls for sugar, but you can use a substitute if you'd prefer.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 2 teaspoon sugar or sweetener
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 cup cold milk or 1 ½ cups hot milk

Directions

  1. Place matcha green tea powder and sugar in a cup.
  2. Add warm water and mix well with a spoon or whisk.  It will get lumpy, but keep mixing until it is a paste.
  3. Warm the milk in a pan over low heat and pour in to the matcha mixture.  Or use cold water for a cool drink.
  4. Sprinkle some extra powder on top if desired.  If serving cold, you can pour over ice.  
Aside from the many health benefits, this matcha green tea latte recipe is really easy to make and tastes great!

If you like this recipe, then you'll love these:
Moroccan Green Tea Cocktail or Mocktail


Matcha Orange Mocktail

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.