Chilled Matcha Latte

Hello, all! If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ve probably seen me post photos of a green drink next to whichever book I happen to be reading at the time. I’ve had many people respond to these stories asking for the recipe! Since then, a few friends have tried it out and love it just as much as I do. So, I thought I’d do you all a favor and share this tasty, energizing, antioxidant-rich recipe.

If you’ve ever had a matcha latte, you already know how tasty they can be. I’ve added a couple adaptogens in this recipe that have resulted in my favorite matcha drink ever! So, keep reading. Enjoy & please let me know what you think in the comments!

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Since deciding I should switch up my game and not solely drink water and coffee, I became obsessed with matcha.

Matcha is great because it allows you to consume the entire tea leaf & all of the nutrients it has to offer.

Some of the benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Boosts focus and energy levels
  • Relieves stress
  • Detoxifies your body
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Has tons of antioxidants
  • & Wakes you up without the jitters!

There are many ways to enjoy matcha! I personally drink it the ceremonial way, with steamed almond milk, or the recipe that I’m about to show you! It can also be used in cooking and baking, but I haven’t tried any of that out as of yet.

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You can find matcha at pretty much any health food store or online. I’ve purchased U-Matcha (loved), Allegro Matcha (did not love), & Zen Spirit’s Organic Matcha (loved & used in these pictures). I’m always on the look out for different high-grade/fair-trade/organic/ethically sourced (all that good stuff) matcha. You definitely want to base your decision on the grade of the matcha. Lower-grade matcha tends to taste bitter, have fewer nutrients, and will be a less vibrant green. You really just want to do your research!

Okay, onto the recipe!


Chilled Matcha Latte

Time: Less than 5 min
Yields: 16 oz
Vegan-friendly (of course)
& All the yumz.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Almond Breeze)
  • 3-4 rounded tablespoons matcha*
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha*
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A few pieces of ice

Steps:

  1. Add the almond milk to your blender (I use a Vitamix 5200).
  2. Add in the matcha, maca, ashwagandha, & cinnamon.
  3. Turn your blender on low, work your way up to high, & let blend for about 30 seconds or so.
  4. Throw in the ice and blend for another 30 seconds.
  5. YOU’RE DONE! Just pour it into the bottle or glass of your choosing (I use recycled GTS Kombucha bottles AAYYEEE) & enjoy.

*You can add less or more of the matcha depending on how caffeinated you’d like the drink. Sometimes I’ve added up to 5-6 rounded tablespoons. I made this one later in the day so I didn’t want it to impact my sleep. Totally up to you! It will, of course, change the flavor & color of the drink. Pro-tip: more matcha makes for a prettier drink.

*Maca is a wonderful adaptogen that enhances energy & stamina, balances hormones, & promotes a healthy mood. It is also known to promote a healthier sex life. Ayoooo.
*Ashwagandha is also an AMAZING adaptogen that I’ve been taking for a couple of years now. It helps your body adapt to mental, physical, emotional, & environmental stress. It also builds stamina & vitality. I’ve linked the capsules that I take in my new favorite product list.

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This has quickly become one of my favorites things to make! It’s super fast, tasty, & nutritious! My absolute favorite thing about it is that it gets me going but also keeps me calm. Believe me, I LOVE my coffee… but sometimes I really just want to relax.

Try it out! I’m sure you’ll love it.

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Let me know if you’ve tried it in the comments! My husband seems to think it reminds him of chocolate milk. Anyone else agree?

-Julie


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