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A Creamy Matcha Latte with a Kick.
October 18, 2018

Matcha.  The powdered leaves of a green tea regarded for it’s high levels of antioxidants and much more.  Antioxidants are important in their ability to help fight the negative effects of free radicals and help protect our cells and tissues.

Matcha has been around since the 12th century, historically used in Japanese tea ceremonies.  Traditionally it’s gently dissolved in hot water to make tea or used as a flavouring.   It may also work as an effective health-promoter including:

  • enhancing cognitive function and concentration
  • giving a calming effect
  • strengthening immunity
  • boosting energy levels and endurance and
  • detoxifying the body
  • aiding in weight loss

The flavour of Matcha is quite ‘grassy’, this recipe boosts the deliciousness so the overall affects of Matcha can be really enjoyed.   Let me know what you think?

A Creamy Matcha Latte with a Kick.
Preparation:  5 minutes

Quantity:   1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp matcha
  • 1 Tbsp MCT oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/4 tsp ashwagandha (optional & see notes below to find out more)
  • 1 tsp cashew nut butter (or preferred nut butter)
  • 1 tsp grass fed gelatin powder or 1 Tbsp home made bone stock
  • filtered hot water

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a cup.
  2. Add the warm/hot water and mix well until well combined.    (If you have a coffee machine or a steamer, fill the cup half full with water and then place under the steamer to warm up and mix well).   Enjoy!
  3. Ashwagandha is a herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its adaptogenic properties i.e. as a nerve tonic can adapt to various stressors & may help strengthen immunity.

Notes:

  • If you have a medicinal mushroom mix add 1/2 tsp of this to the mix for extra healthiness.
  • For more of a kick add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli powder.
  • For a mocha flavour add a cacao nut butter or 1/4 tsp of cacao powder.
  • Ashwaganda is a herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for it’s adaptogenic and nerve tonic properties.  As an adaptogen it can help the body manage stressors.  It has an earthy / creamy taste & makes a great addition.

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