My morning mug of matcha has replaced coffee- something I never thought would happen. I still opt for the occasional coffee out and about because I still enjoy the taste and it’s hard to find a decent matcha on Jersey. Luckily for me, it’s super simple to make matcha lattes at home. There are so many variations nowadays too so you can really adapt it depending on your taste preference or what you body needs.
Traditionally matcha was made using a whisk, but you can use a spoon. Depending on how many ingredients I add, I often opt for my blender as it gets the latte really smooth and frothy. If you’re using a spoon or a traditional matcha whisk, I’d recommend limiting how many ingredients you add, ie maybe opt for just matcha and cinnamon.
Consuming matcha has an abundance of benefits including the following:
- it’s high in anti oxidants
- it can help you to relax, enhancing calm
- boost memory and concentration
- increases energy levels and endurance
- has been shown to increase your metabolism
- fortifies the immune system
- detoxifies the body
- tastes delicious
How to make a matcha latte:
- Boil your kettle.
- Add 1/2- 1 tsp of matcha powder to your mug of choice. Add any additional ingredients you are choosing to use (suggestions below).
- Add a splash of boiling water to your mug and stir the matcha to melt it into a paste.
- Fill up the rest of you mug.
- Top with your milk of choice if desired.
- Add all your ingredients to a blender and blend on high.
Additional Ingredient options.
- Coconut oil/ butter
- Honey – especially if you’re not used to the taste of matcha, this can help ease you into the slightly bitter taste.
- Adaptogens- there’s a big buzz around adaptogens at the moment and adding them to your morning matcha is a great way to add them into your diet.