Have you ever tried matcha green tea? Whether you are new to it or a long-time fan, I have I have a recipe for you today that I can’t WAIT for you to try.
It’s packed with superfoods but tastes like a treat (really!). I came up with this recipe after dropping too much $$$ on Starbucks’ version, which isn’t as tasty or nearly as nutritious.
It’s perfect as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and you also can drink it before your workout if you need a little oomph to get moving.
Here’s why: you’ll get a definite energy boost from the matcha, which some studies show also can increase mental focus AND the rate your body burns fat. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and cinnamon has been proven to help balance blood sugar. Win-win-win!
Not only that, but this tastes amazing. Note: Starbucks version uses vanilla syrup, but I switched that out for protein powder. If you have some vanilla stevia drops, those might work as well, or you can add a drop or two of pure vanilla extract!
Matcha Iced Protein Latte
1 tsp. organic matcha powder
¼ tsp turmeric
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk (I used the milk from a carton, not a can)
1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder (or to taste)
Optional: stevia or honey, to taste
Mix the matcha, turmeric and cinnamon together in a bowl until fully blended, and then slowly add the coconut milk, whisking as you go along to avoid clumps.
Pour the mixture into a blender, and add protein powder. Blend until frothy! Taste, and add stevia or honey if you want more sweetness – this is plenty sweet for me as-is but your tastebuds might think differently. Pour over ice cubes and enjoy.
Be sure to let me know what you think if you give this a try!