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Are you looking for a little boost in the mornings before taking on your busy day? Looking for a calorie wise beverage option to align with your 2021 wellness journey goals? Our Matcha Latte recipe was created with our entire community in mind. To no one’s surprise, it is still Winter outside, and there is always a need for a warm, frothy, beverage packed with antioxidants to help you get up and get moving or settle down for the day.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, traditionally consumed in East Asia. Matcha contains about 140 times more antioxidants than traditional brewed green tea – as the entire leaf is consumed. Traditionally, matcha was consumed as a part of Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries. Fast forward to today, where matcha has become widely known and popular and is enjoyed around the world in tea lattes, smoothies, desserts, snacks and many more.
How is Matcha Prepared?
For this recipe, we pre-purchased our matcha powder from a local retail store. The traditional preparation of matcha is done by sifting a small amount into a small bowl, along with a small amount of water. Using a matcha whisk, smooth the mixture into a paste. Once smooth, add your hot (but not boiling) water. Whisking in an ‘M’ motion can help better froth the mixture to create a nice foam texture
Matcha vs Coffee?
Looking at the two head-to-head, there are many similarities to notice. Both contain minimal calories (Coffee, 2 calories, Matcha, 5 calories) per 8-ounce serving. Additionally, coffee contains around 96 mg per 8-ounce (240-mL) cup, while matcha contains 19–44 mg per gram — equaling 38–88 mg per 2-ounce (60-mL) serving if prepared the standard way. The caffeination of matcha varies regarding the amount of powder, the variety and freshness of the leaves used to make that powder, water temperature and brewing time. The shared benefits outweigh it all, as both are known to help promote weight loss, loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants, and may protect heart health.
Now that we understand how matcha is prepared, and the benefits of consuming it, let us show you our 5 ingredient, 5-minute matcha latte recipe that is easy to make. It is customizable and super delicious. Did we mention that it can also be prepared vegan?
Prep time: 3 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total: 5 mins
- 1 ¼ tsp high quality matcha powder
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or stevia to taste, depending on preference)
- 1 Tbsp hot water
- ¾ cup light coconut milk2
- 3-5 drops of Pūr Dew CBD Oil from Blissco
- Add matcha powder to your mug of choice, along with your sweetener, Pūr Dew CBD oil and hot water.
- Whisk with a bamboo whisk or a metal kitchen whisk until completely dissolved. If you don’t have a whisk, used a spoon or even blend the latte in a blender at the lowest setting.
- Once the matcha is completely dissolved, heat your dairy, or coconut milk if you are selecting the vegan option. Add to a frothing pitcher and steam on an espresso machine. Alternatively, you can heat the mixture up in a microwave or on the stovetop until it is hot and steamy. To get more froth, whisk vigorously.
- Pour dairy or coconut milk into your mug. Taste and add more sweetener as you see fit.
- Enjoy immediately.
This warm, CBD infused, frothy latte is the perfect gentle caffeine boost when you need a little pick-me-up. We are currently enjoying ours, warm in the morning with breakfast. But it can also be made cold over ice if you’re in warmer climates or it’s summertime. If you try this recipe, please let us know!
DISCLAIMER: We are not doctors, psychiatrists or mental health professionals. We are sharing recipes that we enjoy putting our Blissco Pūr Dew CBD Oil in, and that work for us. Please discuss with your primary health care provider first before experimenting with cannabis and or/ CBD (Cannabidiol) oil.