Matcha is a type of green tea and it has so many health benefits! There are so many ways to enjoy matcha; you can add it into brownies, bliss balls, even cheesecake! But, what about in drinks? You can make matcha lattes, even matcha shakes! Here are ten recipes that will have you enjoying matcha in all types of drinks!
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1. Matcha Latte
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This is a delicious Matcha Latte recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald that is sweetened with natural low GI organic coconut sugar. Loaded with antioxidants and cleansing goodness, replace your morning coffee with one of these!
2. Nutty Matcha Latte
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Matcha latte is such a classic cafe drink, and this Nutty Matcha Latte by Danielle Capalino is highly recommended. It combines nut-milk with coconut oil and almond extract to give a nutty, creamy taste.
3. Mint Matcha Latte
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Matcha lattes don’t get any healthier or easier than this Mint Matcha Latte by Caroline Doucet. Simply blend matcha with hot water, cashews, dates and peppermint extract for a minty, frothy drink. Enjoy this lightly caffeinated drink in the morning or in the afternoon for a healthy little energy boost.
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4. Matcha Latte With Coconut Milk
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5. Cafe Style Matcha Tea Latte
This Cafe Style Matcha Tea Latte by Carlota Cassou is reminiscent of its equivalent at a cafe. The trick to preparing a cafe style matcha green tea latte is to make the tea first, then add the hot milk and it’ll foam. Enjoy!
6. Matcha Tea
Matcha includes L-Theanine, an amino acid. When combined with caffeine it helps to produce sustainable and focused energy. L-Theanine is a calm-inducing amino acid found in teas from the Camellia sinensis plant. And unlike traditional green tea that you find in tea bags, matcha powder includes the entire ground Camellia leaf, which provides 100% of the leaf’s nutritional benefits. While coffee has anywhere from 85-144 mg of caffeine, matcha has 30-70 mg. And unlike coffee, matcha will supply a healthy dose of caffeine without causing you to crash a few hours later. Try this Matcha Tea by Tiffany Kinson!
7. Iced Matcha Green Tea Frappé With Coconut Whip
Whether you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat, this Iced Matcha Green Tea Frappé With Coconut Whip by Crazy Vegan Kitchen is sure to satisfy your craving for sweets. The rich and velvety green tea matcha blend provides a light caffeine boost and is a nice differentiation to the traditional coffee frappé. For this recipe, go for coconut milk as opposed to almond for optimal froth!
8. Magical Mango Matcha Shakes
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9. Grapefruit Matcha Green Smoothie
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10. Matcha Avocado Smoothie
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