Matcha Tea Latte’s are something I am quite obsessed with at the moment and it makes a lovely change to herbal tea, so I thought I would share a super easy way to make one (and tell you all the benefits)!
This vibrant green tea is traditionally used as part of a Japanese tea ceremony and by Buddhist monks prior to long hours of meditation. But it has been welcomed with open arms into the Western World for it’s amazing health benefits. It is also traditional made with a Bamboo whisk, but I have used my Nutribullet, so any blender will work great.
When you drink matcha you receive 100% of the nutrients from the tea leaf, making it have up to 137 times the antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea, so it amazing for detoxifying the body and eliminating free radicals.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals can come from the chemicals in the food we eat, air pollution or even psychological stress and are the leading cause of premature ageing. So by adding antioxidant rich foods into our diet we can help our bodies with these unfriendly molecules.
Key benefits of Matcha Tea:
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Has properties that increase energy levels and endurance (people rave about it being their coffee alternative in the morning)
- Strengthens immune system and prevents disease
- Is rich in fibre, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids concentration
- Provides vitamin A+C, zinc, magnesium, potassium and calcium
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
I love making this tea with cashews and coconut oil to create a delicious creamy frothy latte. These are also incredible healthy sources of fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals to help keep your heart, brain and bones healthy… also contributing to glowing skin.
TOP TIP – If you leave your cashews to soak in water over night they sprout and release additional nutrients, as well as helping remove possible irritants, pesticides and chemicals that can be harmful, so ensure you rinse your nuts before you blend. This process also makes your latte even smoother, easier to digest and absorb.
It is worth getting a good quality organic matcha powder to reap all its benefits, but honestly it is so worth while and it actually last ages as you only need half a teaspoon each time. I have been using Clearsprings 40g pouch from Amazon.