Yummy vegan Matcha Green Tea Latte recipe! This is my favorite drink, I have one at least once a day, and you can feel so great about it. Basic, one-ingredient soymilk gives some great clean morning protein, and the matcha powder itself is a whole food tea! Get the 10x the antioxidant properties of green tea, by drinking matcha instead. And support two amazing women’s small businesses in the process! 🙂 Get the matcha powder here:
🍵 Vegan Matcha Green Tea Powder:
🍵 🍵 CHERI’S FAVORITE MATCHA LATTE
You can serve this tea hot, room temperature or cold, or mix the tea powder into smoothies, etc. Just make sure to avoid using boiling water, or it will cook the delicate matcha powder.
¾ cup hot water (about 160 degrees Fahrenheit or less, not boiling!)
¼-½ teaspoon matcha green tea powder
¼ cup soymilk
In a coffee mug, add the hot water and the matcha powder. Use the milk frother to mix the matcha well, so there are no clumps. Add the soymilk. Whisk to create froth, if desired.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
All right, we are in my office. I’m trying to be quiet because it’s really early in the morning, it’s five to six. I actually have been up for an hour and a half already. This is my technique for how I actually get work done, which is to get up really early. I love getting up at 4:30. I go to bed at 8:30 so I get plenty of sleep but that’s right after my kid go to bed.
I wanted to take you with me this morning, during my morning, because I want to show you a wonderful green drink! A special for St. Patrick’s Day, not even special, I have this drink every day. And I want to show you how I make it. It is a matcha latte. So let’s go downstairs.
Okay, here we go. All right. First things first…
I love this tool. It’s a frother and it’s just a great mixing tool. I always use this every morning. It’s my favorite thing in the whole world. I put a little bit of cold water in so it’ll end up being the right temperature because I don’t like it to be super hot.
Wow the shadows are really dark this morning.
Yes you can order this matcha on my website but you will not get this much. This is what happens when one of your best friends is the actual grower of the tea. She sends you a bunch of matcha tea but you can for sure order this on my website and I’ll put a link for this down below the video.
This I gotta just gotta say, let’s take a second to talk about matcha. Why would you drink matcha tea? I want you to imagine a regular tea bag. All you do is put that tea bag in water and it steeps out some of that nutrition right? A percentage of that nutrition. But matcha is a very different type of tea. It’s actual green tea. It’s the same kind of tea. They take the leaf, they steam it, they dry it, and then they pulverize the leaf itself instead of just chopping it. They wouldn’t put it into tea bag, they pulverize the whole leaf into a really really fine fine powder and this powder is the actual leaf itself. So you take that powder, you put it in water, you mix it up and you just drink that.
It’s literally drinking the leaf itself. It’s kind of a whole food in that way right? You get all of the nutrition of the leaf that way, including the fiber. Totally totally amazing. Ilove matcha tea so much!
It can be very earthy, sort of an earthy flavor, that some people don’t love but I want to mention the flavor of this particular tea. Lots of matcha that you’ll get in the stores they’re not very high quality and so they have a very strong flavor. This is a super mild flavor so if you’ve ever wanted to give matcha tea a try, try ours. One of my best friends Izumi, she’s from Japan. She grew up on a tea farm. Her parents have a tea farm. They’ve grown matcha for like 700 years in her family and she imports her family’s tea now. She lives in Florida, that’s how I met her back when we used to live in Florida, in Sarasota.
This tea is so mild and so delicious so if you ever wanted to try it, you can try and I’m just going to show you today how I make it.
Okay, I have my cold water and I put my matcha in. You never want to put boiling water in matcha or it will just cook it and remove some of those wonderful benefits. I put in some hot water, then I use this mixer to mix it a bit. You can get it to froth a little bit too which is fun. Then I add in the rest of my hot water, make sure it’s all mixed, and then add in the rest of the hot water. Then I put just a splash of soy milk.
If you get really good with this, I should have done this in a different order to show you how I usually do it because I try to put the milk in in the
middle and then froth it so that I can get some nice bubbles. Let’s see if I can get a little bit here without spilling. Here we get some nice froth. It’s a lot easier to do it if you have, obviously, less in the cup and then you can froth it really nicely. Okay anyways, you get the picture.
So soothing and wonderful. I used to put honey in when I first started having this drink. I was having it around Covid time because I was trying to get better from Covid. So I used to put honey in it because I needed the honey and the lemon and I liked the tea to sort of coat my chest because I was having a bad cough. Then I switched to date syrup so I could get just a little bit more of the minerals and stuff. That was a little bit healthier, still date syrup is not a great choice for sweeteners. So now I just don’t use any sweetener at all and it’s perfect.
It took some getting used to because there’s no sweetness, but when you use something wonderful (like I use soy milk… just regular soy milk) it’s nice and creamy. It gives you that creamy kind of feeling with no sugar.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
So nice :)
A note on the milk that you use: so for the longest time I used to use Ripple milk because it froths so well and it’s super creamy and delicious. However, I found out (actually coach nancy told me) Ripple has oil in it and that’s why it frothed so well. I had no idea. It has sunflower oil in it. So I don’t use this milk anymore in my matcha. I just use regular soy milk and I really love this brand West Soy because it’s literally just soy beans and water. What I love about it too, it’s got some other stuff but it’s got really good protein just in a small serving. So one cup and I only use maybe a quarter of a cup in my matcha so you get a little bit of protein too.
And yes matcha has a little bit of caffeine. It’s about a third of the caffeine in a of a cup of coffee, so it’s a great transition. Especially if you’re trying to get out of coffee, this is a great drink to have if you just can get sort of used to the flavor. Right I don’t recommend almond milk or anything like it because it doesn’t froth as well. I just really like this. The creaminess of the soy milk. All right, I hope you like this one.
See you in the next video, and remember to subscribe!!! Bye!
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