If you love your morning cup of coffee or afternoon pick me up, try this delicious buttery matcha latte.
Matcha gives you a dose of L-theanine and caffeine that can boost alertness and brain function, reduce anxiety while protecting against the mood swings and energy crashes that some experience with coffee.
Plus, the practice of carefully making and enjoying a cup of matcha can be your mental moment, both reminding you to take a break to enjoy a cup and providing you with energy support while doing so.
This Frothy Matcha Latte recipe is based on The traditional way to make matcha tea, With the addition of a couple of additional ingredients that make it fuller and creamier. Like High coffee, I like to use MCT oil To increase healthy fats (especially medium-chain triglycerides that are used faster for energy).
The fats in both MCT oil and coconut butter make this latte thick and creamy without the use of heavy dairy or cream. Not only is the fat an emulsifier that makes this latte luxurious, but it also tastes delicious and is a bit sweet with coconut butter without any added sugar or sweetener.
The health benefits of matcha foam latte
No th MCT oil Coconut butter is rich in healthy fats. Remember that fats are good! Fats keep us full, they help our bodies absorb key nutrients, they are delicious in taste, and they play a vital role in producing hormones and keeping our cells healthy.
If you do not have MCT oil, you can use it Coconut Oil Since this is a great whole food source that has medium-chain triglycerides in it, but to get the full effect of MCT, I recommend stocking your pantry with MCT oil. A recommendation and side note with MCT Oil, since it is an oil, start small. Start using 2 teaspoons at a time and work yourself up to 1 tablespoon to avoid any stomach problems.
Matcha tea is very rich in antioxidants, amino acids and chlorophyll, which is responsible for its beautiful light green color. Among the amino acids found in matcha tea, L-theanine is the most prevalent and is known to have a relaxing effect on the mind and body, hence monks traditionally drink matcha to help calm their minds for meditation. Plus the precise caffeine content helps with focus, which may be because theanine increases levels of serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and glycine in the brain.
Unlike regular teas, you actually drink the entire matcha leaf, not just the tea water. This is one of the many reasons why matcha is more nutrient-dense than regular green tea. Due to the many steps, care, and time it takes to create matcha, it tends to be more expensive than regular tea but is well worth it!
An improved option
If you want to make this more of a snack, I recommend adding protein. This can come from Vanilla protein powder Or some of my clients like to add a neutral protein like collagen protein. Choose what you like and mix well.