Looking to substitute your morning or afternoon coffee with a healthy antioxidant rich alternative? A matcha collagen latte might be just what you’re looking for!
My matcha collagen latte recipe is…
- Smooth and creamy
- No bitter aftertaste
- Packed with antioxidants
- Great for boosting energy
- Loaded with good fats
- Great for strengthening hair, skin, and nails
- Easy on digestion
Before I share the recipe, here’s a quick matcha run through for all my matcha wondering friends…
What is matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves, and only its stems are removed during processing. It has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea and it’s a great natural detoxifier. Researchers also believe it helps calm the mind and body, and boost mood.
How is matcha used?
This antioxidant super powder is used in a variety ways around the world. Most traditionally, brewed on its own as a tea or added to steamed milk to form a matcha latte. Matcha can also be used in cold smoothies, cake frostings, as a natural food colouring agent, and more.
Does matcha contain caffeine?
Matcha does contain caffeine as it is a type of green tea. Note, the caffeine content in matcha is slightly higher than bagged tea but not as high as a cup of black coffee.
Here’s a great article on what to look for when buying organically grown matcha green tea powder. (Not sponsored)
Matcha Collagen Latte (Dairy Free)
- Measuring Utensils
- High Speed Blender
- 1/4 tsp organic matcha green tea powder
- 1 tsp grass fed collagen powder
- 1 tbsp coconut milk powder
- 1 1/4 cup boiled water
- 1/3 cup raw organic cashews or rolled oats if you’re allergic to nuts
- 3 small-medium Medjool dates or 1-2 tsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch Himalayan salt
- Boil water.
- In a mug create a “matcha paste” – add first three ingredients into mug (1/4 tsp matcha powder, 1 tsp collagen, 1 tbsp coconut milk powder).
- Pour 2 tablespoons of boiled water into mug. Mix well with a fork and set aside.
- Add remaining hot water and ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy. TIP: If you're blender does not have an air-vent feature, allow hot water to cool for 5-10 minutes or use 1 cup hot water and 1/4 cup cold water – this will help keep the lid from popping off if too much steam builds up.
- Pour cashew milk mixture into matcha paste mix, stir well, and enjoy!
- You can add all ingredients to the blender at once instead of creating the matcha paste. I’ve read creating a paste salvages some of the antioxidants in the matcha powder (not sure how true this is).
- Matcha powder is a strong green tea; measure the powder carefully – more is not always better. It does contain caffeine.
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