Matcha green tea latte – the best substitute for coffee

Matcha is a superfood known for centuries for its amazing health benefits. Buddhist monks used to drink it to help them meditate and focus for long periods of time.

Matcha is very high in antioxidants (that help combat aging and maintain your youthful look), enhances memory, concentration and mood by naturally increasing the production of serotonin and dopamine. It also boosts energy levels, metabolism, detoxifies the body and fortifies the immune system.

As a bonus, matcha aids weight loss and is know to have cancer fighting properties. I came across it a couple of years ago while traveling in Japan and totally fell in love. Now I use it in practically everything! 

And if you do not like to drink matcha, it is equally effective incorporated in breakfast recipes (check out my Matcha, Banana & Lemon Breakfast Bowl from my free Supercharged Breakfasts eBook.

Matcha Tea Latte
Makes 1 portion: 

1 cup almond or hazelnut milk, warmed to 60C/140F
1 teaspoon raw agave nectar or stevia to taste
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon matcha tea powder

In a blender blend all the ingredients till smooth. Taste, add more sweetener and/or matcha powder if desired. Blend again, then pour into your favorite cup and enjoy straight away.

And if you are not yet familiar with matcha, you are totally missing out! Be curious, give matcha a go and have fun experimenting! 

And if you have a favorite recipe with matcha hop over to the comments section and share! 

Zhanna xx