Recipe for healthy Iced Matcha Latte

Recipe for healthy Iced Matcha Latte

This matcha latte recipe is the solution, if you have decided to reduce the amount of coffee you drink daily or you want to discover other types of hot drinks, suitable in the morning for breakfast. This matcha latte is based on fine matcha powder (a green tea grown and processed in a special way), used by the Japanese in the traditional tea ceremony. This matcha latte is extremely easy and quick to prepare, being ready in just 5 minutes, contains only 5 ingredients, and has a delicious and interesting taste!

This healthy Iced Matcha Latte recipe is very easy to prepare at home. So, as mentioned above, you only need 5 ingredients for this iced matcha latte recipe. Read on to discover a few of our top tips for preparing the best matcha.




Matcha latte recipe ingredients

    1 ½ teaspoon matcha powder

     2 drops of vanilla extract

    1 cup of almond milk (you can also use coconut, oat, soy, or dairy milk)

    ½ spoon of agave syrup, maple syrup or honey

    1 tablespoon hot water

How to prepare the Matcha latte recipe

  1. Mix matcha powder with hot water and agave syrup in a large mug, using a small whisk.
  2. Separately, heat the almond milk in a kettle and pour it on top, of the cup, homogenizing the mixture.
  3. Serve this matcha latte immediately or garnished it with a dusting of matcha powder on top.

You can replace the almond milk from the list of ingredients above with any other vegetable milk you prefer: soy milk or rice milk.

Did you know that?

Matcha is a fine powder of special green tea, obtained from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is grown in the shade for 3-4 weeks (with the help of a rice and reed screen, which reduces the rate of photosynthesis and increases the level of theanine in the leaves – the amino acid responsible for their umami flavor); shortly after picking, the leaves are steamed for 15-20 seconds (to prevent them from oxidizing), which preserves their vivid green color; the next step is drying on a flat surface, removing the tails and veins of the leaves; what remains is ground and transformed into a fine powder, with the help of an automatic millstone. For 800 years, the traditional method of grinding matcha was manual.

Is matcha powder used not only to prepare tea, but also to flavor and color ice cream, noodles and Japanese sweets?

There are 3 main types of matcha powder, depending on the quality: the ceremonial one (higher quality, the most expensive), the premium one (which contains leaves from the top of the plant, has a sweet aroma and a fresh smell of grass) and the one used for cooked (the cheapest, has a slightly bitter taste)?

Does Matcha powder have 137 times more antioxidants than normal green tea? Among them are strong catechins, which are not found in other foods - like EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which fights cancer and counteracts the harmful effects of free radicals. Over 60% of the catechins in matcha are EGCGs.


Is a serving of matcha tea equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea, in terms of nutrients?

Matcha helps metabolism, burns excess calories, detoxifies the body naturally and effectively, calms the mind, helps concentration, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and is rich in chlorophyll, Vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. In addition, matcha drinkers have energy throughout the day, thanks to the natural combination of properties of this green powder.

By promoting healthy food, we will not only witness an improvement in people's health but, more than that, we will be one of the factors that actively participate in the change for the better. We want to contribute to a better world, be more aware of what we eat, of the opportunities that exist in everyone's pantry and give ideas for a healthy and, at the same time, tasty diet.

Matcha has a quite strong taste, and not everyone likes it. If you’re looking for a different caffeinated drink, have a look at our collection of low-acid, flavored insomnia coffee beans.

For more information about the right amount of coffee to consume, have a look at What makes coffee healthy article on our website.

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