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matcha latte recipe

Goodbye, Coffee. Hello, Matcha Latte.

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August 23, 2017
Updated January 23, 2019

OK, maybe not goodbye forever, coffee. You’re delicious, and we love you. But, we want to take second and give some attention to one of our favorite teas in all the land. Matcha green tea, which you may have seen popping up everywhere lately, is one of our favorite ways to get that caffeine in our veins, and there’s nothing quite like the smooth stimulation of a matcha latte. Derived from the same plant, matcha is harvested a little different than other green teas.

Three weeks before harvest, the tea bushes are covered to prevent direct sunlight. The shade slows down the rate of photosynthesis, stimulates an increase in chlorophyll levels, turns the leaves a darker shade of green, and results in the production of l-theanine, an amino acid linked to improved cognitive function. It’s believed that this also contributes to a calmer alert feeling compared to some other jittery, heart-palpitating caffeine sources.

Matcha has at least three times the amount of the phytochemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) as regular green tea. Studies have shown that EGCG is a powerful antioxidant, promotes the death of cancer cells, and could be effective against age-related degenerative disease.

This is no ordinary matcha. Blended with chai spices, turmeric, MCT oil, coconut milk, this recipe checks all the boxes. Next time you need a break from coffee, this matcha latte has your back.

Matcha Latte Recipe

Yields: 1 matcha latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

matcha latte

Matcha Latte Ingredients

● 1 scoop Matcha Chai Latte
● 10 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
● 1 tbsp. vanilla emulsified MCT oil
● 1 cup ice

Matcha Latte Directions

1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse until combined.
2. Pour over a cup of ice, and enjoy!

matcha latte

With a B.S. in journalism and a minor in business administration from the University of Florida, Liv Langdon contributes research-supported articles and educational recipe ebooks to the Onnit website. A former personal chef, she translates her skills in the kitchen to recipe development, food styling, and built the organic, locally sourced menu for the Onnit Cafe & Smoothie Bar and Food Truck. Her knowledge and experience in holistic nutrition has allowed her to cook and support some of our professional and collegiate athletes. She has previously worked as an online diet & lifestyle coach, nutrition consultant, personal chef, freelance journalist, and corporate sales director for a fresh meal delivery service. She has been a guest on the Total Human Optimization podcast and the Touching Base podcast. You can find her work in Men’s Fitness Magazine, Born Fitness, and is publishing her first cookbook this summer. Follow her on Instagram @livlangdon.
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