Happy Friday! As I’m writing this post I’m actually drinking a Matcha Latte! I’ve been drinking Matcha for over five years here and there but this last year, I’ve been drinking it consistently as part of my morning routine! I really enjoy coffee but my body doesn’t handle coffee very well. When I suspected that I had Endometrioses and possibly adrenal fatigue, I decided it was time to cut back on the caffeine (per my doctor’s recommendations as well). I honestly never drank more than two cups a day but I decided it was time to find a good alternative. Now, I only enjoy coffee on occasion and I really do think that my body is doing better because of this small change (mixed with other small changes over time).
As a side note, I don’t want you thinking that I believe that everyone should cut back on or cut out coffee completely. I think that it’s really going to depend on your body and how it processes or metabolizes caffeine. Although I do want to mention, if you are struggling with anxiety, adrenal fatigue, excess inflammation in the body, insomnia, endometrioses flares, gut issues, or migraines, your caffeine intake may be something to look at!
With all of that being said, let’s get into some of the benefits of Matcha and a recipe for a Matcha Latte!
Benefits of Matcha:
- Offers high amounts of antioxidants
- Can protect your liver
- Boost brain function
- Contains powerful anti-cancer properties
- It helps to protect against cardiovascular disease
- Contains the amino acid L-theanine that promotes a calming effect on the mind and body
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1 tsp coconut butter or coconut oil
- 1 tsp honey or Maple syrup (optional)
- 1 scoop collagen powder (optional)
- Start by heating up 1/4 cup of water in the microwave. Mix 1 tsp Matcha with warm water (I use a hand mixer). Next, add all of the ingredients to a pot and warm on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
2. Add the mixture to blender and blend for 20 seconds.
3. Serve right away. Enjoy!