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Matcha Latte {Dairy Free}

Matcha Latte {Dairy Free}

A current obsession of mine is a matcha latte. I took my 23 + Me genetic test last year and went through my genes and found out that I metabolize caffeine slow. While I still drink some coffee, I really wanted to branch out and find other morning drinks.

Matcha lattes have been around for a while. Honestly, the matcha bandwagon has come and gone. But, I was pleasantly surprised how much I love them. I tried matcha before and wasn’t a fan. But, I just put matcha with hot water and honey and it was eh.

This latte version has me going for seconds! A couple of health benefits of matcha…

  • Loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants help reduce the amount of free radicals in our body that can cause damage to our cells. It’s very protective against cancer. A big antioxidant in matcha and green tea is called EGCG. There was a study that showed that regular cow’s milk inhibited the absorption of these antioxidants though due to certain milk proteins. Ideally from a health standpoint and to avoid losing antioxidants, make this latte with almond or coconut milk! A study compared matcha to regular green tea and….

Using a mg catechin/g of dry leaf comparison, results indicate that the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) available from drinking matcha is 137 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from China Green Tips green tea, and at least three times higher than the largest literature value for other green teas.

  • It contains L-Theanine, which is very calming and relaxing to the body. I find that because matcha has this, in addition to caffeine, it helps reduce the jittery feeling that caffeine can give you. (This is personal experience!)
  • It has chlorophyll that helps support the liver in it’s natural detox stages and promote healthy digestion and a great immune system.

Matcha Latte {Dairy Free}

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 Latte

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk OR Coconut Milk*
  • 1 Tsp Matcha
  • 2 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Scoop Collagen Optional, but really good!
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 seconds!
Lahana Vigliano
lahana@thrivalnutrition.com

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@thrivalnutrition).