For the most part, my morning begins with a light meal—usually avocado toast or a dairy-free and granola yogurt bowl paired with an matcha latte.
A matcha latte gets my day started; it enchases my mood. Drinking it gives me enough energy to get my morning started without the jittery feeling you get when drinking coffee. It also gets the job done as a Pre-workout. Matcha has a variety of health benefits, it's high in antioxidants, increases energy levels, and boost metabolism.
I enjoy it both hot or over iced depending on the mood. I often pair my matcha with oat milk and a tablespoon of maple syrup. I don’t like too sweet. Using maple syrup is my favorite. It’s a healthier sugar alternative, plus it gives my latte that better sweetness.
You always want to be sure you are buying premium quality, none of that cheap sh*t (ceremonial grade). I like to use Akira Organic Matcha.
If you have yet to try a cup of matcha, you are missing out! It pairs great with any milk of your choice.
Easy to make Hot Matcha Latte
1tsp matcha powder (2tsp if you like your matcha stronger)
1/4 cup hot water
1 cup unsweetened oat milk (or milk of choice)
1 tbsp maple syrup
Place matcha powder in a small bowl. Add in the hot cup of water and slowly whisk until completely smooth. Pour your matcha mixture into a mug.
Place milk in a small pan and add maple syrup. Heat the mixture, then froth with your handheld electric frother, a milk steamer, or by simply whisking vigorously.
Slowly add the milk to the mug and stir.