Well hello there!! Today I’m going to share my Coconut Almond Milk Matcha Latte recipe with you!! Now, I have to admit I AM a big lover of coffee and I don’t think that will ever go away but like most of you, I have always been curious to try Matcha … to be honest, I’m not really one for just a plain ‘ol cup of green tea … or any tea for that matter … BUT I really wanted to give this a try after hearing SO MANY of its health benefits and how its sourced! After you’re done trying out that tea, get a french press so you can see how I make the perfect cup of coffee in the morning.
I would imagine many of you are probably WAY more up to speed than me on this whole matcha thing, but if you aren’t let me give you a quick overview of what I’ve learned about matcha, specifically withinUs TruOrganic Matcha! I learned from the lovely team at withinUs (ps, they are the sweetest!!) that there are MANY grades of matcha (just like collagen … if you haven’t checked out their withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen, do so, especially if you suffer from joint pain!! My dad uses it and SWEARS by it!!) and withinUs gets their matcha from the most renown matcha farms in Kyoto, Japan! Here’s the crazy part … there are ACTUAL EXPERTS in Japan (like sommeliers!!) who grade the matcha … based on the smell, taste, and blend.
Apparently, the matcha making process is a loooong one and there is no room to skip corners … but unfortunately, now that it has become more commercial and mainstream, companies will like to present knock off matchas at a lower cost which then results in a compromise on quality. The cool thing about withinUs Matcha is that it’s exclusively blended for them and it’s free of all contaminants and metals … such as lead as they go right down to the SOIL to ensure the soil itself is not contaminated.
One of the many reasons why I was so intrigued to give this matcha stuff a try is the fact that withinUs TruOrganic Matcha helps to improve concentration and cognition … (ummm I need this in my life … LOL!) and it has many of the same benefits as coffee without some of the negative effects … aka the JITTERS. Plus it’s FILLED with vitamins and antioxidants … so the only thing stopping me from drinking it was that it didn’t taste like coffee … and if I was able to have some green tea, it best be delicious and indulgent … and this recipe nailed it.
Coconut Almond Milk Matcha Latte
Add the withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha, withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen, Coconut Oil and Coconut Nectar Syrup to your desired mug.
Add your steamed or warmed Almond Milk slowly to your mug, while whisking everything together using your Matcha whisk. (Or blend on high in your blender until the mixture is frothy).
Crack open your computer and enjoy … well, that’s what I do! LOL!
Photo Credit: Mackenzie Dempsey
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