New Year-New Habits? Or maybe just restart those habits that may of subsided around the Holidays — Kick start the New Year with healthy options!
Like this Organic Matcha! I always get a Green-Tea-Soy-Latte from Starbucks and after it racking up my weekly coffee-run limit, I decided to try and make it at home — Well, I have had no luck finding green Matcha powder (Starbucks uses it in the drink!) My sister was able to find me a tiny amount in a small store in Chinatown (Boston), but it was pretty bitter(& pricey) and I couldn’t master making the GTSL I love from the bucks!
Recently, stores like Whole Foods have caught on and began filling their bulk sections with Matcha powder – However, my favorite thus far is the one from kissmeorganics.com.
Did you know having just 1/2 tsp a day provides you with loads of health benefits? I drink tons of green tea, but this Matcha gives me about 137x more the amount of antioxidants.
You can only get it on Amazon.
Here is the Green Tea Latte I can make myself now! (using Starbucks reusable go-green cups)
- 1 teaspoon of green tea powder
- 1/3 cup of warm-hot, but not boiling, water
- 8 ounces warm-hot milk, soy milk or almond milk—don’t
- boil the milk, either
- Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey, agave or sugar substitute
- (I prefer the drink unsweetened
- Optional: milk foam for garnish
- Small whisk
- Optional: Milk frother
- Whisk green tea powder and water in a small bowl until the tea is dissolved and top slightly
- Stir in sweetener.
- Add warm milk to the top of the drink, filling the cup.
- For a frothier drink, pulse in a blender or use a frothing wand.
- If you have a milk frother, froth the warm milk first, then pour.
- *For an iced drink, prepare recipe to step 3; then add 2-3 ice cubes and mix in a blender.
- ** Make sure to mix the green tea powder in hot water first (not boiling) to dissolve powder
- *** Almond milk only has 80 calories and delivers a
- sweet taste.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ can condensed milk
- 1 tbsp. Matcha powder
- ½ tbsp. bitter almond or rum extract
- ½ cup chopped pecans or hazelnuts
- Make sure you start with a cold mixing bowl.
- Add heavy cream and extract then whip until stiff peaks form.
- Meanwhile mix chopped nuts and Matcha in to condensed milk.
- Fold condensed milk mixture into whipped cream until blended.
- Transfer your ice cream-to-be to a freezer safe container and freeze for at
- least 6 hours.
- Enjoy by the scoop.
- Garnish with mint if desired.
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