I’ve never been a “matcha” kind of person. But, recently I’ve really been enjoying it! It’s refreshing, comforting and energizing all at the same time. And
Now, for those who may not know, matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown green tea leaves. Along with its wide variety of health benefits, matcha is also a great alternative to your morning cup of joe. It does contain caffeine but also promotes an “alert calmness”. Because matcha contains a natural amino acid knows as L-Theanine, it promotes relaxation without drowsiness. So it is the best of both worlds.
This ginger matcha latte has become a wonderful part of my morning routine in my home. I had to play around a bit to create a matcha latte I could actually enjoy. Most of the recipes I’ve tried are mostly just matcha and nut milk. Of course, if you prefer to have your matcha that way, more power to you! But, being that I just started drinking matcha on a regular basis, I wanted to customize it so it’s actually enjoyable for me.
Using homemade nut milk adds a level of richness to this ginger matcha latte that is unmatched.
Adding ginger to this recipe really changed the game for me! The ginger adds a little kick and really elevates the entire drink. Another thing that made me fall in love with matcha is using homemade nut milk when making my matcha latte. Using homemade nut milk adds a level of richness to this ginger matcha latte that is unmatched. You can certainly use store bought nut milk. But, in my experience, many store-bought nut milks are immensely watered down. So, I prefer homemade nut milk using my almondcow.
You can of course use a traditional blender to make your nut milk. But, the almondcow definitely brings much-needed ease to the process. But, whether you are using homemade or store-bought nut milk, this latte is going to change your life.
If you’re not a fan of matcha, check out our other Whole30 compliant coffee drinks like Cashew Coffee.
Ginger Matcha Latte
- 1 cup cashew or almond milk I prefer homemade.
- 1 tsp. matcha powder
- 1 scoop unflavored collagen peptides
- 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup optional
- a pinch of sea salt
- To begin, add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and heat the mixture through while whisking it continuously (about 5 minutes). Do not bring the mixture to a boil.
- Now, transfer the mixture to a high-powered blender like a Vitamix and blend for about 30-45 seconds (a minute if you don’t have a high-powered blender). Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and ENJOY!
- You can also use a handheld frother to froth the mixture if you don’t have a blender.