I’m always looking for a way to put a little extra pep in my step in the morning. I’ve been on the coffee wagon (which gives me a little too much anxiety jitters), then switched to the yerba mate slow train (which has a lovely smokey flavor) and this fall I’m ready to jump on another major trend and go green. Green tea, that is.
Matcha, a loose green tea powder, is a popular ingredient in lattes and smoothies, especially beloved by the Insta-addicted for its vibrant #nofilter hue. We mixed it with some other favorite healthy ingredients and threw it all in the blender for a 5-minute vegan matcha pick-me-up!
Vanilla Mint Matcha Latte
3 oz. almond milk
3 oz. water
4 pitted dates
4 full size mint leaves
1 drop vanilla extract
3 tsp. matcha powder
- Heat up the water until it’s just about to boil. Do the same for the almond milk.
- Whisk the heated milk until foamy, then set aside.
- Pour the water into the blender, then add dates, mint, vanilla, and almond milk. Lastly, add the matcha powder and stir.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a mason jar (perfect to throw a lid on and take to go), and enjoy!