Metabolism Boosting Coconut Matcha Latte
I’m a coffee lover. Actually scratch that, I’m probably more of an addict. I just love my coffee, and that love has grown even stronger now that I have a Nespresso machine at home! I believe that good quality organic coffee drunk in moderation can be included as part of a healthy approach, and even though I manage to keep my fix to once a day, I am at the point where I feel like I need a hit to get going.
I’d like to reduce my coffee dependance, but sometimes I just crave a foamy latte!
Enter matcha! I’ve been a fan of matcha green tea for years, but usually it makes its way into my diet via smoothies. I’d made the odd latte with it but it never became much of a habit.
If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s basically very pure powdered green tea leaves. It’s exceptionally high in antioxidants and metabolism boosting compounds. It also has a very particular taste that I love. There’s many great places you can purchase matcha. I’ve used and loved EatClean Tea, Tea Pigs, PureChimp, and TeaTox.
We want to be boosting our metabolisms as this is the rate at which our: body uses energy, which supports weight loss.
In this recipe, I combine matcha with another powerhouse superfood coconut oil. Coconut oil is another metabolism boosting food full of medium chain fatty acids which are used by the body in a different way to other fats. Combined, they create a delicious metabolism boosting drink with a light caffeine kick.
I’ve been drinking this instead of coffee before the gym when I don’t feel like eating anything but need a boost to get going. I sometimes have it sweetened, sometimes not. One day I might use almond milk, another day I just use water, so it’s quite a flexible recipe.
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 - 1 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
- 1 cup / 250ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 - 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Place the almond milk in a pan and warm up over a medium high heat.
- Boil the kettle and leave for 3 minutes. Add the matcha powder to the bottom of a mug and add about 1/4 cup / 65 mls of water. Whisk up with the water.
- Take the almond milk off the heat and add the maple syrup and coconut oil. Use a whisk to froth up (or place in a blender to whip up) then pour over the matcha.
- Drink immediately.
- I've given a measurement range as you may enjoy more or less matcha depending on how much you like the taste, and how stimulating you find it. If you've never used it before start with 1/4 tsp. Sweeten to taste using an amount of maple syrup that suits you. More coconut oil will create a richer flavour.
Have you tried matcha yet? Have you had a matcha latte before?
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Oh God, I’m O B S E S S E D with my Nespresso machine, it’s ridiculous. I’ve had the past week off work and have just found myself drinking at least two cups a day instead of just one. Heck, I’m still buzzing now from my cup an hour or so ago. I’ve been really keen to try Matcha and this looks totally delicious and ever so healthy. I’m so keen to get a proper milk frother to make almond milk lattes and cappuccino’s but I hadn’t even thought of adding it to a blender to froth up. Genius!
She’s So Lucy
Haha, they are just too good aren’t they! I have a little mini whisk but blending it up works a treat too :-)
MMm this sounds lovely- as a non-coffee fan (does that make sense?) I love frothy drinks without coffee- which is why I like chai lattes so much. I do have some matcha but I always forget about it.
Thanks Maria, yes that totally makes sense, it’s nice that there’s something you can have as an alternative!
I don’t think I’ve ever tried matcha… sounds like something up my street though!
For step 2 do I pour the matcha into the boiling kettle? I’m just a little confused with step 2
Hi Alexis, you boil the kettle with plain water and then when it’s boiled you leave it for 3 minutes, this is so you don’t scold the matcha by using really hot water. You then place the matcha into a mug and add the 1/4 cup of recently boiled water from the kettle. Hope that makes sense!
I only recently learned about matcha from a friend. I tried your recipe this morning, and drank it in lieu of my usual cup of coffee. It was good! I’m hooked. I told Hubby to start making one less cup of coffee in the pot in the mornings, as I’m switching to matcha latte’s. He tried mine and liked it, too, so we may both be switching.
That’s great Renna, so glad you enjoyed it!
Having day 2 of it now. My daughter recently began drinking matcha. She had a cup right after lunch, and said that by dinner time, she had no appetite, and ended up skipping dinner that day. Another big plus of matcha! I noticed a marked increase in my energy level after drinking it yesterday morning. Plus, your recipe is a good way for me to get my coconut oil into my diet for those days I don’t end up eating it in some way.
Looks delish!! Going to have to try!
Looks so good, I am definitely going to start replacing my coffee with Matcha! x
Thank you for using the appropriate amount of matcha in your latte! I see so many people wasting huge amounts – and the stuff isn’t cheap! – by recommending 1-2 tbsp per cup. Your latte sounds delicious!
just made this and i loved it!! thank you for sharing!