Say hello to the delicious iced matcha latte recipe that is perfect for busy, stressed out mums
Matcha is very much having a moment.
And if you are a little late to the table, allow us to catch you up: matcha is pretty much the most fashionable ingredient among the wellness warriors at present, and has a huge following of both supermodels and sports stars singing its praise.
What is it? Basically it is green tea leaves (from the Camellia sinensis plant), finely ground. According to matcha experts (yes, they actually exists) the drink is steeped in history, with Samurai warriors drinking matcha green tea before going into battle because of its energising properties, and Zen Buddhist monks enjoying it as a way to flow through meditation while remaining alert.”
In other words, it sounds like the perfect beverage for us stressed to the eyeballs mamas, no? Who could quite literally do with the energy of a Samuari warrior just to make it to the end of our never-ending to-do list on a daily basis.
Which is why, ladies, we should all know how to make ourselves the perfect, creamy, delicious iced matcha latte:
Iced Matcha Latte
Try swapping your morning java for this once in a while, mama, and feel the difference.
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1-2 teaspoons agave or honey (more to taste)
In a glass jar, mix the matcha green tea powder with a little bit of water – just enough to form a paste. Stir it up until there are no clumps.
Add the milk and and agave. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously until incorporated. Let sit for a minute so any remaining clumps settle to the bottom. Carefully pour into a glass with ice and enjoy.
(Recipe and images via Pinch of Yum)