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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.3
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 71.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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Lynneth's Iced Matcha Latte



Introduction

Cool, refreshing, and decidedly healthful, this is my absolute favorite drink. I despise coffee, and I find this gives just enough caffeine in the morning to gently wake me without giving me jitters. I prefer it iced, but you could just as easily serve warm.

Some info about Matcha:
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Matcha is ground green tea leaves native to Japan, used in tea ceremonies there. You know the health benefits of green tea everyone has been raving about? 1 tsp of matcha is as beneficial as up to 6 tsp of brewed green tea leaves because you actually eat matcha powder instead of tossing it away after brewing.

Get yourself a decent matcha powder. Check your local asian supermarkets. Find a container sealed with a vacuum/nitrogen lock. Make sure it is grown in Uji for best quality. "Thin" Matcha is fine for this drink and other recipes.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, check out the spark articles -- there are tons.
Cool, refreshing, and decidedly healthful, this is my absolute favorite drink. I despise coffee, and I find this gives just enough caffeine in the morning to gently wake me without giving me jitters. I prefer it iced, but you could just as easily serve warm.

Some info about Matcha:
===================
Matcha is ground green tea leaves native to Japan, used in tea ceremonies there. You know the health benefits of green tea everyone has been raving about? 1 tsp of matcha is as beneficial as up to 6 tsp of brewed green tea leaves because you actually eat matcha powder instead of tossing it away after brewing.

Get yourself a decent matcha powder. Check your local asian supermarkets. Find a container sealed with a vacuum/nitrogen lock. Make sure it is grown in Uji for best quality. "Thin" Matcha is fine for this drink and other recipes.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, check out the spark articles -- there are tons.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    Matcha powder -- 1 tsp
    Low-fat soy milk (plain or vanilla) -- 3/4 cup
    Honey -- 1 tsp (or 1/2 tsp agave or splenda)

Directions

Add 3/4 cup of 165 degree water to a wide glass. Whisk in the matchi powder.

While still hot, whisk in honey or agave.

Slowly add soy milk and top off with ice cubes. Makes about 1.5 cups.

You can also use a blender instead of a whisk. In the summer, I enjoy cutting out the soy milk entirely and enjoying a healthy green tea slushie at less than 10 calories per cup.

Enjoy. . .


Number of Servings: 1

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