Not only is matcha green tea just lovely in color, but it is also really healthy! I mean, it’s got 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea!!! Sound amazing? It is! The sweetness of the coconut milk in this latte goes really well with the earthy matcha flavor, and the mild honey.
You get to decide how much matcha to add. If you add ½ a teaspoon, your latte will be weaker in flavor, and you will taste the coconut milk more. (Which is fine by me!) If you have a sensitive stomach, I recommend using only ½ tsp. If you have a strong stomach and enjoy a stronger matcha brew, feel free to use ¾ tsp in your latte! Also, if you don’t have any collagen peptides on hand, don’t freak out! It is totally optional. I added it because of its amazing gut-healing benefits.
I hope you all enjoy this warm, cozy latte! Enjoy, and happy Saint Patrick’s Day :)
Makes 1 latte.
¼ cup filtered water
1 tsp raw honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
½ - ¾ tsp pure matcha green tea powder
1 scoop vital proteins collagen peptides (optional, omit for vegan)
¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
1. Place your filtered water into a small saucepan, over medium/high heat. Cook until the water boils. Remove from heat, and let it cool down for about a minute, or until it stops boiling. Pour into the mug you will use.
2. Whisk the matcha, collagen, and honey into the water in the mug.
3. Place your coconut milk in the small saucepan and heat it over medium/high heat, until it reaches a boil.
4. Pour the hot coconut milk into a new mug. Using a handheld frother, froth the milk until it is foamy. Pour it into the water/matcha mug.
5. Drink, and enjoy!