• Melania Zilo

The Easiest (and best) Strawberry Matcha Latte Recipe


@laurenladnier

In addition to being packed with antioxidants like polyphenols (which have been tied to protection against heart disease, cancer, and aging), matcha has been shown to boost brain health and collagen production. If that's not a good enough reason for you to ditch your coffee order, what if I told you that matcha is a better source of caffeine than coffee? With just a quarter of the amount of caffeine, matcha offers you that boost of energy without the spikes or crashes that come with your nonfat double whip vanilla soy bullshit. Thanks to L-Theanine, a phytonutrient found to slow the body's absorption of the caffeine, the caffeine high comes as gently as it leaves, typically lasting for up to 6 hours. And it doesn't stain your teeth.


Hopefully, by now, you are convinced that this is a lifestyle change you need to make. Here's my perfected matcha recipe (with a fun summer twist) to help you get there.


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped strawberries

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp matcha

  • 1/3 cup hot water

  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice

How to make it


  1. Combine your chopped strawberries and sugar in a small bowl. Mash them with a fork until the berries are pureed.

  2. Spoon the matcha powder and 1 tsp sugar into another bowl, and add the warm water and mix with a spoon or with a whisk until it is a smooth dark green paste to ensure no lumps form.

  3. In a serving glass, spoon in the strawberries to the bottom, and fill the rest of the glass with ice. First, add the milk, then the matcha. Make sure to pour gently and slowly if you want to make sure the layers stay separated.


Love always,

Melania Zilo