This refreshing Iced Matcha Latte made in less than 5 minutes! (Ingredient list shows amounts for both 1 or 2 mason jar glasses, so enjoy a glass to yourself, or share with a loved one!)
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This Iced Matcha Latte is perfect for those hot summer days, when you’re looking for something refreshing and quick to make!
Matcha is a finely ground powder of grown and processed green tea leaves, traditionally consumed in East Asia. The green tea plants used for matcha are shade-grown for three to four weeks before harvest.
Matcha literally means “powdered tea.”
When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves are infused into the hot water, but then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re consuming the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution.
Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the entire leaves are consumed, so it’s a more effective source of nutrients than steeped green tea. Providing small quantities of vitamins and minerals, and is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which are known for protection against heart disease and cancer, along with better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Matcha also helps to boost metabolism and slow or pause the development of cancer cells.
Since you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, approximately the amount in a cup of brewed coffee.
The preparation of Matcha traditionally involves meditation, and is focused around Japanese Tea Ceremonies, being associated with Zen! Preparing and tasting Matcha has given us a way to slow down and be present.
Iced Matcha Latte
- 1½ tsp Matcha (3 tsp for 2 servings)
- 2 tbsp Hot Water (4 tbsp for 2 servings)
- 1 cup Ice (2 cup for 2 servings)
- 1 cup GF Oat Milk (or Milk of Choice) (2 cups for 2 servings)
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey (Maple Syrup or Sweatener of Choice) (2 tbsp for 2 servings)
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (1 tsp for 2 servings)
- Favorite Protein Powder
- In a mason jar or glass, add the ice.
- Either pour the Oat Milk (milk of choice) over ice and add the Honey (or sweetener of choice), Vanilla Extract and Matcha and Protein Powder (Optional – Mine is not Vegan) and mix with a spoon. Or Mix all ingredients in a separate container, using an immersion blender, or blender of choice, then pour over ice! (I usually buy Chobani GF & Organic Oat Milk – its Cheaper at Hannaford)
- Serve & Enjoy!
Meet Ally, The Creator Behind Allys Paleo Eats
A secretary by day, a cook by night, but in all seriousness, a want-to-be stay at home dog mom! Lover of animals. Lover of the environment. And Lover of yoga! Earned my Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sustainability and Animal Science. While being the best damn house-wife, pet-mom, and chicken “farmer”. You can find me where the cell signal is non-existent, the people are limited and the views are breathtaking!
Hi, I’m Ally. The creator of Ally’s Paleo Eats. The person who never thought she would know how to actually cook until it came down to having to actually learn.. Especially with being in a relationship with someone who LOVES food, and someone who has an autoimmune disease. I started searching for different recipes on Pinterest. Cooking definitely did not come naturally to me… I threw out a lot of different foods, not because they probably weren’t good, but because I was too hard on myself. I actually hated to cook. Absolutely hated it. But, every night I’d come home, dread cooking dinner, just to do it all over again the following night. I then started to get more into meal-prepping, and cooking in bulk on Sundays, freezing food, and eventually found that I really like to cook.
After realizing what a difference this diet had on me, not only physically but mentally, the positive outcomes it had on my boyfriend (now husband), understanding what foods I can and can’t eat, and getting over the money factors of buying higher quality ingredients, I really started to enjoy learning new recipes and becoming more knowledgable about ingredient substitutions.
Why We Follow Paleo (Ish)
John had Ulcerative Colitis which is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in his digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine and rectum. He has suffered from this for most of his life.
So, in 2016 John and I finished building our house and began living on our own. Finally, we decided, this is a fresh start for us, for our health. and for our relationship. We started looking into diets that would accompany both of us. From Vegan to Vegetarian to Dairy-Free and then to a High Meat Diet (Before Keto was a big trend!). Some of the diets, we probably didn’t stick too long enough to reap the benefits- but they didn’t all suit John and I! Many countless hours of internet research, listening to well-known doctors and podcasts, they all had different input. After listening and reading about many holistic doctors, we started to look more into the Paleo diet.
Check out the full story here! Why we Follow Paleo
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