Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Matcha Latte with Vanilla, Maca & Lacuma



Matcha latte. Such a delicious way to drink tea! Matcha is powdered green tea (the entire leaf) and is full of antioxidants. I also LOVE the taste and the beautiful green colour.

This version of matcha latte is very gently sweetened with lacuma powder, which means that the grassy taste of matcha is still there. If you want the latte sweeter, or if you don't have any lacuma powder, then simply add your favourite sugar or sweetener. Just don't use a sweetener dark in colour, like date syrup or coconut sugar, as they might give the latte an unpleasant colour.

I also added maca to this, which is a powdered root grown in South America. Maca is very rich in many vitamins and minerals and is said to boost stamina and, ehm, libodo.

... And, before we go. I realise that lacuma and maca aren't something most people have laying around the house. Then  simply leave them out! No need to buy expensive "super-foods" if you don't want to :) I think that the base of a healthy plant-based diet, or any diet for that matter, always should be based upon simple ingredients from the grocery store like vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains. The powders and super-foods are for fun, for playing, for that extra oomph.

Have a great week!



Matcha Latte with Vanilla, Maca & Lacuma

Serves 1


1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1/2 tsp maca powder
1 tsp lacuma powder
1/5 tsp vanilla powder
1 cup (2 dl) plant milk (I used oat)

1. Start with whisking the powders with a small splash of the milk with a milk frother (do this directly in the tea cup).
2. Warm the rest of the milk on the stove until just boiling. Then whisk the milk until frothy.
3. Add the frothy milk to the cup while gently whisking or stirring. Enjoy!

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