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Green Tea Latte (Inspired by Starbuck’s)

Have you ever tried the Green Tea Latte from Starbuck’s?  I was at one time obsessed with it.   That is, until I asked the server if I can read the contents label on their Soy Milk.  YIKES.  Holy sugar overload!  I also would cringe at the fact that they never upgraded their Soy to Almond (or anything better than Soy for that matter).  In any event, on the occasion I would treat myself to this fabulous tasting latte, I assured myself a little soy once in a while won’t kill me….

Then, something wonderful happened.  I stumbled across Matcha powder at Fairway Market and shortly thereafter, I myself had the ability to create my very own healthier version of this luxurious drink.  Who knew?  I am now obsessed with having it at home, almost daily!

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What you will need:

  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1tsp coconut palm sugar (or more if you crave it sweeter and richer)
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Coconut  milk (any nut milk will do)
  • a pinch of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg (all optional)
  • 1 tbsp hot water

Heat milk over medium-high heat until hot (do not boil).  Whisk Matcha powder in mug with 1 tbsp of hot water until its smooth and pasty.  Add coconut sugar to heated milk and pour over matcha paste.  For a true latte experience do not stir, and top with a sprinkle of matcha powder and/or cinnamon.  I personally like to stir mine together to make sure its blended well.  Another option is to use a blender to mix for a few seconds.  If you have an espresso maker or frother you can get much fancier!  Make it your own, and enjoy 🙂

 

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