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Healthy Matcha Latte (dairy-free, naturally sweetened)

Dairy-free, naturally sweetened matcha latte recipe made with only a few simple ingredients.

Matcha Green Tea Latte | dairy-free and naturally sweetened #vegan

Matcha green tea lattes are one of my favorite cold weather beverages. Last winter, I took a hiatus from coffee (it’s true. You’re looking at a Coffee Hiatus Survivor), during which my coffee addiction was jettisoned into a full-fledged matcha green tea latte obsession. You may remember this phase, as we had words about it in one of my blog posts, and many of you expressed interest in seeing a recipe for my morning matcha. Look at how punctual I am with my response to your request! I guess that makes me fashionably latte. Get it? Late? Latte? < – Lame. Real lame.

The recipe for this cozy bevvie is super simple. All you need to do is mix the matcha powder with a small amount of hot water in order to dissolve it, then add your sweetener and milk of choice. I like taking the dairy-free and naturally sweetened route by using unsweetened almond milk and pure maple syrup or honey. Because I’m all about steamy, frothy warm beverages, I use my milk frother when I make lattes. You can also heat the almond milk on the stove top or zap it in the microwave – just be sure it doesn’t come to a boil.

Green Tea Matcha Latte | dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and full of antioxidants! #vegan

I’ve been enjoying Kiss Me Organics‘ matcha powder in my lattes, and I love the creamy, cozy, green tea-y flavor. It’s a tasty treat to enjoy as your morning or afternoon pick-me-up, and to top it all off, it’s ever-so healthful for you.

In case you’re unfamiliar with matcha, it is finely-ground green tea leaves. Because you’re consuming the actual leaf when you consume matcha, it is an even better source of antioxidants than brewed green tea. Instead of giving you a caffeine spike the way coffee does, matcha green tea gives you up to 6 hours of sustained energy. In addition, studies show it helps boost your metabolism and protects your skin from UV rays.

Green Tea Matcha Latte | dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and full of antioxidants! #vegan

 

PLUS, the powder is versatile! It can be used in cooking, baking, smoothies, and lattes. Aside from lattes, two of my favorite matcha applications are this Mango Matcha Smoothie and this Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream. One bag of matcha goes a long way, giving you ample opportunity to work on your green tea latte foam art and experiment with other matcha treats.

Green Tea Matcha Latte | dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and full of antioxidants! #vegan

 

Get your matcha on!

 

Matcha Green Tea Latte | dairy-free and naturally sweetened #vegan

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 matcha green tea latte
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk steamed or heated

Instructions

  1. Add the hot water, matcha powder, and pure maple syrup to a mug and stir well.
  2. Heat the unsweetened almond milk by either microwaving it, heating it on the stove top, or using a milk frother.
  3. Add the hot almond milk to the mug with the matcha mixture, give it a stir, and enjoy!
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Cassie Lei

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Wasn’t a big fan of matcha tea until I tried Matcha Latte. Now, I’m hooked. Would want to try this dairy-free version.

F&F

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Julia

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

You got it! I hope you like it!

Mia Fitzgerald

Monday 5th of October 2015

Thanks for the chance! I never had matcha but would love to try it. :)

Charlene Abbott

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

I am not a tea drinker but I love matcha tea. For years my doctor has been trying to get me to drink green tea but quite frankly speaking this coffee drinker just doesn't like the taste of green tea.

I saw a matcha latte on Dr. Oz and it looked so good I had to try it. I still have my morning coffee but I look forward to my midmorning matcha latte! I add a dusting of Vietnamese cinnamon on top and it is heavenly!

Kaitlin Gardner

Friday 6th of March 2015

Hey Julia,

This looks sooooo yummy! I've become a big fan of green tea recently. I actually just wrote a post about it that you may find useful (feel free to remove the link if you want):

http://www.anappleperday.com/health-benefits-of-green-tea/

I'd love to hear what you think about it.

Kaitlin Love your pictures BTW!

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