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Maca Matcha Latte [Video]

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Maca Matcha Latte [Video] | Reclaiming Yesterday

This maca matcha latte has recently become my biggest motivator to get out of bed in the morning😜. 

I had to give up caffeine completely for a few years. Even though I’d been a coffee drinker since I was 15 or so, coffee started making me feel bad: anxious, jittery, racing heart. I was trying to heal my adrenal glands, so I gave up caffeine completely. 

Fast forward a few years to now and I’ve done a lot to heal my adrenals, so I wanted to try adding some green tea back into my life for its health benefits. Then, I discovered matcha, and immediately fell in love. 

Maca Matcha Latte [Video] | Reclaiming Yesterday

What the heck is matcha? 

Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating the signature green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.

Some of the health benefits of matcha include: 

  • High in antioxidants (specifically ECGg known for it’s cancer fighting properties) 
  • Increases energy while promoting calmness (later caffeine jitters 👋) 
  • Boosts memory and concentration
  • Increases energy and endurance 
  • Increases metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat 
  • Aids in detox 
  • Improves immune health

Maca Matcha Latte [Video] | Reclaiming Yesterday

My favorite way to enjoy matcha is in a creamy, frothy, maca matcha latte. I like to add in a few health boosters that make it taste delicious AND turn it into a super nutrient dense drink. 

My add-ins of choice are as follows: 

Maca powder 

Maca powder has a great, subtly sweet taste that I’ve come to love. It’s a bit malty and pairs well with the matcha.

Maca powder comes from a root grown in South America. It’s been used for centuries to balance hormones, increase energy, and improve overall health. (in men and women). Here’s another recipe I love it in. I buy mine from Target. 

MCT Oil 

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits. Those benefits include improved cognitive function, improved energy, improved digestion, and better weight management. The MCT oil I use comes from coconut oil and I get it at Whole Foods. 

Collagen Peptides 

Collagen is the body’s most important building block and it makes up approximately 30% of the proteins in our bodies. Collagen peptides is an easily digestible protein supplement that is tasteless and has SO many health benefits. Most notably improved digestion and improved hair, skin, and nail health. 

It dissolves in hot or cold liquids, and I put this stuff in pretty much everything. I use Vital Proteins – and this post isn’t sponsored, I just love the product. 

Maca Matcha Latte [Video] | Reclaiming Yesterday

I like to use unsweetened hemp milk in my maca matcha latte, but you can use any milk that you like really. 

And I do like my latte sweetened just a little, so I add a few drops of stevia concentrate (the dark one). Here are a few other healthy sugar alternatives I love. Of course, you can leave the sweetener out or choose your favorite/the one that’s best for your body! 

Do you have to use all of the add-ins? 

Definitely not. The ones that really make the latte have a nice, luscious froth are the MCT oil and the collagen peptides. If you don’t have MCT oil, you can replace with just a bit of coconut oil, or grass-fed ghee or butter! I do that sometimes if I’m out, or just feeling like it. 

Maca Matcha Latte [Video] | Reclaiming Yesterday

Tips for getting that luscious, creamy maca matcha latte: 

  • Sift your matcha and maca powder. This isn’t 100% required, but it really helps the powders mix up well with the liquid. I use an old sifter, but they have actual tools specifically made for sifting matcha! Or you can just use a small sifter like this one
  • Blend your matcha latte. Like in an actual blender. I used to use a small handheld frother, but the blender is key to mixing the oil into the latte and getting that froth that is AMAZING (best part, for sure). I use a Blendtec, but any blender will work for this. 
  • Add a small pinch of salt. Ok this one probably seems weird, BUT in my opinion it really makes the flavors pop. I also add vanilla because that’s a flavor I love ❤️. 

Maca Matcha Latte Video [1 minute] 

 

Maca Matcha Latte

Makes 1 latte

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (I used Vital Proteins )
  • 1 tbs MCT oil (I used Whole Foods brand)
  • Small pinch of salt (optional, makes flavor pop)
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder (I used Navitas Organics - bought at Target)
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened hemp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of choice (I used a few drops of stevia concentrate - the dark one)

Instructions

  1. Add collagen powder, MCT oil, and a small pinch of salt to a mug.
  2. Sift maca and matcha powder, scraping it through with the back of a spoon. (This step can be skipped, but helps the matcha and maca not clump, so you're left with a smoother, creamier latte)
  3. Pour hot water in and stir well. Add warm hemp milk, vanilla extract, sweetener if using, and stir again.
  4. Pour into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour back into your mug and admire your froth, then drink!
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