The iced matcha latte you’ll find in a popular coffee shop chain uses a matcha tea blend that includes sugar. The result? Twenty grams of sugar in a twelve-ounce cup—and that’s without even adding any additional sweeteners! With this simple recipe, we’re going to cut that sugar content down by two-thirds.
Matcha is energizing, anti-inflammatory, and may help protect your liver, heart, and brain. It may even boost metabolism and fat burning. When you drink matcha, you’re drinking the whole leaf, not just steeping them for a short time. This results in considerably higher catechins and antioxidants than other green teas.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: N/A
2-½ cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp matcha powder
1 TBSP maple syrup
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz together until all the matcha powder has dissolved.
- Pour into 2 glasses and add ice.
- Serve immediately.
Don’t like almond milk? Feel free to swap it out for coconut, oat, or regular milk. Just note that the nutrition info for your iced matcha latte will change depending on what you use.
Try mixing the matcha with heated milk, then cooling it before using. Heating the matcha has been shown to ratchet up the health benefits.
For an extra hit of vanilla and boost of energy-producing MCT oil, try adding a tablespoon of Natural Force Creamy Vanilla MCT Oil. This emulsified MCT oil is made from organic, non-GMO coconuts and mixes easily in hot or cold drinks with just a spoon. It’s a tasty way to support ketosis, mental focus, and energy!
Matcha also makes a delicious addition to your smoothies!
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Total Fat: 3g
Total Carbs: 11g