On a hot summer day, it makes sense to keep cool and hydrated.
With so much choice, like ice coffee latte, lemonade, or cordial-flavoured iced water, and so many stores and coffee shops sell a wide variation of these, with the hefty price (an a multitude of additives, preservatives, colourings, and about anything to keep the raw product as cheap as possible), it may be difficult to choose a healthy option, especially if you have a favourite ready-made drink. I know i had... But not anymore...
Current events and my personal distancing from coffee shops have made me more resolute to prepare the drinks I like but using healthier and delicious unprocessed raw ingredients -- except for the tea, that is. Although it is premium organic Japanese tea collected by hand.
All you need to make a delicious matcha latte is matcha green tea powder, some nuts, water and a glass, and ice of course.
Use 1 heaped scoop (or 1/3 of a teaspoon) of matcha green tea. Place the tea powder in a ceramic bowl and add just enough boiled hot water (80˚c) to dilute it. Whisk energetically until the beverage foams at the top. Pour the tea in the jug of your high-speed blender and add ice cubes, about 6 cashews (or 12 hazelnuts, or 2 heaped tablespoons of oats, or 8 almonds, or 100 ml full-fat coconut, soy or cow's milk) with 500 ml water. Blend until smooth.
You can pass the latte through a chinois etamine or strainer, but I recommend not to, unless your blender is not powerful enough to pulverise nuts.
Make the milk separately if it is easier and then add it to the recipe as indicated.
Drink immediately or pour into a stainless steel flask and enjoy in your own time, slowly and mindfully, like I am doing right now, seating in the garden and enjoying the little sun we have had so far this year...
What is your favourite pint drink?
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