Healthy Plant-Power Matcha Latte.
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 the nuts.
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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