Fall has arrived unquestionably. The seasons have changed as swiftly as a simple baton pass. And what started out as as cool air and a warm sun has suddenly changed to a cold harvest mist. Although I’m always sad to see summer go, the chill brings forth a new energy. It fills me up with ideas and of course, new recipes! I’ve already compiled a long list seasonal recipes with pumpkin, root vegetables, dark leafy greens, warm grains, hearty soups, and of course an ice cream recipe I had to sneak in (because who doesn’t love ice cream year round!). So stay tuned! In the meantime, here is a recipe I’ve had in the archives for a while and am excited to finally share!
I was going through photos, when I noticed I hadn’t yet posted my Shaken Matcha Latte! For a while it’s been in backlog, but now seems like the perfect time to bring out this refreshing recipe. Fall is invigorating, chilly, and full of energy, as is this drink. But what makes this recipe different than a regular iced matcha latte, is that it is shaken, with ice, in a shaker (or jar). This will allow small ice crystals to form through the drink and aeration to create a layer of foam at the top, making this one of my favorite matcha lattes yet!
Matcha as many of you may know is a fine ground of green tea leaves. Instead of the tea, in which the leaves are steeped in hot water, matcha is the concentrated form. All the nutrients and caffeine that are usually diluted remain intact. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and anti inflammatories, protecting our bodies from cell damage and boosting our metabolism. So what better way to enjoy a drink that is refreshing, energizing, and good for you than with this Shaken Matcha Latte.
Begin by whisking together the matcha powder and 1 tablespoon of almond milk until dissolved. Add to a shaker or jar with sealable lid, along with the rest of the almond milk, agave and ice. Shake until cold and slightly frothy. Pour into a glass and serve! Alternatively if you want to make this on-the go, in a jar pour in all the ingredients except the ice and store in fridge. When ready add ice, shake, and enjoy!
Makes: 1 serving
Total time: 5 minutes
1/4 teaspoon matcha powder
1 tablespoon + 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon agave
1/2 cup ice