I love to wake up in the morning, grab a cup and have a hot comforting beverage. Usually this was a cup of coffee. Especially since I travelled to Melbourne and spent so much time at little coffee shops. But lately I came across the effects of caffeine and also the health benefits of Matcha. The caffeine in Matcha and coffee has a different effect. While coffee wakes you up really fast, it also looses this energetic effect after a short time and can make you feel nervous. Matcha makes you feel energetic for the whole day without the side effects of feeling axious or nervous. So I wanted to give the Matcha latte a shot! Especially since I´ve read about the enormous health benefits too. I switched from coffee to Matcha about a week or so. So its kind of a recent experience. But I have to tell that I feel more energetic the whole day, more concentrated and if I feel a bit extra tired I just drink two Matcha latte´s ;-). Also I really enjoy the taste. One more benefit is the tolerance. If you have a sensitive stomach Matcha could be the answer. Since it has a high tolerance it is perfect for everyone with a sensitive stomach while coffee can cause digestion problems. Especially in the morning that helps me. Plus the Matcha is known for its antibacterial effects and prevents bad breath. There are tons of published health benefits of Matcha if you just search for it on the internet so I couldn´t resist to switch from coffee to Matcha for a little experiment.
I used to drink Matcha once at a coffee shop and just remembered that I didn´t really like it then. The flavour was so strong. But the positive thing is if you´re preparing it by yourself you can adapt the quantaties just as you like. And I have to say that it tastes amazing and I don´t miss my cup of coffee at all until today. Usually I drank one to three cup of coffees per day. I just felt the need after a few hours to need an energetic kick so I had to drink a few coffees per day. I´ll definitely keep my Matcha morning ritual. I even convinced friends, family and my man to try Matcha. The health benefits are really convincing and so is the taste :-). My recipe is down below. Im still at the beginning with my Matcha experiement so Im sure I will improve the recipe a little bit. But for now this is my favourite way to drink it. If you have some recipe ideas let me know!!
Matcha latte with almond milk
-1 tsp Matcha powder
-150 ml almond milk
-50 ml warm water
-1 matcha whisk
-First put a teaspoon Matcha powder in a small bowl. Add the warm water and start whisk with your bamboo matcha whisk until it´s creamy.
-Heat up the almond milk. Optional use a milk frother.
-Add the Matcha in a mug, pour in the hot almond milk, stir well. And enjoy!
PS.: You can also use a blender if you don´t have a bamboo whisk but I actually haven´t tried that yet. Of course you can also use any milk you want. I love almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk.
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