I’ve been thinking of starting a food blog for a while, and after some much-appreciated nudging from friends and family, here we are. What better way to meet than over a warm, minty matcha latte?
Cozy drinks are a favorite over here, and I’ve been on a real matcha kick lately. This one is turned up a notch with a hit of mint that is cooled off by a little vanilla and maple syrup. I’ve also added a bit of an out there ingredient to this concoction. Spirulina powder, considered a super food, is made of blue-green algae and rich in protein, nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals. The small amount used in this drink is undetectable in flavor, but imparts the matcha with even brighter tones of green. And it’s fun, sue me.
Minty Matcha Latte
Print the recipe here!
NOTES: If you’re looking for less cozy and more refreshing, I’d recommend letting this chill in the fridge before serving. You could turn up the tropical feel by using coconut milk.
1 cup of your favorite plant milk
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1/8 teaspoon spirulina powder (optional)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2-4 drops of mint extract
¼ teaspoon vanilla
1 pitted date
Heat plant milk on the stovetop until just about to boil. Add milk and remaining ingredients to a high powered blender, blending on high for 1-2 minutes until frothy.