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Thursday, November 19, 2015

How To Make A Fat Free Iced Green Tea Latte



      Iced green tea lattes are a popular item at the coffee shops. I have seen a lot of people ordering these yummy green drinks. Green tea lattes may be good for you, but the ones at the coffee shops are usually loaded with fat and sugar. I recently went to a website of my favorite coffee house to look at their drink menu. I was shocked to see that my favorite tall cold green tea drinks had 35-45 grams of sugar in them. 35 grams of sugar is equal to about 9 teaspoons or 3 tablespoons of sugar. I am going to show you how to make a healthy version of the cold green tea latte and it tastes just as good as the ones you buy. Mine will also save you money. Once you see how easy it is to make a cold green tea latte at home, you will never pay big bucks for one at the coffee shop again.



  So what is a green tea latte anyway? A green tea latte is simply a drink that is made with milk and green tea powder. Green tea powder or Matcha is made from the leaves of green tea. Now we all know green tea is good for us, but matcha is even better for us as it has way more antioxidants than a cup of brewed green tea. Matcha is the powerhouse of green tea. It is said that one teaspoon of matcha equals ten cups of brewed green tea. Matcha has other great benefits too. This green powder enhances your mood, aids in concentration, boosts metabolism, and burns calories. The awesome thing is it does not give you the jitters like coffee, so it is a great alternative. Some people even say that matcha calms the mind and relaxes the body. I love that green tea powder has insoluble fibers, antioxidants and L-Theanines in it. That is a whole lot of benefits for a small dose of green powder as you only need one teaspoon.



   While I love drinking green cold green tea lattes, you can also make the latte a warm drink too. The green tea powder also tastes delicious as a cup of hot tea, just add the powder to a cup of warm water with some sugar for a great cup of tea. The matcha is also great in smoothies and can be used in recipes like cookies or ice cream. There are so many delicious ways to use matcha. Once you get past the green color, you will love all the benefits of matcha green tea powder. I love matcha for the way it helps me to concentrate in the morning so I can get my work done. It also gives me the energy when I go on a power walk every morning. The antioxidants are a wonderful bonus for my body to stay healthy.
                     So how would you enjoy your matcha? Would you enjoy a cold latte?




             To obtain more information on matcha green tea powder, visit the below link.

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                                Fat Free Iced Green Tea Latte

                                            1 cup skim milk or milk substitute like almond milk
                                            1 teaspoon Organic Wise Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
                                            2 teaspoons sugar or other sweetener like stevia
                                             1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                                            4 ice cubes
             
                   Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy wit a straw. You can add more sugar if you want it sweeter. To make the drink even more delicious, you can top it with whip cream. The whip cream does add fat to this drink, but it is so worth it.





"These opinions are my own and I received the above mentioned product to facilitate this post"




29 comments:

  1. I've actually been very interested in trying Matcha green tea. This is the perfect recipe to get started with!

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  2. That looks so good!! Might have to try it for my husband, he loves these!

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  3. I don't love the color of it, but it does sound really good. And healthy!

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  4. This looks like something I'd make juicing but sounds yummy!

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  5. This sounds amazing and so healthy too. Who knew that being healthy could taste so good.

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  6. This sounds so good and good for you! I love green tea and haven't used Green tea powder before, it sounds really handy! Will be checking this out!!

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  7. Looks yum! Added bonus, it is good for you. Wow, 9 teaspoons of sugar in your local coffee shops tea, yikes. I thought was going overboard with my 2 or 3 teaspoons. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Nice shots! Also please know that if you use really high quality matcha, you can get a lot of the creaminess of a latte with no milk whatsoever, just with water. The higher the quality, the better it tastes. Lattes are a good use of average (or worse) quality matcha, since the fat in the milk covers lots of sins in the taste of cheap matcha, but you'll quickly see how good matcha can be made with just water if you're using the right stuff.

    Also, I would strongly advise sticking with made-in-Japan matcha. Matcha that's made in China is a risky proposition because of air, water, and soil pollution, not to mention lack of regulatory standards and lack of transparency. Products labeled "matcha" in China are often simply ground up Chinese green tea leaves; they're not shaded, nor do they go through the painstakingly detailed harvesting and processing procedures that Japanese matcha does.

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  9. Sounds great Green tea Matcha Latte and look yummy

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  10. I think I need to experiment with matcha again. I tried it ONCE... By it self, and um... GROSS!!! LOL! But I know if I mixed it with delicious ingredients, like you have, it would taste 8000000x better!

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  11. my daughter would love this she is always looking for a boost up on life

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  12. wow that looks way better than the coffee shop ones

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  13. That looks refreshingly delicious! And it's fat free! So you won't feel guilty about having more than just one glass! Yum!

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  14. If I am to be honest, this kind of beverage is not for me. I am a straight coffee drinker. This however is probably the healthier option.

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  15. I'm going to try this as I think my daughter and I would really enjoy it!

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  16. Oh my goodness! I think this is about time to make it, I'm so worried about my PIGure, I mean Figure lol.

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  17. I am going to try this with my hubby and he would love it so much.

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  18. your iced green tea looks inviting, i have seen this product but never tried it

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  19. I know of so many people who would love to try this and have a taste. I'm one of them. Thanks for sharing this info.

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  20. Oh that looks really really good. I think I might have to try this.

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  21. I love matcha lattes! I've never made one at home but I have all the ingredients so maybe I'll try to whip one up this weekend!

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  22. I'm going to pin this, because you're so right, the ones in the stores are often loaded with all kinds of bad stuff. This looks delicious!

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  23. This looks really yummy! Great idea to make this at home, thank you!

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  24. I love matcha green tea. I can't wait to try this.

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  25. I love green tea and knowing it is healthy drinks then this worth a try.

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  26. Great recipe. Need to try it. Thanks for sharing. ��

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  27. I want to try it, it looks healthy and most I like to this green tea it is fat free!

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  28. Oh, had no idea this was even a thing but now I want to try one. Looks easy enough..if I can find that powder stuff.

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  29. Ever since I came to know about how to make green tea latte, it has helped bringing a change in my life, because I used to suffer from indigestion and sleeplessness, which is now cured by consuming green tea regularly.

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