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.
So how would you enjoy your matcha? Would you enjoy a cold latte?
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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.
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