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Thursday, November 19, 2015

How To Make A Fat Free Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte


Think green tea but more powerful! Matcha green tea is delicious and loaded with health.


    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 has a reputation for being a healthy drink. 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. That 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. If you have dairy issues or follow a vegan diet, then make sure to use non-dairy milk like almond milk. This drink is also great for a gluten-free diet.  





 
                 Matcha is made from the leaves of green tea.

Here is some info about Matcha Green Tea:

PROVIDES MILD STEADY ENERGY  – it acts both as a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.

METABOLISM BOOSTER Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.

IMPROVES SKIN HEALTH – Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.

HAS UP TO 137x THE ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA – Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body’s natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.


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You can buy green tea matcha at local health food stores like Sprouts or online at Amazon

  So what is a green tea latte anyway? A green tea latte is simply a drink that is made with milk and matcha 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. I love using matcha daily for the brain, energy, and all those healthy antioxidants. I think it may be the reason my skin looks younger.

I add a 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha to my daily smoothie


I love using matcha daily for brain energy and all those healthy antioxidants. I think it may be the reason my skin looks younger.

   While I love drinking green cold green tea lattes, you can also make the cold 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, healthy donuts, or ice cream. I have even seen matcha in candy bars. 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 energy when I go on a power walk every morning. The antioxidants are a wonderful bonus for my body to stay healthy.



Common questions about Matcha green tea

Does Matcha have caffeine?
Yes, since Matcha is made from green tea leaves it does contain caffeine.

Is matcha green tea good for you?
Yes, matcha has many health benefits including boosting metabolism and being jam-packed with antioxidants.

Can you make a green tea latte with tea bags?
No, green tea in tea bags is processed differently than matcha so you cannot just grind up the contents of a tea bag and use it instead of matcha powder.

Can I use the Matcha powder in a hot drink?
 Yes, you can enjoy Matcha in a hot drink. Just stir a 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha powder into a glass of hot water. Add sweetener to taste. You can also make the above recipe warm, just omit the ice and use warm milk.


Other tips and tricks on this iced green tea latte recipe
You can use any type of milk in this recipe including cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut, etc.
This recipe can be made vegan by using non-dairy milk and either maple syrup or agave sweetener instead of honey.

                                
                             Fat-Free Iced Green Tea Latte

                                            1 cup skim milk or milk substitute like almond milk
                                            1 teaspoon Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder ~ Buy on Amazon
                                            2 teaspoons honey or another 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 with 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 whipped cream does add some fat to this drink, but it is so worth it. I love using a dairy-free whipped topping on my drink.


                     Would you enjoy a cold Green Tea Latte?


56 comments:

Tina @ My Highest Self said...

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

Jamie said...

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

Masshole Mommy said...

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

Heidi G. said...

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

Ana De-Jesus said...

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

Buzz4Mommies said...

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!!

Jay | Life of Creed said...

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!

Eric Gower said...

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.

PatriceMFoster.com said...

Sounds great Green tea Matcha Latte and look yummy

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

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!

annies home said...

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

Unknown said...

wow that looks way better than the coffee shop ones

Elizabeth O. said...

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

Unknown said...

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.

Liz Mays said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

melandria romero said...

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

Kathy Balmores said...

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.

Amanda || Growing Up Madison said...

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

Shaylee Anne said...

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!

Chasingmyhalo said...

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!

Kristi Wheeler @HomesteadWishing said...

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

Ourfamilyworld said...

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

Travel Quest said...

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

Chanelle said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Sophie said...

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.

Cristina Petrini said...


I really like green tea and milk, but I never thought of combining them. I have to try it!

Rebecca said...

I'd love to try Matcha green tea. I could go for a healthy, tasty treat like this.

Sarah Bailey said...

Now this sounds like a delicious tea to make! It is amazing all the things you can make these days if you have the ideas to play with. Thank you for sharing this one.

Dalene Ekirapa said...

Green tea is so healthy for good health! I also take green tea daily and I'm loving how better my skin is getting. Anyway, one more recipe for me ere: iced green ta latte!

Joanna said...

I did order one of these in a coffee shop but it was way too sweet for me. I do have some matcha powder tea at home, so I might make it myself one of these days.

Hollie said...

This looks so good. I like the flavor and texture of matcha. I've never had it smoothie form but I've had it in hot tea and it's so good. Who doesn't want a more healthy recipe too.

Annie said...

I love matcha lattes best! They're so good, I actually prefer tea lattes over coffee!
xoxo
Annie

Sarah M said...

It's a nice tea and also good for health. I'd love to try it.
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leah said...

oh yes I love green tea and this spin on it is just awesome!

Farrah Less said...

I love green tea made it warm or cold either way I’m good. This is the first time I heard about this brand looks like they are organic I would love to try it.

Karen Monica said...

The weather is so hot here and looking at this iced green tea is making me thirsty. I am a fan of green tea, so I must try this.

Hannah Marie said...

It looks absolutely refreshing, can't wait to make one already. I have always been a big fan of healthy and tasteful beverages. As long as it's fat free, I'm in.

S. Graham said...

I've been wanting to try matcha for a while. I'm not good at new things though so, I'm afraid I won't like it.

Mommy Sigrid said...

I wonder where I can get that matcha green powder. Anyway, I sometimes use barley. It's pretty good. :)

LoriBosworth said...

This Matcha tea drink looks so easy to make while still being really nutritious! I'm going to try it!

Gust si Aroma said...

This iced green tea looks so fancy and the perfect refreshing drink for summer!

Melanie Edjourian said...

This does sound like it would be ideal for when one of my friends comes over next. She loves anything matcha. I bet it tastes amazing.

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! This ice green tea looks really refreshing and so fancy! This is so perfect I love it!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try something like this. I have never had green tea except in a juice.

Ivan Jose said...

I'm not much of a matcha fan but I'm aware that it has loads of health benefits so I still try to drink it as long as it's made into a delicious drink like this one.

Beth said...

I love Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte, but never even considered making one at home. I'll have to make this soon!

Laura JL Books said...

These look amazing, I have made some of these at home. With the healthy benefit drinking one has a better benefit of know what is in it.

mail4rosey said...

I think I could definitely enjoy a cold green tea. It sounds very refreshing.

Heather D said...

I love cold matcha tea! I have to try this iced too!

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious. I've been wanting to try green tea. Will try your recipe soon! -LYNNDEE

Tami Creates said...

This looks delicious! I NEED to try it! :)

JLynnCorter said...

Ooh! I personally don't like team, but my sister LOVES it. I think she would enjoy this delicious recipe! I'm going to have to make it for her sometime!

Christy G said...

I don't care for Matcha. But I am not surprised that the coffee house drinks contain so much fat and sugar. That's what makes people coming back for more.

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