You probably already know about the amazing benefits of green tea, but have you tried matcha? Matcha green tea is grown and processed in a unique way to yield even more benefits. We talked about it a while back in this post.
Some of us in the office drink matcha green tea occasionally, but we were interested in learning more about its health benefits and having some simple recipes that would make it easier for us to incorporate it into our routines.
We decided to call on our friend Dr. Mariza Snyder to give us some tips.
Mariza is a natural health practioner who, a few years ago, started researching the unique health benefits of matcha green tea. She wanted to know how adding it into her daily routine would improve her health and the health of her patients. You can learn more about her here.
After learning about how matcha can prevent inflammation-realted illnesses and experiencing the focused energy she got from drinking it daily, Mariza knew that others would want to experience the same. She teamed up with a renowned chef and set out to write her most recent book, Matcha Miracle.
With over 50 quick recipes that incorporate matcha, her book helps you experience the energy, strengthened immune system, and anti-inflammatory benefits of matcha tea.
She's letting us share one of the recipes from Matcha Miracles below, for a Vanilla Nut Milk Matcha Latte. My goodness is it good! Below the recipe, you'll see a video of Mariza's visit to our office, where she showed us a couple easy ways to prepare matcha.
Iced Almond Milk Matcha Green Tea Latte
Contributed by Dr. Mariza Snyder, from her book Matcha Miracle
Serves 2; Serving size: 8 oz.
- 14 oz vanilla almond milk
- 2 oz filtered water
- 1 tsp Matcha Green Tea powder, divided
- 1 cup ice, divided
- Optional: Raw honey to sweeten
- Heat water in a small pot over medium heat, removing from heat just before boiling begins.
- Place ½ tsp of Matcha powder into each of 2 teacups. Add 2 oz of hot water to each cup and whisk until frothy.
- Add honey at this point if desired (the heat will help dissolve the honey). Then add ice to each cup and pour milk over ice. Enjoy immediately.
Tip: The almond milk can be replaced with any other type of milk, dairy or non.
You can find two more delicious recipes in this video of Dr. Mariza Snyder that we filled in our office: