Healthy Recipe: Matcha Latte Blended with Cashews and Dates

Matcha green tea became popular in the 12th century when it was discovered by a Buddhist monk who reportedly loved the sense of calm alertness it brought to his meditation. Today, it has become even more popular, and is known in the nutrition community to be rich in L-theanine, caffeine, and a flavonoid called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which can improve mood and concentration.

Making a matcha latte at home will save you money and give you control over your sweet tooth rather than buying it at an expensive coffee shop. But what about solder, you may ask? Not every cup of ready-made matcha will have time for formal treatment, and a high-speed blender will produce a wonderfully frothy drink in a flash.

Addition of raw cashews enhances the juiciness of this drink.

Ingredients:

1 cup warm water

2 tablespoons light coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder

4 raw cashews

1 date, hole removed

Instructions:

Add water to a kettle and bring to a boil. While the water is heating, add the coconut milk, cashews, dates, and matcha powder to a high-speed blender.

Once the water is hot, carefully pour it into the blender with the other ingredients. Add the lid to the blender and make sure it is on securely with all vents closed.

Blend on low and then slowly increase until the cashews and dates are completely smooth and the matcha is frothy – about 20 seconds. Immediately pour into a mug and enjoy.

Serves 1.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

130 calories

2 grams of protein

5 grams of total fat

2 grams of saturated fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

22 grams of carbohydrates

2 grams of fiber

17 grams of total sugars

0 grams of added sugars

Sodium 15 mg

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