Matcha Latte (Metabolism Boosting)
This Matcha Latte is made with just 5 ingredients: Almond Milk, Water, Matcha Green Tea Powder, Cinnamon, and Maple Syrup. You don’t even need one of those fancy matcha whisks to whip this green goodness up either! Find out the secret to what makes this matcha latte even more energizing and metabolism boosting than other matcha recipes!
Healthier than Starbucks?
If you’ve read my Energizing Matcha Overnight Oats post, you already know that I wasn’t really a fan of matcha green tea powder when I first tried it. I also talked about how the Starbucks matcha green tea latte is what changed my mind about that green superfood powder. I would drive up to Starbucks, with my health conscious mind and confidently order a matcha green tea latte. It’s a GREEN drink! How on earth could that be bad for you?! I thought I was doing my body a favor and filling it with nourishing matcha! Little did I know…
Starbucks matcha lattes are actually not great for you. They have a little trick to them… their matcha green tea powder is a mix of SUGAR and matcha powder. Therefore making the matcha mix 50% sugar.
I always thought I could make my matcha latte order healthier by swapping out the milk for almond or soy milk. Nope. The sugar content is still the same because of that premade matcha mix. I know, I’m sad about it too. But hey, there’s hope! This matcha recipe I’m sharing with you is both delicious and nutritious!
The Sugar and Calorie Breakdown
Let’s compare. A tall Starbucks green tea latte with almond milk comes in at
190 calories, 25g carbs, and a whopping 24g of sugar! That’s more sugar than a pop-tart!!!
The Shh matcha latte is only 72 calories, 11g carbs, and 8.8g of sugar! Not to mention this type of sweetener is NATURAL, not processed, and has health benefits!
It also has 60.4% Calcium, 5.4% Iron, 11.3% Vitamin A, and 202.2mg of Potassium! Now, that’s a hot drink with a laaaaatte of benefits! (wink wink)
Metabolism Boosting Matcha Latte
Knowing that this green drink is waaaaaaay better for you than the Starbucks version is quite satisfying. Something even more satisfying though is knowing that this matcha latte has DOUBLE the metabolism boosting power than most. SO WHAT’S THE SECRET?! I know you’re on the edge of your seat right now.
I have to talk to you about matcha first. Matcha is an amazing metabolism booster. I have a lovely picture of the benefits of matcha in my Energizing Matcha Overnight Oats recipe that you should definitely check out. It’s mind blowing!!!
The Secret Metabolism Booster
Okay, I’ve kept you waiting long enough. The secret metabolism booster is… cinnamon! We use cinnamon and matcha green tea powder in this recipe to give you DOUBLE the metabolism boost!
Cinnamon is a staple in My Superfood Pantry! It’s a natural metabolism booster. Cinnamon is also RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS and has anti-inflammatory properties. This secret ingredient makes this matcha latte stand out from the rest and gives it a cozy flavor (yes cozy can be a flavor).
I use cinnamon in sooo many of my recipes to give them extra flavor and health benefits. If you are needing some cinnamon inspo just check out some of them:
Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats (+ Protein)
Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)
The Best Chocolate Granola (Vegan)
What Sweeteners Can You Use?
Maple syrup is an amazing natural sweetener in this recipe. It is lower in sugar than most sweeteners and has soooo many health benefits. It contains:
- Manganese to aid in energy production
To be honest, I love using agave in this matcha latte recipe because it’s easy to squeeze out of the bottle! Plus it’s vegan! You are free to use any natural sweetener of your choice! Maple syrup and honey are both great options. I haven’t tried using coconut sugar, but I’m sure that would work just as well!
What Kind of Milk Can You Use?
I use unsweetened almond milk in this recipe, but just like the sweetener, you can use your preferred milk. Coconut milk would be divine and give this drink a creamier consistency. Soy milk and regular cow’s milk are also great options! I’ve tried it with oat milk too, and it is equally delicious.
I hope you love this 5 ingredient Matcha Latte and I hope it boosts your metabolism a latte! (Okay, I’m done with the latte jokes now)
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Matcha Latte (Metabolism Boosting)
This Matcha Green Tea Latte is made with just 5 simple ingredients and requires no whisk! Simple to make and delicious to sip on. Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and paleo!
- ½ Cup Water
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder (I use this brand)
- ⅛ tsp (Dash) Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Maple Syrup (See Notes)
1. Pour the water into a microwave-safe mug and microwave for 45 seconds (you can also heat it on the stove).
2. Add Matcha Green Tea Powder and cinnamon to the water and stir with a fork, small whisk or hand frother (30-60 seconds). (See Note 3 for blending instructions).
3. Add in the maple syrup and mix until combined. Then Mix in the almond milk.
4. Pop back into the microwave for another 1 minute 30 seconds.
5. Stir it up one last time and enjoy every sip! (If you want it even smoother and frothier, pour the mixture into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Be careful removing the lid because the mixture will be hot.)
- Sweetener options: Honey is a great option. I haven’t tried Coconut Sugar, stevia, or monk fruit but if you do please let me know how it turns out! They should work just as well. You can also add 3 tsp instead of 2 tsp of sweetener depending on how sweet you like your drinks.
- Since we don’t use a whisk and if you choose not to blend it in a blender, sediments may settle to the bottom so just keep stirring it as needed.
- Blending: after heating milk and water, carefully add it to a high-speed blender. Then add in the remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Transfer to mug and enjoy!
I really hope you enjoy this Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Latte! Be sure to snap a picture and tag us on Instagram @secretlyhealthyhome WE LOVE SHARING YOUR CREATIONS!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 2.5gCarbohydrates: 17.2gSugar: 16gProtein: 2.3g
I did this recipe with monkfruit, it tastes amazing!!
Ooooo I love that!!! Thank you for sharing the success with monk fruit! YAY! 🙂