An energising Matcha Latte which is easy to make in the Thermomix and is guaranteed to be lump free! It's an ultimate treat and will set you up for a magical day.
Matcha Lattes are trendy in cafes these days despite green tea being around for hundreds of years.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a powdered version of green tea but much more potent and boasts more antioxidants than goji berries, green and black tea leaves, blueberries, Acai and pomegranate.
One cup of Matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea. Matcha contains caffeine but also contains an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine has a calming effect; therefore, you feel more alert but don't have that awful caffeine crash after a cup of coffee.
Different Types of Matcha
There are two distinctive types of Matcha, Ceremonial and Culinary.
Ceremonial Matcha is very expensive and should only be whisked with hot water to enjoy all its flavour. It's derived from the youngest of tea leaves in the first harvest.
Culinary is more readily available in supermarkets and is used for baking, desserts, smoothies and sometimes seasoning. It's derived from older tea leaves.
Adding Sweetness to Matcha
Matcha is very bitter, and it's entirely up to you whether you want to sweeten it or not. If you're after a Starbucks copycat, then go ahead and enhance it. I love it bitter, so skip the sweetener altogether.
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- 250 g milk of choice (cows, almond, rice, soy etc)
- 1 teaspoon Matcha powder, see note 1
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice (optional)
- Heat the milk in the Thermomix bowl for 3.5 mins/80/speed 2.
- Add the matcha powder, cinnamon and maple syrup and blend for 30 seconds/speed 7.
- Check for sweetness and add more matcha powder if desired (depending on taste) then froth for 20 sec/speed 8.
- Drink and enjoy!
Matcha powder is readily available at most supermarkets.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.