Matcha Cacao Latte

Matcha Cacao Latte

IMG_0449Matcha is a well known superfood that touts many health benefits. It sits at 1348 units per gram on the ORAC scale (measures antioxidant capabilities) and contains an amino acid, theanine which purportedly promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety (see Superfoodly for more Matcha facts.)

Cacao is an excellent source of minerals such as magnesium and iron. It is also best consumed with non-dairy milks as there is some research to suggest that dairy may inhibit the uptake of the minerals it contains. Cacao also enhances mood, protects the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

I spotted matcha in my fridge this afternoon and decided to give this drink a whirl.

You need…

1/2 Cup non-dairy milk of your choice (I used coconut milk)

1 cup of water

1/2 tsp matcha

1 tsp cacao

1 tsp rice malt syrup or sweetener of choice

1 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

Heat the water and milk in a pot over the stove.

Remove from the heat, add the matcha, cacao, sweetener and coconut oil.

Whisk to combine.

Pour into your cup, sprinkle the cinnamon over the top and enjoy!

Let me know if you give this one a try 🙂

Erin xx

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