Hi, my name is Brittany and I’ve been coffee sober for almost 7 years now.
I used to love it and drank it every morning - skinny vanilla lattes and dirty chai’s were my poisons of choice if I wasn’t making it at home with my French press. But after a while, my stomach grew so sensitive I had no choice but to cut ties. Plus the caffeine was doing nothing for me so it felt like a waste. I moved on to chai and Earl Grey lattes, but nothing was really hitting the spot without being overly sweet.
And then I discovered matcha 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
But not the coffee shop matcha that are full of not-so-great ingredients. I’m talking delicious and super easy homemade goodness that you will love. And when you’re shopping for matcha, try to get pure, ceremonial grade. I’m in love with Cap Beauty’s The Matcha or sometimes grab The Republic of Tea’s Organic Full Leaf Matcha at Whole Foods. But for a real hack, check out your local Asian supermarket. Not only do they have an incredible selection of produce (seriously, go on a field trip and let your mind be blown), but they have all kinds of tea including matcha. Currently I’ve been using Maeda En Universal Quality because my local H Mart was out of the Ceremonial Grade. Whatever you do, get unsweetened, pure matcha without anything else. Ready? Let’s get our matcha on:
Glowy Matcha Latte
4 oz filtered water
6 oz nut milk of choice (I like almond or cashew)
½ heaping tsp of matcha
2 tsp coconut butter (I like the Nutiva brand) *this is the secret you don’t want to skip*
Optional: a bit of pure maple syrup for a little extra somethin’
Hot latte:: Warm water and milk to just before boiling. Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend up until frothy AF. Instastory that slow pour so we can all see your froth game.
Cold latte: Add matcha, coconut butter and maple syrup to a glass jar with a lid. Warm about 2 oz of filtered water to just before boiling and pour into the jar. Whisk it all up with a hand-held milk frother (got one at Whole Foods last week and they’re all over Amazon). Add your milk and/or extra cool water, about 7 more ounces. Put the lid on your jar then hey ya, shake it like a polaroid picture. Or milk froth it. Both are equally as fun. Drop a couple of nut milk ice cubes in (literally just nut milk frozen in an ice cube tray) and show off your hard work.
Cheers, babes 🍵