Creamy coconut milk blended with superfood matcha green tea makes the perfect Paleo Matcha Frappuccino!
Quick poll: Raise your hand if you like Starbucks! (Okay, who wouldn’t raise their hand?!)
Quick poll round 2: Raise your hand if you like what Starbucks does to your tummy and your wallet? (read: excessively sugary drinks, dairy-laden lattes, and EXPENSIVE frappuccinos!)
Did anyone raise their hand for that?
I didn’t think so. Whenever I go to Starbucks, I stick to plain-jane coffee — whatever they have brewing. It’s cheap, tasty, and not unhealthy. Still, I always have a moment of indecision . . . should I order my plain (boring) coffee, or try out a new, flamboyant drink? In the end, I always go with my normal coffee — but sometimes I’m left longing for a “fun” drink.
Believe me, it’s healthier and cheaper to make “fun” drinks at home.
One such “fun” drink, the Matcha Frappuccino, is easy to make at home! It is also incredibly easy to make Paleo, thanks to our base liquid: creamy, dreamy coconut milk! <— the best. BEST! My Paleo Matcha Frappuccino also uses nut milk, ice, vanilla, maple syrup, and — of course — matcha green tea powder. The whole drink takes three and a half minutes to make, tops. (Unless you want to whip some coconut cream to go on top, which I 100% recommend!)
While we were shopping for this recipe, we realized just how expensive matcha powder is! My dad told me, “Let’s get this box of plain green tea. You can probably blend up the leaves in a spice grinder to make matcha, right?”
Um, no. As much as I wish that worked, buying the expensive powder is the only way to go. It’s definitely expensive, but a little goes a long way. I use this powder from Trader Joes, and I love it. However, I’d like to invest in a larger tin of powder rather than single-serving packets. Use your favorite brand!
I developed this recipe as a thank-you to my friend, who has been extremely supportive of my blog over the past couple months. Her favorite drink from Starbucks is their Matcha Frappuccino, but it’s a seasonal drink (so it’s not always available)! Now, she (and everyone) can use this recipe to make a Paleo Matcha Frappuccino whenever they want! It’s such a cool, low-sugar treat perfect for any time of the day. I’ve had it with breakfast, as an afternoon pick-me-up, and after dinner for dessert.
Matcha is also an antioxidant powerhouse — one cup of matcha has as many antioxidants as ten cups of plain green tea! It contains catechins, which are a special type of antioxidant that might fight cancer! Matcha boosts metabolism, detoxifies the body, and calms the mind. As if all that wasn’t enough, it’s also full of chlorophyll and vitamins. You can read the article where I found this information here!
Oh yeah, and it tastes good.
You know you want some matcha.Whip up your own matcha frappuccino with creamy coconut milk and superfood matcha green tea! tell a friend
Tell me: Would you make this Paleo Matcha Frappuccino? What’s your favorite Starbucks drink? Let me know in the comments!