This Whole30 Matcha Latte is delicious, coconutty, and super simple! This is a tasty alternative to coffee, because it is warm and comforting. It has a gentle dose of caffeine that’s not overwhelming. Best of all, it only takes six ingredients and ten minutes to make.
Last summer, I posted a recipe for Paleo Matcha Frappuccinos. This recipe was my first encounter with matcha powder (and really matcha in general), and I loved it! Matcha is one of my favorite foods now! While I don’t drink it very often, I still love it. Side note: Have you seen how expensive matcha powder is? It’s ridiculous! Luckily, I have a mouthwatering bagged tea from Celestial Seasonings that has matcha in it. It’s the coolest thing — and it’s way more affordable than matcha powder!
Despite how good that tea is, it’s not the same as real matcha powder. This recipe calls for real matcha (the expensive stuff), and it can’t be made with steeped tea from a bag. It’s worth it, though. I promise!
This recipe begins with hot water, coconut oil, cacao butter, and matcha powder. I said cacao butter, but I actually used cocoa butter because that was what we had. Feel free to do the same. Or don’t use cacao/cocoa butter at all if it’s not your thing! I had my doubts about using it, but it actually turned out great & added a subtle “white chocolate” flavor to the latte. If you choose to omit the butter, I would add a bit more coconut oil to balance things out.
Your water has to be really hot — boiling, basically. I boiled my water in the microwave, but if you’re old-school, antipathetic to microwaves for some reason, or just want to be “extra,” you can boil your water on the stovetop (or over an open fire) if you like. Your choice.
Okay, back to matcha. Put those first few ingredients in the blender and blend until they’re frothy! While you do that, heat up some almond/coconut milk via method of your choice (see above paragraph). Pour the matcha into a mug and pour the hot milk into the blender. Froth the milk in the blender and pour it over the matcha. Make latte art, if you can (I’m jealous). Top with cinnamon and enjoy!
I feel like matcha has become very mainstream and “hipster” of late. Frankly, this is one trend I’m willing to play along with. Matcha is a health food I can get behind, and it’s actually pretty freakin’ delicious! According to popular belief, it also has some major health benefits: it boosts metabolism, detoxifies the body (whatever that means), and induces feelings of calmness. I’m going through a pretty stressful period in my life due to school, standardized testing, and college decisions, so I need all the “feelings of calmness” I can get! I might splurge on some more matcha powder just to make this drink more often!
Although this drink is 100% Whole30 and sugar-free, it would be divine with a tiny bit of honey! It’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, grain, free, and soy-free, in case you were wondering. It would even be nut free if you use all coconut milk.
What are you waiting for? Seize the day, buy some matcha, and make yourself a scrumptious Whole30 Matcha Latte. Because you’re worth it.
Why does this sound like a makeup ad?
Probably because this Whole30 matcha latte will make you beautiful. It has a ton of health benefits, after all.