Spiced Matcha Milk (Dairy Free Version) – A Great Way to Start Your Day
Spiced Matcha Milk (Dairy Free) is a healthy concoction that is my favorite morning drink, other than coffee. Coffee is my very favorite. If you have read How to Become an Early Riser about how insanely early I wake up. I mentioned that my coffeemaker is loud and wakes up my family. Therefore, I started drinking this (mostly quiet) alternative. I blend it in my Vitamix, but for some reason, that appliance doesn’t wake up my family.
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There are two versions of this recipe. This dairy-free version is Paleo, Trim Healthy Mama, dairy-free approved.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is powdered green tea that is grown and produced in Japan (in most cases) and sometimes China. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.
Here are some of the many health benefits of matcha.
- Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Rich in fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Where to buy Matcha?
One important consideration is to buy a high-quality Matcha since it is so concentrated. I personally buy organic, such as Matcha DNA Certified Organic Matcha Green Tea (12 Ounce). If you are very frugal like me, the price may concern you, but rest assured this will last you a long time.
I tried to drink Matcha with just water and sweetener, but the taste was too strong and bitter for my taste buds. Then, I experimented with adding cream and settled on almond milk for this version, but it was still too plain and bitter.
Finally, I realized it needed some spiciness and sweetness. After more experimenting, I found the combination of cinnamon and Watkins Chai Flavor, 2 Ounces extract to be delicious. I also wanted to add extra health benefits. Therefore, I added Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. and Nutiva Organic, Cold-Pressed, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil from Fresh, non-GMO, Sustainably Farmed Coconuts, 54-ounce Collagen is associated with a number of health benefits and very few known risks.
a few, of the many, health benefits of collagen.
- Improve skin health by reducing wrinkles and dryness.
- May help increase muscle mass,
- Prevent bone loss
- Relieve joint pain.
- Supports the liver and cardiovascular health.
- Strengthen hair, skin, and nails.
- Increase in metabolism
Coconut oil also has many health benefits.
Here are just ten of the many benefits.
- Proven Alzheimer’s Disease Natural Treatment.
- Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure.
- Treats UTI and Kidney Infection and Protects the liver.
- Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis.
- Cancer Prevention and Treatment.
- Immune System Boost.
- Sharpens Memory and Brain Function.
- Increases Energy and Endurance.
- Improves Digestion and Reduces Stomach Ulcers and Ulcerative Colitis.
- Aids in weight loss.
This healthy drink is a great way to start out your day. I personally, sweeten with stevia, but honey or other natural sweeteners can be substituted.
Spiced Matcha Milk (dairy-free)
- 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Matcha powder
- 1/4-1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp Coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp Collagen powder Optional
- 1/2 Tsp Chai extract
- Stevia or other natural sweetener to taste
- Heat almond milk and water on stovetop to just below boiling.
- While liquid is heating, add all other ingredients to blender
- Add heated liquid to blender
- Blend 10-20 seconds
- Pour into favorite mug and enjoy.
I hope that you give Spiced Matcha Tea a try. It is a wonderful, healthy way to start your day. How about you? What is your favorite morning drink? Are you a coffee or tea drinker? Let me know in the comments.