*I received the Nanami Zen Set for being a Fitfluential Ambassador but all opinions in this article are entirely my own.*
These iced matcha green tea lattes are quickly becoming my favorite form of caffeine in the mornings. As someone who has always battled anxiety, switching from coffee to green tea has been a lifesaver.
The caffeine in tea releases more slowly than coffee. This means that you don’t get that crash from coffee when you drink green tea. I was hesitant to make the switch at first because I’ve been seriously addicted to caffeine and coffee for a long time. But trust me, if I can make the switch, so can you.
Unlike other tea, you can drink the matcha tea leaves.
This means that you receive up to 10 times the amount of antioxidant benefits from matcha that you would from other green tea. TEN TIMES! One word of advice on picking matcha: look for unsweetened! There are some powders out there that are pre-sweetened, and I personally like to control sweetness levels myself.
The type of matcha I use is Nanami. Their tea is organic, sourced from farm-to-cup, and is never blended with other strands of green tea. So when you make your matcha latte, you know it’s of the highest quality.
Switching from coffee to green tea, like this iced matcha latte, has helped me gain control of my anxiety.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but coffee can actually trigger anxiety. Over the last month, I’ve cut out coffee. I’ll either drink matcha or Yerba mate. Mate is a drink made from the dried leaves of an evergreen holly, Ilex paraguariensis, a native plant of South America. It is extremely popular in South America. Yerba mate contains less caffeine than coffee, but like matcha, it is slow release. This means less jitters, and less anxiety.
So between my mate and matcha, I’m getting plenty of antioxidants and caffeine, without the anxiety.
The one drawback to these new morning drinks is my need for a sweetener. With coffee I can stand the bitterness, from all those years of being addicted to it. Green tea is an acquired taste, and I’m just not used to the earthiness of it yet.
That’s where Bare Honey comes in. I’ll add a drop of honey to my matcha latte or mate in the morning, and boom, good to go! And good news, I’ve partnered with Bare Honey for a fun giveaway. One person will receive a jar of Bare Honey. To enter, head on over to my Instagram account, find the picture below, tag a friend, and tell me what kind of tea you’ll add your Bare Honey to! You must be following my account and Bare Honey to win. Giveaway ends Friday, 4/28 at 10 am CST.
Alright, let’s get shakin’ and make some iced matcha lattes shall we?!
Get your caffeine fix without the crash! Iced matcha lattes with honey and coconut milk are refreshing, easy to make, & packed with antioxidants!
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk from a carton
- 1 to 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a shaker.
Shake well, making sure all the matcha gets completed mixed in. Watch out for chunks on the bottom of the container!
Pour over ice and enjoy!
Play around with the amounts of coconut milk and honey you use until you find the right balance for you!
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