If you are like me, you noticed the popularity of matcha powder spreading like wildfires on Instagram and it grabbed your attention.
I was unfamiliar with matcha powder. But, after extensive research, buying various matcha powders, making homemade matcha green tea milk, I’ve learned the ropes, and I want to share.
Matcha Green Tea Milk Ingredients:
This matcha tea milk is made with hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds), matcha powder, filtered water, and maple syrup or dates. This matcha green tea milk is dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, fresh, homemade, cold, and smooth.
You can omit the maple syrup or dates.
And, you can use blanched almonds if you prefer the nutritional value of almonds instead of hemp seeds.
Why hemp seeds?
I wanted to blend a high protein superfood with matcha powder to yield a matcha tea milk that could stand on its own for a breakfast meal or snack.
Matcha Powder Benefits:
Matcha is a Japanese powdered green tea. It’s best used when traditionally paired as a tea, blended into smoothies, added to baked mixes, or used in matcha lattes.
Matcha contains the amino acid L-theanine which helps with focus, memory, and concentration, and provides calming benefits for the mind and body.
This superfood provides balanced energy, longevity, and stress reduction. It boosts metabolism and burns calories. And, is rich in fiber and vitamins.
The Best Matcha Powder:
I enjoy Organic Matcha Powder from Navitas Organics. It’s NON-GMO Project Verified, USDA Organic, plant-based, kosher, gluten-free, and vegan. You should store the bag in a cool, dark, dry place.
You can buy Navitas Organics on Amazon.
Have you tried Jade Leaf? It’s milder, and won’t yield bitter milk. If you are new to matcha tea milk, I would recommend Jade Leaf.
You can buy the Jade Leaf on Amazon.
Kettl matcha powder will make the matcha green tea milk creamy even if you omit the maple syrup. You may prefer this matcha powder if you are going to add coconut milk to the milk and make a latte…
Buy Kettl matcha powder here.
Matcha Organic is a little astringent which will make a great matcha green tea milk if you are blending it with cows milk. The fat in the milk will balance the sharpness of the powder.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen is widely popular. While I haven’t tried the product with this matcha milk tea recipe, it contains collagen which can help support our joints, ligaments, and our skin. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes.
Buy Vital Proteins.
This matcha green tea milk recipe is made with the best matcha powder and superfoods. Matcha powder benefits everyone needing balance, focus, and energy. This guide outlines the best matcha powder products and links to buy them. Matcha tea milk can be served cold or paired with coconut milk for a creamy matcha latte.
4 cups filtered water
1/2 cup hemp hearts
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
4 teaspoons matcha powder
Blend filtered water, hemp hearts, maple syrup, and matcha powder in a blender or Vitamix, gradually increasing the speed from low to high for two minutes, until thoroughly combined.
Pour milk into a nut milk bag over a medium-sized bowl, squeeze the milk into the bowl using your hands.
Transfer the milk to milk bottles and refrigerate overnight.
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