I Like to Matcha
Some mornings I wake up craving something hearty enough to feed a football team. Cue my Vegan Veggie Hash n’ Grits recipe. But, there are some mornings (in fact most) that I wake up with a light appetite. On days like these, I’m full of superfood smoothies, seeds, fruits or my latest Holiday Matcha recipe.
I know it’s cold out and its time for warm drinks for most people, but I promise the spices in this drink will warm you right up. Bonus it will spruce you up to get your ready to face the cold day rather than hibernate. #BeenThere! If all else fails, Matcha is excellent warm too! So try it both ways and see what you think.
Nutiva Coconut Palm Sugar optional
Cap Beauty Matcha Powder or organic powder of choice
Food Processor (or) Blender
The Adaptogens: Optional and won’t affect taste too much, but great for added superfood power!
1 tsp Maca Powder - of choice but my go-to is Moon Juice
2 tsp of Toco’s Powder - Great source of vitamin D & E and makes things extra creamy! I use Sun Potion.
3 tsp of Moringa Powder - I use Sun Potion.
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1 tsp Cardamom Powder
2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
1/3 pod Vanilla Beans optional
2 1/4 Cups Nut Milk of choice or homemade
2 Pitted Dates
2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
Prep time is approx. 5-8 minutes.
Step One - Blend
Use your food processor to blend cardamom powder, nutmeg, vanilla beans, dates, cinnamon powder, matcha, maca, tocos, and 2 cups of nut milk for 1-2 minutes. Get things nice and frothy!
Step Two - Some Like it Hot!
Pour your mixture into an iced glass!
If you are making the warm version instead, now is the time to warm in a pot according to the matcha directions (be careful not to burn your matcha!)
Step Three - Creamer
Take the 1/4 remaining nut milk and blend with coconut sugar. You can leave out the sugar as well and use plain as well. Pour on top of your matcha mix as your creamer! See the Earth and Olive pour method video here.
Drink up and tell us if you are team iced or team warm! Tag #earthandolive wherever you post so we can see your recreations/additions!