Meet your match-a

Mmmmatcha tea.

Better yet…matcha tea LATTE. Now we’re talking!

With cooler weather nipping at our noses, fingertips, and toes, I am graciously welcoming the glories of roasted autumn foods and warming elixirs back into my life. I love this time of the year!

Sweater and jeans donned, I savoured this beauty after a crisp walk with Dundas this morning.

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I upped the game of regular old matcha tea, taking it to an utterly silly level of silky-smooth lusciousness.

And.

It’s not that this lip-smacker is merely sumptuous. It’s actually really, really good for you. Let me recount the ways.

‘Matcha’ literally means ‘powdered tea.’ So while you probably already know that regular old green tea is good for you, with matcha POWDER, you are actually ingesting the pulverized leaves…thereby making it a more potent source of nutrients. It is teeming with antioxidants – such as polyphenols, which protect against heart disease and cancer, regulate blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and are…wait for it…ANTI-AGEING! A specific polyphenol found in matcha tea is EGCG, which boosts metabolism and fights inflammation.

Matcha tea brings about a wonderful sense of calm while simultaneously increasing alertness.

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A soothing cup of hot matcha tea is a lovely way to start your day. But if you’re looking for a grander entrance to an extraordinary day of miracles, try this:

Matcha Tea Latte

Ingredients

1 cup of almond or coconut milk (or other non-dairy beverage), heated on stovetop

1/2 cup hot water

1 scant teaspoon matcha tea powder

1 tablespoon maca powder

1/2 – 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon MCT oil (optional)

Preparation

Combine liquids in blender. Add matcha and maca powders, and oils. Blend at high speed for 20-30 seconds. Pour into large mug and sweeten to taste. (I use stevia drops.)

Breathe deeply. Sip soulfully.

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