This easy Lavender Mint Matcha Latte recipe is a perfect morning tonic or afternoon pick-me-up on a hot day. Matcha is an amazing superfood, mint is wonderfully cooling and lavender is well-known for its stress-reducing properties.
Summer is the perfect time to fuel yourself with nutrient rich foods. Including a variety of whole foods in your diet can help to boost your immune system, reduce inflammation in your body, support your digestive system and help to fortify your nervous system.
Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha, which means “powered tea”, is a special form of green tea. Matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf. This results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea. Matcha is known to have a variety of health benefits. For instance, it can help protect the liver, promote heart health, and aid in weight loss.
Lavender Mint Matcha Latte Recipe
(Recipe Serves 2)
- 2 Tablespoons Lavender Mint Honey
- Simple Syrup, Or More To Taste (Recipe Below)
- 2 Teaspoons Matcha Powder
- 2 Cups Almond Milk Or Non-dairy
- Milk Of Your Choice
Lavender Mint Honey Simple Syrup
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Honey
- Heaping Tablespoon Roughly Chopped Fresh Mint
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Lavender Bud
To Make The Syrup:
In a saucepan, bring the water and honey to a gentle simmer. Stir gently until the honey dissolves into the water. Once simmering, add the lavender and mint. Next, turn off the heat and steep for 30 minutes. Strain into a container and store in the fridge for up to a week.
To Make The Latte
In a jar with a lid, sprinkle in the matcha powder and add a touch of water. Work the matcha powder into a paste to remove any clumps. Add the syrup and almond milk. Put the lid on the jar and shake until everything is well combined. Divide the mix between two glasses filled with ice, serve and enjoy! Feel free to add more syrup to suit your sweet tooth.
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Sass Magazine.