If you are craving a warm cup of something in the morning, but are trying to avoid foods that trigger hot flashes, like caffeine, you may want to try out this delicious matcha latte. As an adaptogen, matcha increases our energy and our sense of calm, and can even boost our memory and concentration. How’s that for a good combo?
Matcha can help us balance our blood sugar, giving us a balanced and smooth focus. Matcha tea powder is a green tea that also contains monk fruit, and is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants help reduce the aging of our skin and protect our brains from disease. When estrogen drops, our antioxidant defense drops as well. So, it is super important to get as many antioxidants in our food as possible, through our gorgeous, colorful vegetables and fruits.
Matcha, while it contains some caffeine, also tends to cause less of that caffeine crash that we get from a cup (or multiple cups) of coffee. It’s stimulating without the roller coaster ride. Many people find that a matcha latte satisfies the craving for a coffee latte, but without all the negative side effects. Give it a try!
For other recipes that include adaptogens, see Adaptogenic Yogurt Delight and our Superwoman Smoothie. For other healthy warm drink ideas, you may also want to check out herbal teas made by Traditional Medicinals.
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts unsalted
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 matcha green tea packet
- 1 Tbsp. runny hunny
- pinch sea salt
- Heat the water over med-high heat in a pan.
- Place the nuts, matcha powder, honey and salt in a blender, and add the hot water. Puree until smooth and foamy, and enjoy in 1 large or 2 small mugs!