If you’re looking to get the health benefits of green tea, you can steep a tea bag in hot water and call it a day. But that wouldn’t do much for your taste buds, would it?
You can have all the benefits of ceremonial grade organic matcha, plus the delight of a creamy coffee latte all in one.
That’s right, this matcha latte isn’t your everyday coffee shop beverage. In fact, if you love matcha and coffee, this just may be the pick-me-up you’ve been looking for.
It goes without saying that matcha green tea powder can give you a boost of energy. But couple that with MCTs and some instant keto coffee and you’ll be soaring.
This matcha tea latte is:
The main ingredients in this latte recipe are:
- Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder Matcha
- Perfect Keto Instant Keto Coffee French Vanilla
- Perfect Keto Unflavored Collagen
Optional additional ingredients:
- Coconut milk
3 Health Benefits of This Matcha Green Tea Latte
#1: Boosts Energy
The caffeine in matcha green tea will naturally provide some energy when you’re sipping on this matcha latte, but that’s not your only source of quick energy.
The MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) in this recipe also provide a readily absorbable form of energy that will kick start your day.
Most fatty acids need to take a trip through your lymphatic system before they’re sent to your liver to be broken down for fuel. MCTs, however, get to skip the lymph and go directly to your liver.
In your liver, they undergo a process called beta-oxidation, which breaks down the MCTs and frees them up to be used as fuel.
This makes MCTs a fantastic source of quick energy for your brain and body[*].
#2: Promotes Skin Health
You can eat a near perfect diet, but still experience a lack of confidence that comes along with poor skin health. While vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy skin, specific proteins may be the answer to fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen is an essential component of the extracellular matrix of your skin. This is a layer of connective tissue that lives under your epidermis and impacts the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The combination of the proteins collagen and elastin make up the bulk of this connective tissue layer, which supports the structure of your skin.
Supplementing with collagen is shown to improve the appearance of your skin by supporting this connective tissue layer.
In one study, a group of women aged 45-65 taking collagen supplements for eight weeks showed a significant reduction in skin wrinkles around their eyes[*].
#3: Rich In Antioxidants
Oxidative stress is a natural process that your body goes through as part of its maintenance system. Things must be broken down so they can build up again, and oxidation is part of the break-down process.
However, in modern society, there are more and more stressors causing oxidation to your body than ever before. For this reason, getting enough antioxidants through the foods you consume is essential.
Matcha powder, and all green teas for that matter, is a fantastic source of antioxidants. Green tea is loaded with the flavonoids catechin and quercetin, which help combat oxidative stress in your body.
If you’re a matcha tea fan, this is the latte for you. This indulgent beverage is loaded with health benefits and will give you a boost of energy (minus the jitters) to take on your day.
It also pairs perfectly with some gluten-free keto muffins.
The best part? It couldn’t be easier to make.
You may enjoy whisking the ingredients together with a traditional bamboo whisk. However, if you’re short on time (or patience) just throw all the ingredients into a blender.
If it’s a warm day, feel free to throw some ice cubes into a glass and pour over for a refreshing iced matcha.Print
This matcha latte is loaded with health benefits from the ceremonial grade organic matcha and MCTs. The perfect pick me up with a prep time of only 5 minutes.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 lattes 1x
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender, blending until well-combined.
- Works well hot or serve over ice!
- Serving Size: 2 lattes
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 2.5g (1g)
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Protein: 6g
Keywords: Matcha Coffee Latte