Recently I realized I’ve been drinking almost 3 cups of coffee a day.
UM… Whoops. Don’t know how that happened.
I decided I’d cut back a smidge because that seemed like *kindofalotof* coffee, right??
Day 1 went ok except I started to get a headache in the afternoon. I thought it was allergies… Maybe I was tired? Maybe I didn’t eat enough today? I didn’t make the connection. At all.
The next morning when I was sharing with a friend I’d decided to cut back and I realized THAT was the cause. Felt a little silly for not putting it together a bit sooner but here we are.
So Day 2 early afternoon this headache is getting the best of me and about the time I’d go back for my second (or 3rd!) cup of coffee I opt for a homemade matcha latte instead.
I’ve got this matcha powder kicking around the pantry that I bought to make something years ago (who knows if I ever did?) so I decide to whip one up.
Recipe is easy enough, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to kitchen stuff.
I added maple syrup (don’t ask me how much – I use the eyeball method). Let’s call it a gloop. I also warmed mine in the microwave instead of on the stove because, again, lazy.
It came out pretty good and I think I won’t be missing those extra cups of coffee anymore!
Naturally Sweetened Sweet Enough Matcha Latte
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1.5 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional)
1. Heat almond milk and maple syrup/honey (if using) in a small saucepan.
2. Add matcha powder to a mug
3. When almond milk is hot, add about a ¼ cup of the milk to the matcha and stir to combine.
4. Add rest of the milk to cup.
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: Steep a chai tea bag in the milk if you prefer chai tea over matcha.
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