In June of 2019, I struggled with a really bad car accident. I was riding my bike on the street when a car came up from behind me and hit me from the back. Without going into much detail, I struggled with a long 6 month recovery. I had a concussion, a broken foot, pain, headaches and major inflammation thought out my body. I turned to food to try to help my healing process.
Matcha was the #1 superfood I added into my diet consistently. Why? Because it’s extremely high in antioxidants.
So what is matcha anyway? Matcha is a type of green tea from Japan! It provides a boost of caffeinated energy without the crash that coffee may bring. It can boost the immune system, metabolism and it also enhances focus. When choosing the right matcha we need to ensure it is high quality ceremonial grade matcha from Japan. The one I use is from the brand The Reserve. This brand is Certified Organic by OCIA Japan, vegan and 100% cruelty-free. It is also heavy metal, pesticide and radiation free.
Why do I add the other ingredients? This matcha latte literally healed my body after the accident. The ingredients within it helped lower stress, give my joints a boost of strength, helped release stress & boosts the immune system. All of the ingredients help in some way or another, let me explain here…
Cinnamon: Fights bacteria and can decrease blood sugar
Collagen: When taken consistently, results can show healthier, fuller hair, reduction in fine lines, improved skin elasticity, stronger nails and improved gut health! I use marine collagen by Girl & The Sea. Use the code SAVE3JASMINE for $3 off your order!
Everyday Superfood Matcha Latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 cup boiling water
1/2 scoop marine collagen
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 teaspoon coconut butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon sweetener of choice
Add everything into a high speed blender. Blend for 10 seconds until combined.
Milk: any milk works here, non-dairy or dairy! My favorites are oat milk, macadamia nut milk or almond milk
Sugar: I use stevia but other choices are maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, monk fruit and brown sugar.
ADDITIONAL ADD INS
Add any adaptogens on hand like ashwaganda, chaga, maca or coconut powder.
Do you have any experience with matcha? I would love to know!